GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The Johnson Lab is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator to join our team of research assistants. Directed by Dr. Keith Johnson, our lab is focused on the use of PET and MR imaging to investigate the molecular pathology of human brain aging and dementing disorders. We develop and validate biomarkers of normal aging and Alzheimer's disease for use in natural history studies and clinical trials to advance public health in the aging population. We are centered at the MGH Main Campus in Boston, MA.
In this role, the CRC will help conduct clinical and administrative aspects of several ongoing research studies, as well as assist with technical components of data processing and analysis. These studies collect and assess clinical, neuropsychological, structural and molecular brain imaging data. The primary responsibilities of this role include interacting with participants of varying age and cognitive status both in-person and over the phone, IRB preparation and maintenance, participant recruitment, and data processing. Other responsibilities may include cognitive testing, visit coordination, operations support, and management of multi-lab collaborations. This role is ideal for someone with strong organizational and interpersonal skills who enjoys working in a dynamic clinical research environment.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Accompany research participants during on-site visits which involves explaining study procedures, assisting with informed consent, administering neuropsychological tests to study participants
- Serve as point of contact for research participants and their study partners during their involvement in complex longitudinal protocols
- Assist with IRB and regulatory submissions
- Process PET and MRI data using our standard pipelines
- Maintain database of study records in accordance with laboratory practice and regulatory guidelines
- Retrieve, organize, and transfer datasets for collaborators and ongoing projects
- Perform statistical analysis, modeling, and visualization of data for ongoing projects
- Assist with additional lab tasks as needed
- Ability to learn new technical platforms is required as there will be training on lab-specific databases and processing pipelines.
- Technical proficiency and ability to learn programming languages (e.g., MATLAB, R, SQL) and environments (e.g., Linux) is preferred.
- Familiarity with common image processing tools (e.g., FreeSurfer, SPM, FSL, ANTs) is preferred.
- Background in statistics and data visualization is preferred.
- High level of organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work independently and as a team player.
- 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.
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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