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Clinical Research Coordinator

Company: Massachusetts General Hospital
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

The Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital is forging a clinical trials unit devoted to the study of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. We seek multiple Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs) interested in playing a central role in cultivating and launching studies of global import.

This burgeoning team is seeking members who are mission-driven, intellectually curious, attentive to detail, and flexible. Sense of humor is a must.

We anticipate our CRCs going on to pursue careers in medicine, public health, epidemiology, global health, and/or health policy research.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via

When applying, please upload a cover letter, resume, and transcript (an unofficial transcript will do).

Given the nature of the role, we request a 2-year commitment.

Duties include:

  • Serve as primary contact with research participants, sponsors, and regulatory agencies. Coordinate studies from start-up through closeout.
  • Determine eligibility of and, in some cases, gather consent from study participants according to protocol. Assist in developing recruitment strategies.
  • Coordinate collection of study specimens and processing.
  • Collect, manage, and analyze patient and laboratory data per institutional and regulatory requirements. Prepare study-related documents including reports and findings.
  • Perform systematic literature reviews and synthesize relevant data.
  • Ensure compliance with research protocols. Complete, review, and/or audit case report forms for completion and accuracy with source documents. Prepare regulatory submissions and ensure completion of Institutional Review Board renewals.
  • Assemble materials for study visits, monitor scheduling of procedures and charges, coordinate documents, and attend monitoring meetings with sponsors acting as primary contact.
  • Participate in regulatory audits.
  • Monitor expenditures and adherence to study budgets and resolve billing issues in collaboration with finance and/or management staff.
  • Interact with principal investigators regularly ensuring patient safety and adherence to proper study conduct.
  • Aid in determining feasibility of new studies.
  • Perform administrative support duties as required.

Competencies required:

  • Strong academic performance: 3.5 cumulative GPA preferred with an equal or stronger performance in major.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral).
  • Ability to demonstrate respect for subjects' rights and individual needs.
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Intellectual independence, initiative, and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team (frequently in remote context).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; facility in learning new software applications.


  • Bachelor's degree 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 II position.


  • 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.

Keywords: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston , Clinical Research Coordinator, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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