Tuesday , January 31 2023

Mass General Hospital Jobs – Clinical Research Coordinator

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Job Description:

  • We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to work on the clinical research projects in the laboratory of Dr. Andrew T. Chan, Chief of the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit at MGH. The CTEU and the Division of Gastroenterology are research units within the Department of Medicine. The Chan Laboratory’s mission is to advance epidemiologic investigation for the translation of discoveries into effective clinical interventions. Specifically, we are looking for someone to assist in our ongoing clinical trials in the prevention and interception of gastrointestinal diseases, including cancers, and other translational projects related to nutrition, the gut microbiome, and health and disease. All of our studies aim to advance our understanding of the molecular basis of disease with a goal of identifying biomarkers for use in precision medicine.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The selected candidate will work independently to coordinate clinical research projects directly supervised by the principal investigator and other investigators within the CTEU. Candidates will be expected to navigate clinical interactions with physicians, clinical research staff, and study participants and troubleshoot clinical issues independently with collaborative guidance from colleagues. The candidate will join our team of clinical research coordinators and researchers to screen and identify eligible participants, coordinate patient interactions during study visits, and collect and process bio specimens critical to the outcome of our trials. The person will interact directly with physicians and their administrators as well as trial regulatory personnel. In addition, the research coordinator will also be expected to perform established bio banking protocols (e.g. stool and blood processing).
  • The Clinical Research Coordinator will be expected to work full time (40 hours/week) including occasional after or before hours work. There is a possibility that limited weekend work will be required should trial needs arise. The work is expected to focus on the execution of an increasing portfolio of clinical trials including, but not limited to: chemoprevention trials using aspirin or omega-3-fatty acids in patients at risk for colorectal cancer; feasibility studies of intravenous fluorescent probes that help detect gastrointestinal tumors in a background of normal tissue; dietary interventions to predict postprandial response to foods and personalize nutrition; and understanding the role of the gut microbiome in cancer outcomes. The research environment is conducive to those individuals interested in eventually pursing advanced medical, graduate, or public health advanced degrees, and especially those with an interest in cancer prevention, the gut microbiome, and nutrition.

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage time effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to organize, analyze, summarize, and present data.
  • Experience in a clinical environment or bio banking preferred.
  • Experience in cancer and/or nutrition related research are preferred.
  • Experience and proficiency in wet laboratory techniques conducive to bio banking procedures (pipetting, nucleic acid extractions, sterile technique) are preferred.

Qualification & Experience:

  • B.S. degree or equivalent in Nutrition or Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology or related Pre-medicine discipline required.
  • Individuals with a M.S. or equivalent in one of these disciplines are encouraged to apply and will be considered for a CRC II position.
  • 1+ year of biomedical laboratory experience or equivalent clinical research training (internships / undergraduate research) preferred. This additional laboratory or clinical research experience is expected to have occurred beyond traditional course work.

Job Details:

Company: Massachusetts General Hospital

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Revere, MA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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