Clinical Research Coordinator
Department Description: I, Dr. Mara Schonberg, am seeking a full time Clinical Research Coordinator. The position is at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care. My research aims to improve shared decision making around cancer screening and treatment for older adults, particularly for breast cancer. I also work with many trainees doing research in other pressing areas of primary care such as optimizing use of telemedicine, improving end of life care, and reducing health care disparities. Under my Direction, the incumbent is responsible for recruiting, screening and enrolling patients, generally older women, for participation in clinical research studies. The incumbent monitors the progress of protocols, helps prepare materials for the IRB, and assists with the grant application and reporting process. The incumbent also conducts a variety of routine and specialized research duties including project coordination, data management and analysis, literature searches, and presentation and manuscript preparation. The incumbent must have excellent organizational, communication and analytical skills normally acquired through a BA/BS degree or equivalent. Masters level degree or related coursework in public health related field a plus. The incumbent must have demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and a general knowledge of research methods. The incumbent must be attentive to detail and able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; be able to take direction well but also set own priorities and work both independently and collaboratively with research investigators, staff and hospital personnel. Incumbent must possess excellent English language and interpersonal skills, and have a professional and effective telephone presence in order to recruit older adults over the telephone when needed. Knowledge and/or interest in women’s health and aging is preferred. This role is also designed to help the incumbent reach their professional goals, whether it be to go medical school, graduate school, industry, or research administration. The salary is competitive and based on experience.
Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Req ID: 47664BR
Job Summary: Responsible for managing/overseeing the recruiting, screening and enrolling of patients for participation in multiple clinical trials, ensuring compliance with federal, state and institutional guidelines. Financial responsibilities including assisting with the grant application process and monitoring expenses for all protocols. Supervisory duties including overseeing the progress of protocols: supervising, planning and prioritizing the work of the Clinical Research Assistants.
- Participates in hiring and training Clinical Research Assistants. Monitors performance of staff. Contributes to annual performance evaluations of staff. Ensures that schedules, follow up and completion of research protocols progress as planned. Works with staff to resolve day-to-day problems.
- Assists in the execution of new IRB applications and processes annual reviews for the IRB committees with regard to consents. May attend IRB meetings as required or address IRB questions regarding the protocols or consent forms. Working with the principal investigator and/or research nurse, submits protocols, amendments, notices, suspensions and terminations to the IRB for review and approval.
- Interacts with patients prior to entering the study and throughout the entire treatment. Discusses and obtains informed consent with patients. Revises protocol consent form to comply with federal, state and IRB guidelines.
- Assesses potential patients' eligibility for inclusion in a particular protocol based on contracts with physicians and nurses and knowledge of the protocol. Checks all eligibility or ineligibility criteria with the patients' medical record. Verifies information with clinical research nurse and/or principal investigator. May enroll patients onto clinical trials.
- Monitors the occurrence of adverse events and reports them according to the guidelines of the FDA, sponsoring drug accompany (if applicable) and the IRB. May interact with sponsors and/or pharmaceutical company representatives. May prepare reports for pharmaceutical company monitors as well as routine audits for the FDA, if applicable.
- Bachelor's degree required. Bachelor's degree in scientific discipline preferred.
- 1-3 years related work experience required.
- Bachelors degree and two years experience in a medical setting and/or clinical research or a Master's Degree and one year experience.
- Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.