Clinical Research Coordinator
Company: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
Posted on: November 23, 2020
GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The Liver Research Group in the Digestive Healthcare Center at the
Massachusetts General Hospital seeks a highly motivated,
self-directed individual for the position of Clinical Research
Coordinator (CRC). The mission of the Liver Research Group is to
translate discoveries into effective clinical interventions for
patients with chronic liver disease. Specifically, we are looking
for someone to assist with patient recruitment for a prospective
cohort study of patients with cirrhosis, and to help with medical
chart review to characterize patients eligible for a cohort study
focused on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and
steatohepatitis (NASH). Our research studies combine clinical
analyses with genetics, gene expression, metabolomics, stool
microbiome profiling and single cell RNA sequencing, to study the
underlying biological mechanisms of liver disease, and identify
novel biomarkers for precision medicine.
The selected candidate will work independently to coordinate
clinical research projects under the direct supervision of the
principal investigator, and he or she will also have the support of
an established and collaborative team of clinical research
coordinators within the Liver Research Group. The candidate will be
responsible for all study tasks related to patient recruitment,
data and sample collection and specimen processing for their
assigned clinical research studies. These tasks include: subject
recruitment and enrollment, arranging follow-up study visits and
phone calls, capturing clinical data, scheduling and performing
blood draws, processing and aliquoting blood samples as well as
collected stool samples for microbiome studies, and maintaining the
study database with up- Thus, the candidate will be expected to
interact directly with study participants, physicians,
administrators and with regulatory personnel.
The candidate will work full time (40 hours/week), however the
schedule will require flexibility and may include occasional
evenings and Saturdays depending on time-management and patient
schedules. The clinical trials and research studies are ongoing and
will continue for approximately 2 years or more. This research
environment is highly conducive to individuals interested in
eventually pursing medical, graduate, or public health advanced
This position offers the opportunity to work directly with patients
and physicians, and it will provide foundational skills in
conducting clinical research in a large, academic medical center.
It also will offer the candidate opportunities for research
* Recruit and enroll eligible study participants from clinics
throughout the hospital, and meet or exceed weekly and monthly
targets for recruitment
* Perform medical record review in the electronic health record
(EHR), to assess patient eligibility for studies
* Arrange and conduct initial interviews with study subjects and
evaluate criteria for inclusion/exclusion based on interviews and
on medical record data
* Take subject vital signs, draw blood samples and perform blood
* Process stool samples brought in or mailed by patients, for
* Perform biospecimen aliquoting, tracking and shipping
* Capture clinical information from record review and patient
interview into study database
* Keep biospecimen electronic and physical inventories current and
* Perform Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission process by
preparing protocol applications, amendments, safety reports,
adverse event reports and other documents
* Prepare, manage and maintain regulatory documents for audit by
the IRB, as needed
* Prepare and manage regulatory documents for audit by industry
partners, as needed
* Act as the primary study resource for laboratory staff, patients
* Update medical records and maintain study database on a regular
* Coordinate patient care by scheduling and arranging follow-up
visits, conducting follow-up telephone calls, and communicating
concerns with the primary investigator
* Conduct regular review of study progress and follow-up
* Attend weekly coordinator meetings, and prepare weekly reports of
* Bachelor s degree required.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication
Ability to manage time effectively.
Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team
Ability to maintain accurate records.
Ability to organize, analyze, summarize, and present patient data
Experience in a clinical environment and using electronic health
records is preferred.
Experience and proficiency in biospecimen (blood, stool, tissue,
urine) handling is preferred, but not required.
Willingness to participate in biospecimen handling is required.
* 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
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
* A Clinical Research Coordinator I does not have any supervisory
* A Clinical Research Coordinator II may assist with the training
and orientation of new staff members.
Position includes conducting subject visits within a medical office
setting, and handling biological specimens following universal
precautions for blood processing, handling and shipping.
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.
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