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Clinical Research Coordinator

Clinical Research Coordinator - Massachusetts General Hospital - (3284577)



The Family Center for Neurofibromatosis and Schwannomatosis at Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking a motivated, conscientious individual to join our team as a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC). The CRC will work under general supervision of and report to the Principal Investigators (PIs), Dr. Scott Plotkin and Dr. Vanessa Merker, for day-to-day responsibilities and to the MGH Cancer Center Protocol Office (CCPO) Program Manager for administrative aspects.

 Immersed in the daily operations of a busy clinical research program, this CRC works at the intersection of translational scientific research and clinical care. The CRC will be responsible for coordinating multiple research projects focused on developing and validating new measurement tools to use in clinical trials for neurofibromatosis and schwannomatosis.  This includes the development of a new patient-reported outcome measure to assess improvements in tumor-related disfigurement and validation of a new mobile app-based video assessment of patients’ walking ability.  Discoveries from this research will be integrated into innovative clinical trials conducted through the MGH Neurofibromatosis Clinic, helping improve treatment for future patients afflicted with these rare, neurogenetic disorders.

Our program provides personalized mentoring to all research staff.  We offer opportunities for CRCs to shadow a range of healthcare providers, and encourage individuals’ participation in presentations at local and national conferences and publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Through frequent interactions with patients, their families, and healthcare professionals, the CRC can gain the insight and experiences to jumpstart a rewarding career in a multitude of clinical and research fields. This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) and is expected to last for at least 2 years. This position is ideal for someone who is planning to attend medical school, nursing school, a school of public health, or other graduate level education in the future.

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  • Explains studies and obtains informed consent from patients 
  • Schedules patient study visits, administers study assessments, and issues payment to study subjects
  • Obtains patient study data from patient surveys, medical records, physicians, etc. 
  • Collects, organizes, and maintains patient data in electronic databases (e.g., REDCap)
  • Helps conduct interviews and focus groups with patients/parents
  • Participates in the analysis of quantitative and qualitative research data
  • Provides regular updates on study progress at weekly research lab meetings
  • Assists with study-related IRB filings and regulatory submissions as required
  • Coordinates meetings with research collaborators at NIH, MIT, and other academic institutions, as well as presentations to the REINS Collaboration (an international organization of neurofibromatosis and schwannomatosis clinicians, researchers and patient representatives dedicated to improving clinical trials)
  • Performs additional administrative support duties as required


  • Careful attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Analytical skills and ability to problem-solve
  • Standard computer literacy and ability to learn new technology (e.g., data management and collection tools)
  • Ability to demonstrate respect and professionalism for subjects’ rights and individual needs 


  • Bachelor’s degree required. 


  • New graduates with some relevant course/project work or those without any prior full-time 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. 


  • A Clinical Research Coordinator I does not have any supervisory responsibility. 
  • A Clinical Research Coordinator II may assist with the training and orientation of new staff members.


  • Work is performed in office and clinical settings on MGH's main hospital campus in Boston, MA.  Up to two days of work per week may be able to be performed remotely, based on research study needs and patient scheduling.

 EEO Statement 

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.