GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
This is an exciting opportunity for an entry Clinical Research Coordinator 1 (CRC) who is interested in serious illness care and geriatrics. This is a part-time (32 hours) clinical research coordinator to assist with all aspects of an NIH-funded grant that explores advance care planning and medical decision making in the elderly.
The CRC will be an integral part of the study team and will work directly under the supervision of the Project Manager and Principal Investigator, Dr. Angelo Volandes, within the Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
MGH is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage individuals from under-represented backgrounds to apply.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The responsibilities of the clinical research coordinator may include but are not limited to the following activities:
- Screening, obtaining informed consent, and enrolling study participants.
- Maintain enrollment reports.
- Prepare study mailings
- Organizing and participating in study-related meetings and study site visits. Prepare meeting agendas and minutes when applicable
- Complete patient interviews/ surveys.
- Designing and maintaining study databases.
- Conduct chart reviews
- Collecting, entering, and cleaning study data.
- Assisting with the preparation of grant applications and reports to funding agencies.
- Assisting with the preparation of scientific abstracts, posters, PowerPoint presentations, and manuscripts.
- Conducting literature reviews and generating summaries for use in grants, abstract and manuscripts
- Providing general administrative support to the PI and other project members.
- Submitting applications, amendments, reports, and other documents to the Institutional Review Board under the supervision of the Principal Investigator.
- Maintaining research-related files and regulatory materials.
- Maintaining confidentiality and privacy, which is consistent with HIPAA guidelines
- The CRC may have the opportunity to assist in writing research papers based on his or her skills and developing interests within the various projects.
Applicants must possess superior organizational, administrative, time management, and communication skills, with the ability to interact professionally with office staff as well as with research participants. Enthusiasm for the topic area is essential.
This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who will be applying to medical or graduate school in the next 2 - 3 years.
Additional skills, abilities, and competencies include:
- Proficiency with standard office software (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as internet applications) and the ability to learn new computer applications when needed.
- Excellent communication and writing skills.
- Careful attention to details
- Familiarity with other software such as Stata, SAS, and/or MS Access is desirable but not required.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a research team.
- Ability to anticipate, manage, and troubleshoot challenges.
- Time management: Exceptional organizational skills and ability to organize time and priorities effectively, asking for direction when appropriate. Ability to keep multiple tasks on track simultaneously.
- Ability and willingness to learn new research and study-related skills.
- Intellectual independence and initiative.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS (if applicable):
Bachelor's degree is required. MPH, Master's degree or prior coursework in health-related topics and/or research methods is preferred but not required.
Previous research experience is preferred but not required.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
No supervisory responsibilities (CRC I)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.
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