Clinical Research Coordinator
Posted on May 9, 2021 by Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston
The Department of Psychiatry at MGH seeks a Clinical Research Coordinator II to work on ongoing studies of adults with and without psychiatric disorders. The projects focus on the roles of hormones and genes in the understanding of sex differences in brain circuitry implicated in psychiatric disorders, disorders of aging in the brain, and their comorbidity with general medical disorders.
The CRC will work within the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory of Sex Differences in the Brain, part of the Innovation Center on Sex Differences in Medicine (Jill Goldstein, PI). One of our foci is to investigate early risk factors for sex differences in Alzheimer's Disease and memory decline, focusing on the roles of hormones, genes, and inflammatory factors in understanding sex effects in memory and cognitive function and comorbidity with cardiometabolic outcomes. We conduct structural and functional brain imaging studies, combined with neuroendocrine evaluations, psychophysiology, and genetics. We work within a team approach. A key element of this position involves contact with human research participants (adults in midlife), so candidates should enjoy and feel comfortable interacting with various populations.
We have an extensive training program and continuous supervision. He/she will be systematically trained in functional magnetic resonance imaging (scanning and data analyses), data processing of physiological signals (electrocardiogram, respiration, blood pressure), non-invasive neuromodulation, cognitive testing administration, and the day-to-day operations of the studies, including general coordination and recruitment and testing of subjects. A two-year commitment is required.
Applicants should include a cover letter and resume/CV.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
- Responsible for conducting physiologic tasks, some neuroimaging, and administrative work associated with running the study
- Collects & organizes participant data
- Maintains records and databases
- Uses software programs to generate graphs and reports related to preparation of presentations and manuscripts
- Assists with recruiting, scheduling, and overall coordination of study appointments
- Obtains patient study data from medical records, physicians, etc.
- Verifies accuracy of study forms
- Documents research visits and procedures
- Assists with regulatory binders and QA/QC procedures
- Assists with interviewing study subjects
- Administers and scores questionnaires and cognitive tests
- Provides basic explanation of study and obtains informed consent from subjects
- Performs administrative support duties as required
- Excellent organizational/time management skills and close attention to detail
- Ability to work both independently and in team settings
- Excellent interpersonal skills, both in person and over the telephone/digital platforms
- Comfort working with diverse populations.
- Must have exceptional oral and written communication skills
- Prior experience with IRB submissions or administrative research tasks is desirable
- Computer literacy
- Ability to demonstrate respect and professionalism for subjects' rights and individual needs
- Bachelor's degree in neuroscience, psychology, psychobiology, or related discipline required. required.
- Some knowledge of neuroanatomy is preferred and an interest in psychology and neuroscience required.
- Good technical and communication skills necessary; aptitude for computerized data analyses required.
- Experience in or knowledge of the following areas is preferred: human subjects research, mental health programs, imaging procedures, signal processing, or MATLAB use.
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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