Clinical Research Coordinator/Data Coordinator
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Health and Safety
15 days ago

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GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: Summarize the nature and level of work performed.

The Massachusetts General Hospital Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) Program is a vibrant clinical and research laboratory that serves as a national referral center for evaluating symptoms that arise during physical activity. Types of evaluations range from resting measurements of metabolic rate to altitude simulation studies and comprehensive exercise studies that rely on direct hemodynamic measurements of heart and lung performance. The laboratory also serves as a core laboratory for the National Institutes of Health and Industry-sponsored clinical research and performs innovative research that aims to improve exercise capacity across a wide spectrum of patients with heart and lung conditions.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Indicate key areas of responsibility, major job duties, special projects and key objectives for this position. These items should be evaluated throughout the year and included in the written annual evaluation.

This Clinical Research Coordinator I/ Data Coordinator position offers the opportunity to work directly with Dr. Gregory Lewis in the MGH Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Laboratory. Responsibilities will include obtaining and maintaining patient data and study records, screening and recruiting patients for clinical studies, conducting data analysis on exercise studies submitted to the MGH Exercise Core Laboratory, and working on all aspects of clinical research project design, implementation, and communication of results. The ability to work independently is a must. This is the ideal position for someone looking to work with a dedicated group of people to further the advance clinical research in cardiopulmonary diseases while gaining invaluable medical and research experience.

The Clinical Research Coordinator I/Data Coordinator will have broad responsibilities regarding the maintenance of the databases across multiple studies performed by the research group. The candidate will help to upkeep databases with ongoing data collection, plan and develop programs for statistical analyses, execute these programs, and interpret the results. The candidate will assist the investigators in the preparation of manuscripts and grant proposals based on the results. Opportunities will exist to propose research ideas, as well as broaden his/her research background with varied tasks and assignments

The successful candidate will have a background in math and science with strong quantitative and computational skills. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks are essential. The candidate must be self-motivated, independent in task completion, and comfortable accepting feedback and guidance from colleagues.

This position is ideal for someone interested in pursuing medical school or further graduate studies.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: Must be realistic, objective, measurable and related to essential functions of this job.

  • Participates in research protocols spanning a large range of areas that primarily relate to applied human exercise physiology
  • Records and analyzes data from cardiopulmonary exercise studies submitted to the MGH exercise core laboratory
  • Actively participates in research database creation, upkeep, and analysis. (Competencies with Excel, VBA, and/or STATA are preferred)
  • May assist with writing protocols and manuscripts for submission to research journals and national scientific meetings.
  • Experience in database design and management is preferred
  • Must demonstrate statistical/analytic and reasoning skills to perform high level of problem solving. Experience with STATA, Excel, and VBA programming is heavily preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, a strong desire to contribute to the research team and a positive, proactive, attitude are required.

EDUCATION: Specify minimum education and clearly indicate if preferred or required

BA/BS (preferred in science related field).

EXPERIENCE: Specify minimum creditable years of experience and clearly indicate if preferred or required


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable): List the number of FTEs supervised.

May assist with the training and orienting of new staff.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable): Indicate financial "scope" information, i.e.: size of budget, volume, revenue, etc.; Indicate total physician/non-physician FTE scope

May be responsible for preparing invoices, and for directing, verifying and correcting patient care charges as appropriate.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Describe the conditions in which the work is performed.

Duties will be performed in the inpatient/outpatient and office setting.

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.

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