Clinical Research Coordinator, Neuromodulation

Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) - Charlestown, MA4.3

Full-timeEstimated: $41,000 - $60,000 a year
EducationSkills
The Laboratory for Neuropsychiatry and Neuromodulation at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University is recruiting a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator II (CRC II) to join our lab and work on a variety of exciting and innovative human neuroscience projects under the mentorship of Dr. Joan Camprodon. Our laboratory is a multidisciplinary group conducting clinical, translational and basic neuroscience research with healthy and neuropsychiatric populations. We use a wide variety of techniques, including device-based neuromodulation (TMS, tDCS, ECT, DBS, etc.), neuroimaging, EEG, behavioral and clinical assessments. Additionally, the program includes the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) clinical service, which is tightly integrated with our research mission and where we treat various neuropsychiatric populations.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collects & organizes patient data
Maintains records and databases
Uses software programs to generate graphs and reports
Assists with recruiting patients for clinical trials
Obtains patient study data from medical records, physicians, etc.
Conducts library searches
Verifies accuracy of study forms
Updates study forms per protocol
Documents patient visits and procedures
Assists with regulatory binders and QA/QC procedures
Assists with interviewing study subjects
Administers and scores questionnaires
Provides basic explanation of study and in some cases obtains informed consent from subjects
Performs study procedures, which may include phlebotomy.
Assists with study regulatory submissions
Writes consent forms
Verifies subject inclusion/exclusion criteria
Performs administrative support duties as required
A Clinical Research Coordinator II performs the duties of a Clinical Research Coordinator I (above) and may also:

Maintain research data, patient fields, regulatory binders and study databases
Perform data analysis and QA/QC data checks
Organize and interpret data
Develop and implement recruitment strategies
Act as a study resource for patient and family
Monitor and evaluation lab and procedure data
Evaluate study questionnaires
Contribute to protocol recommendations
Assist with preparation of annual review
May assist PI to prepare complete study reports
Specifically, the CRC II will work closely with investigators, post-docs, and study staff to oversee current and upcoming studies. The CRC II’s responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

1. Conduct clinical and neuropsychological assessments.

2. Conduct TMS, tDCS, MRI and EEG experiments.

3. Participate in the TMS Clinical Service applying TMS and tDCS treatments to patients.

4. Perform neuroimaging, EEG and behavioral data analysis.

5. Coordinate recruitment of study patients and subjects, and act as a resource for them and their families.

6. Work closely with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to maintain and update appropriate study regulatory forms.

7. Compile and maintain clinical research databases, patient files, reports, regulatory binders and study databases.

8. Perform quality control data checks.

9. Participate in the production of scholarly reports, research abstracts, posters, and manuscripts for publication (including opportunities for first author roles when appropriate).

Extensive training in brain stimulation, neuroimaging, clinical research, neuroscience, and writing skills will be provided.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
1. Background in neuroscience, psychology or engineering is preferred.

2. Applicants with strong technical backgrounds in computer/data science or mathematics and an interest in applying these skills to neuroscience are encouraged to apply.

3. Strong interpersonal skills are a must.

4. Candidates must be highly organized, attentive to detail and able to work independently.

5. Applicants with experience in neuroimaging analysis, EEG analysis or psychological task design software (Presentation, E-Prime, Psychophysics Toolbox, PsychoPy) will be given high priority.

6. A strong background in programming (Unix, MATLAB, Python, R) and/or statistical analysis software (R, SPSS, Stata) are a significant plus.

7. Good writing and editing skills, and solid PC or Mac computer skills required.

8. Experience with clinical populations is preferred.

Qualifications

EDUCATION:
B.A. or B.S. in neuroscience, psychology, engineering or related field required.

EXPERIENCE:
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.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
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.

EEO Statement

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.

Primary Location: MA-Charlestown-MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center
Work Locations: MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center 73 High Street Charlestown 02129
Job: Clinical
Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
Schedule: Full-time
Standard Hours: 40
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Recruiting Department: MGH Psychiatry
Job Posting: Dec 13, 2018