Research Study Coordinator: Latino Diabetes Initiative
Joslin Diabetes Center - Boston, MA

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The Research Study Coordinator is a member of the clinical research team, performing responsibilities associated with the Latino Program’s clinical research projects. This position works directly with patients with diabetes and is responsible for coordinating assigned studies.

Responsibilities:
  • Provides support on clinical research protocols. Recruits, schedules and interviews patients, performs routine laboratory procedures (including obtaining blood samples, measuring blood pressure, height and weight) and protocol, and escorts patients to testing locations. Coordinates patient recruitment to ensure the enrollment goals are met for multiple grants. Facilitates patient visits by performing protocol specific tests and procedures.
  • Assists with completing and maintaining study data collection forms and source documents. Maintains research patient records and regulatory binders. Performs data entry and supervises data entry performed by others for each project.
  • Serves as the primary contact for study sponsors, facilitating sponsors’ regulatory and initiation visits. Prepares for regulatory and initiation visits.
  • Supervises the storage and use of study related materials.
  • Coordinates with Assay Core for sample analysis by acting as primary contact in prioritizing scheduling of assays to meet grants, abstract and manuscripts deadlines. Processes laboratory samples and deliver samples to local laboratory or mails to central laboratory.
  • Performs ad hoc statistical analysis.
  • Trains new team members in all clinical research protocols.
  • Monitors deadlines and prepares IRB applications, progress reports and informed consent forms. Monitors and analyses safety serious adverse events reports from study sponsors and prepares appropriate documentation for IRB under supervision of the Principal Investigator. Prepares documents for the Committee on Human Studies and completes case reports forms.

  • Performs general support of unit, including cleaning and restocking exam rooms and labs, ordering supplies and equipment for all studies, and performing literature searches.

  • Activities for the studies will be performed at Joslin Diabetes Center and other centers as required.

  • Will closely work with the staff involved in the studies in and outside of Joslin and under the supervision of the Study Coordinator and PI.

  • Participates in research team meetings and Latino Diabetes Initiative (LDI) Meetings.

Qualifications:
  • Fully bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Bachelors degree in the biological sciences required, Masters preferred
  • 2 years post-graduate research experience involving human subjects
  • Experience with computers – data entry, excel and word processing
  • Experience with statistical analyses (SAS)
  • Bicultural (someone that has lived in Latin America for several years) preferred
  • Demonstration of good organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other staff

Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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