Clinical Research Coordinator Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program

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Massachusetts General Hospital

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Boston, Massachusetts

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Fri, 26 Mar 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Clinical Research Coordinator – Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: The Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program (PNIP), under the direction of Dr. Kyle Williams, is seeking one full-time Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC). The CRC will support and/or conduct the full range of clinical research activities within the PNIP, which involve neuroimaging studies, neuropsychological assessment, randomized control trials, and naturalistic follow-up of the patient population of children with neuropsychiatric conditions, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. This will include assistance of all administrative and managerial tasks involved with the conduct of human subjects research, running subject testing sessions, and data entry and analysis. The CRC will be responsible for monitoring the pace and progress of the studies, and serve as a main contact for study participants. The CRC will ensure that all components of the participants’ assessments and surveys are properly completed, tracked in the computer database, and filed correctly. Other duties include: MRI data analysis, corresponding with the Internal Review Board (IRB) for any protocol amendments and yearly reports as needed as well as corresponding with various external regulatory bodies for yearly non-competing renewal for budget and protocol purposes. The candidate must be mature and responsible with excellent organizational, interpersonal as well as oral and written communication skills. 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. – – Collection of data, including MRI scanning – Data analysis -Organize patient data – Maintains records and databases – Uses software programs to generate graphs and reports – Assists with recruiting patients for clinical trials – Obtains patient study data from medical records, physicians, etc. – Conducts library searches – Verifies accuracy of study forms – Updates study forms per protocol – Documents patient visits and procedures – Assists with regulatory binders and QA/QC procedures – Assists with interviewing study subjects – Administers and scores questionnaires – Provides basic explanation of study and in some cases obtains informed consent from subjects – Performs study procedures, which may include phlebotomy. – Assists with study regulatory submissions – Writes consent forms – Verifies subject inclusion/exclusion criteria – Performs administrative support duties as required – Administering and scoring clinical self-reports and neuropsychological assessments – Collecting, entering, and managing assessment and treatment data – Scheduling and monitoring flow of assessments and/or MRI scans, and ensuring their timely completion 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 – 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 SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: – Careful attention to details – Good organizational skills – Ability to follow directions – Good communication skills – Working knowledge of clinical research protocols – Ability to demonstrate respect and professionalism and feeling comfortable working with clinical population The Clinical Research Coordinator II should also possess: – Ability to work independently in fast-paced environment – Ability to work as part of a team, and seek assistance when appropriate – Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks – Analytical skills and ability to resolve technical problems and trouble-shoot – Ability to interpret acceptability of data results – Working knowledge of data management program EDUCATION: – Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field are encouraged to apply EXPERIENCE: – New graduates with some relevant course/project work or those without any prior 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. QUALIFICATIONS: – Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills – Experience working with children, particularly clinical populations, is desirable – Research experience in psychology or neuroscience is desirable – Programming, statistical, and/or web development skills (e.g. UNIX, Matlab, Python, Javascript, R, shell scripting, etc.), and capacity to trouble-shoot and problem-solve are desirable. – Some knowledge of FreeSurfer and FSL is desirable. Previous experience with analysis of neuroimaging data is preferred, but not obligatory. 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. 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. MA-Boston-MGH 1 Bowdoin MGH 1 Bowdoin (MGHBoston1Bowdoin) 1 Bowdoin Square Boston, 02114 MGH 1 Bowdoin 1 Bowdoin Square Boston Clinical Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) Full-time Day Job The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will support and/or conduct the full range of clinical and basic research activities within the Pediatric Neuropsychiatry and Immunology Program. Regular MGH Psychiatry Feb 21, 2021