Clinical Research Coordinator
The Massachusetts General Hospital Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation (DCBI) is seeking applicants for a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) position. The aim of the program is to evaluate psychiatric and psychosocial treatments for bipolar disorder, to learn more about the causes and general course of this disorder, and to investigate the pathophysiology of the condition with neuroimaging and other biological markers. The CRC would assist with two, large projects recently funded in the DCBI, Bipolar Disorder Learning Health Network and Smart-BD. The Learning Health Network (LHN) is a plan to improve the health and well-being of people with bipolar disorder by building the first ever bipolar disorder learning health network - a system designed with and for the bipolar community - people with bipolar disorder and their families, clinicians, advocacy groups, researchers, health care systems, and payers - to collaborate, innovate, and conduct research quickly to produce excellent and equitable health outcomes. SMART-BD compares the effectiveness of four treatments for bipolar depression. The study aims to recruit 2,800 participants from sites across the country, including MGH and McLean Hospital.
The CRC will manage and conduct a full range of research and clinical activities within the program. The CRC will assist in conducting clinical studies with the clinical and research staff. Responsibilities may include patient recruitment, data collection and management, grant preparation, Institutional Review Board correspondence, phlebotomy (drawing blood), as well as other key administrative tasks. The CRC will also be offered the opportunity to assist with data analysis and preparation of poster presentations, symposiums, and manuscripts. The CRC will also answer triage phone calls, conduct phone screens, participate in case reviews to determine patient’s eligibility and make referrals. A key component of the position includes assisting in submitting grant proposals for future clinical trials. The CRC will liaise with Research Management at Massachusetts General Hospital, the funding agency, as well as help prepare aspects of the proposal, such as the budget.
A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts is required. A strong background in psychology, biology, and/or health sciences is preferred. Prior research, statistical, and/or clinical experience is strongly recommended. The CRC will collaborate with other members of the research team, faculty and staff of the DCBI, but will also be expected to take initiative and work well independently. Excellent attention to detail, organization, strong interpersonal skills, great writing skills and being able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously is a must. Candidates should have knowledge of basic statistical methods. Due to the deadline-sensitive nature of many projects, the pace of work may be demanding at times and requires prioritization.
This position provides valuable experience for candidates interested in applying to graduate schools in clinical psychology or medical school. This is a paid full-time position (40 hours per week); a two-year commitment is required. To learn more about our program and to read more about the ongoing studies at the DCBI, please visit us online at www.dautenbipolarcenter.org.
To apply for this position, please first submit an online application through the official MGH job portal. To do so, search for job number 3221684 at https://www.massgeneral.org/careers/.