GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The Clinical Research Coordinator for the Laboratory for Translational Neurorecovery (PI: Dr. David Lin) within the MGH Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery is primarily responsible for the performance of clinical research on the MGH inpatient neurology services and during outpatient neurology clinic visits. These responsibilities include the careful execution and documentation of research evaluating recovery for people with stroke and other forms of neurologic injury. For further information on the Laboratory for Translational Neurorecovery, please visit https://www.massgeneral.org/neurology/research/david-lin-lab-translational-neurorecovery, and on the Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery, please visit cntr.mgh.harvard.edu.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Qualifications SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
- Recruit participants into neurorecovery- and neurotechnology- focused research studies.
- Obtain informed consent forms from research participants.
- Learn, perform, and carefully document standardized clinical assessments of motor recovery.
- Arrange, schedule, and perform daily research sessions, requiring careful coordination and regular interaction with persons with stroke, care teams, and families/caregivers. These research sessions occur at MGH in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
- Learn and perform kinematic assessments of motor recovery using inertial sensors and robotics.
- Learn and perform basic neuroimaging (structural MRI) analyses.
- Learn and help with recording electroencephalography (EEG) using custom technology and software for assessment of motor recovery.
- Learn and help with the performance of non-invasive neurostimulation (i.e. transcranial magnetic stimulation) for analysis of motor recovery.
- Act as a study resource for patients and families.
- Contribute to research protocol recommendations.
- Call participants in-between research sessions to check-in with ongoing research participation.
- Monitor and maintain research data, patient files, regulatory binders and study databases.
- Perform supervised data analysis.
- Work closely with lab PI and lab members in the MGH Laboratory for Translational Neurorecovery.
- Work closely with mentors in the MGH Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery (CNTR).
- Assist with other neurorecovery and neurotechnology research projects.
- Attend regular lab meetings (in person or by videoconference).
- Enhance web presence for research.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of highly multidisciplinary teams.
- Ability to comfortably and sensitively interact with study participants, including patients with acute neurologic illness and their families.
- Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks.
- Ability to coordinate research activities with all members of inpatient clinical care teams.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to document research activities.
- Excellent writing and communication skills in the English language.
- Excellent problem-solving skills.
- Safeguards the privacy of information and keeps appropriate information confidential.
- Ability to interact with and take direction from multiple levels including senior research coordinators, physicians, scientists, and engineers with ease.
- Proficient with Microsoft Windows environments, including ability to troubleshoot simple computer problems independently.
Minimum Required: Bachelor's Degree.EXPERIENCE:
Required: 1 year of directly related experience; Applicants with at least one full year of research laboratory or clinical environment work experience during their undergraduate or graduate studies will be considered.
Preferred: Clinical experience with patients recovering from stroke.FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY:
No direct fiscal responsibilities; however, is responsible for prudent fiscal management of program resources (e.g. supplies, etc.). Assist in the purchasing of clinical research supplies.WORKING CONDITIONS:
The successful candidate will perform his/her primary duties in the office environment as well as at related laboratory space on the MGH campus, the inpatient ward, and outpatient clinics of the Department of Neurology at MGH. When necessary, s/he may be asked to transfer of research equipment, some of it heavy but on wheels, between different parts of the hospital. There is no projected work outdoors. There is no projected work involving hazardous materials.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.