Clinical Research Coordinator - Center for Aging & Serious Illness
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GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Aging and Serious Illness (CASI), a research center within the Mongan Institute and the Division of Palliative Care & Geriatric Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, seeks a Clinical Research Coordinator to join our dynamic and growing research team. The mission of the Center for Aging and Serious Illness is to better understand the needs of older adults or those living with serious illness and their caregivers, develop new interventions, improve current treatments, and explore new questions at the intersection of aging and serious illness. Our research team conducts a vast array of clinical studies, observational studies, investigator-initiated primary care, hospital-based, and community-based implementation studies. We support the growth of early career investigators and serve as a convener for aging and serious illness research conversations.
Working under the general supervision of the CASI Director and CASI Faculty, the Clinical Research Coordinator will assist with the organization and execution of the group’s clinical studies and clinical trials, with a focus on coordinating a range of research projects and other CASI initiatives. The CRC also works professionally with other CASI faculty and staff and with internal hospital divisions and departments to ensure that all health system protocols are followed. The CRC consistently strives to assure and improve the quality of all aspects of the CASI Research program.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Please note, the functions below are representative of major duties that are typically associated with these positions. Specific responsibilities may vary based upon Center needs. Similarly, not all duties that have been outlined will be assigned to each position.
Oversight of the clinical trials start-up process from receipt of protocols through IRB submissions, and site activation activities.
Assists with creation and editing of study documents, such as protocols, consent forms, and subject letters.
Verifies accuracy of study forms.
Assists with recruiting, enrolling, consenting, and tracking patients for research.
Collects and organizes patient data.
Assist with preparation of annual review documents and progress reports.
Responsible for data reporting and management, collection of source documents, use and development of case report forms, adverse events reporting, filing, and archiving of study records, and resolution of data queries.
Maintain and organize study regulatory binders, enter all required study data on an ongoing basis.
Responsible for organizing and preparing for both internal and external auditing and study monitoring visits.
Prepares data for analysis and data entry.
Performs administrative support duties as required.
Communicates professionally and effectively with external study collaborators, including investigators, sponsors, and monitors.
Plans and coordinates trainings and/or conference calls with external collaborators.
Assists Investigators with the preparation of posters and analyses for publication.
Conducts literature searches.
Documents patient visits and procedures.
Assists PI to prepare complete study reports.
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
Careful attention to details
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Ability to follow directions
Good communication skills
Working knowledge of clinical research protocols
Ability to demonstrate respect and professionalism for subjects’ rights and individual needs
Ability to work independently and as a team player
Analytical skills and ability to resolve technical problems
Ability to interpret acceptability of data results
Working knowledge of data management program
Bachelors degree required.
Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology orientated business environment preferred.
New graduates with some relevant course/project work or those without any prior research experience will be considered for the Clinical Research Coordinator I position outlined above.
Those with a minimum of 1-2 years of directly related work experience will be considered for a Clinical Research Coordinator II position.
Spanish language fluency, desirable.