Clinical Research Coordinator
Posted on May 9, 2021 by Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston
We are seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator/Clinical Psychometrist for a joined project between the Departments of Psychology, Neurology and Radiology (A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The goal of our research is to understand the long-term impact of COVID-19 on the brain through advanced MR imaging and spectroscopy'. The current COVID-19 pandemic may have a substantial impact on the prevalence of neurological dysfunction, and in turn greatly increasing the risk for cognitive impairment in this population. The assessment includes the administration of a comprehensive battery of cognitive, psychiatric and neurologic tests.
The candidate will work under direct supervision of Drs. Lauren Pollak, Janet Sherman, Shibani Mukerji and Eva-Maria Ratai, PhD. This work will provide the candidate with research experience in neuropsychology and neuroimaging, which may lead to a several publications, and will aid in her/his future career as neuroscientist or physician.
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 departmental needs. Similarly, not all duties that have been outlined will be assigned to each position.
- Administration and scoring of all Spanish and English neuropsychological test batteries for the evaluation of COVID-related cognitive dysfunction
- Recruitment of subjects,
- Subject communication, Scheduling MRI appointments - including but is not limited to repeated correspondence with subjects and other research coordinators
- Greeting and escorting patients and actual scanning of subjects
- Help with MRI data acquisition and data entry
- Data transfer under the supervisor of the PI Dr. Ratai
- Obtain and maintain IRB protocols,
- Ensuring all procedures follow regulatory guidelines and procedures
- Performing study-related duties including but not limited to electronic medical record review of subjects and data entry
- Maintaining regular communications with collaborators
- Managing data collection and paperwork
- Performing administrative duties such as ordering supplies
- Assisting faculty with manuscript writing
A Clinical Research Coordinator II performs the duties of a Clinical Research Coordinator I (above) and may also:
- Maintain research data, patient fields, regulatory binders and study databases
- Perform data analysis and QA/QC data checks
- Organize and interpret data
- Develop and implement recruitment strategies
- Act as a study resource for patient and family
- Monitor and evaluation lab and procedure data
- Evaluate study questionnaires
- Contribute to protocol recommendations
- Assist with preparation of annual review
- May assist PI to prepare complete study reports
- Fluent in Spanish and English
- Careful attention to detail and strong organization skills required
- Must have very strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to work productively under minimal supervision
- Must be proficient with computers and databases and able to troubleshoot and problem solve independently
- Personable demeanor, good interpersonal skills needed to interact with elderly subjects and subjects with neurodegenerative disorders
- Prior related research experience preferable
- Would be able to start June/July
The Clinical Research Coordinator II should also possess:
- 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
- Bachelor's degree required.
- A demonstrated interest in medicine and public health
- Previous experience as a CRC or Psychometrist
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
- 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.
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