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Clinical Research Coordinator I (Eye Research)

Company: Joslin Diabetes Center
Location: Boston
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

The Clinical Research Coordinator I performs activities related to coordination and implementation of research protocols within the Beetham Eye Institute and Eye Research Section (both clinical trial and non-trial research). Responsible for ensuring quality adherence to protocol-specific and general regulatory requirements for translational research and clinical study efforts. Assists in the development and maintenance of recordkeeping systems as well as procedures to rigorously track, prepare and store patient data for research purposes. Performs a variety of complicated tasks, manages sophisticated equipment data transfers and has a wide degree of creativity and latitude. Assists in administration of studies within BEI and may serve as an administrative liaison for multicenter industry and non-industry studies for the BEI team Individual is expected to work constructively within the BEI research team and cooperate well with the clinical staff and faculty of the BEI.


Plans and coordinates the initiation of research study protocols along with the other members of the BEI clinical research team
Creates research applications and informed consent documents for industry-sponsored clinical studies and BEI clinical studies for IRB review/approval.
Maintains accurate and comprehensive clinical trial records
Organize and manages IRB submissions for new and ongoing clinical or translational studies
Organize and manages BEI staff trial certifications.
Assists with patient recruitment/enrollment for clinical research studies to meet desired quotas for participants that fulfill existing eligibility criteria.
Creates and maintains organized source documents in a timely and accurate manner including (but not necessarily limited to) study enrollment logs, case report forms, and Committee of Human Studies (CHS) applications. Responds promptly and accurately to Protocol Queries.
Reports serious adverse events (SAE) in a timely fashion
Completes assigned reports including periodic and ad hoc reports, as required by the investigator, administrators, funding agencies, and/or regulatory bodies.
Prepares for and/or attend audits of any BEI clinical trials
Assists the principal investigator with various administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of research studies and projects
Serves as liaison for Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and other study collaborators.
Also serves as BEI Medical Retina Fellowship Coordinator. This includes organizing the application process, interviewing process, and credentialing for incoming fellows.
Other duties as assigned


Bachelor's degree in science area, health sciences, public health or related field
Minimum 1 year experience conducting clinical research studies or in a medical research setting.
Previous experience involving interaction with patients or clients
Previous experience in an ophthalmic clinical or research setting is preferred but not required
Clinical research certification from SoCRA (Society of Clinical Research Associates) or ACRP (Association of Clinical Research Professions) is preferred
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Knowledge of electronic medical records preferred
Understanding of ICH/GCP guidelines for human research
Understanding of Code of Federal Regulations for Human Subject
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills (communicate clearly and effectively via verbal and written instruction)
Ability to speak on a one-to-one basis to engage and recruit patients, and to explain study protocols and processes.
Attention to detail and ability to concentrate on multiple tasks
Detail oriented, with the ability to prioritize responsibilities - through completion
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other members of the lab, professional staff, and external contacts
Demonstrate ability to follow policies and procedures mandated by Joslin Diabetes Center, HIPAA, OSHA, and the DPH

Joslin is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans. Joslin values diversity and inclusion, and we encourage diversity applicants.

Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is the policy of Joslin to prohibit discrimination of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, marital/parental status, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Keywords: Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston , Clinical Research Coordinator I (Eye Research), Healthcare , Boston, Massachusetts

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