CLINICAL RESEARCH COORD. I
Massachusetts General Hospital (GHC) - Boston, MA

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General Overview

Receiving general direction from the Sr. Clinical Research Coordinator, the incumbent is responsible and accountable for assisting in the implementation of several research protocols, including a registry for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and several industry sponsored and investigator initiated research studies (past, ongoing and future). Across all studies, the incumbent will work with physicians, clinical staff, and other research coordinators to identify and recruit eligible subjects, obtain all necessary regulatory approvals and informed consent forms, screen and enroll subjects into studies, assess subject participation on a continuous basis, and act as a liaison between the subject and other members of the team (including site responsible investigators, site personnel and the industry sponsor, when applicable) regarding the research protocols. In addition, the incumbent will collect, organize and archive biologic samples and information.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Clinical Research Coordinator would include, but would not be limited to:
Identifying, contacting and screening potential subjects for recruitment to the registry as well as other studies. This includes contacting subjects via written and telephone communications for the purpose of explaining the nature of the studies and setting up visits and/ or appointments.
Collecting blood, urine, tissue and stool samples from subjects with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Collecting, analyzing and assuring the quality of pertinent subject documentation according to established guidelines.
Maintenance and monitoring of the registry database to assure completeness and ease of access to data.
Maintenance and monitoring of a laboratory sample tracking system.
Working with a number of investigators to help manage the daily operations of a variety of clinical trials and other protocols.
Preparing IRB documents involved in human research protocols.
Establishing effective working relationships with the project team.

Skills/Abilities/Competencies

Exceptional computer skills (including operating systems, word processing, database, electronic mail, internet, and spreadsheets) required.
Good command of English language, including medical and scientific terminology.
Exceptional organizational skills and the flexibility to handle multiple tasks and deadline pressures.
Effective analytical skills.
Excellent interpersonal/ communication skills.
The ability to work individually and as part of a team is imperative.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a science or healthcare related field required
Experience as a clinical research coordinator and/ or knowledge of Inflammatory Bowel Disease preferred