GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT
The Medical Practice Evaluation Center (MPEC) is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator II to work with an internationally recognized multidisciplinary team from Massachusetts General Hospital dedicated to improving clinical outcomes, increasing value in health policy, and informing global public health through innovative research, collaboration, and education. The position is with a dynamic, results-oriented, and diverse group of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and multiple international institutions.
The Clinical Research Coordinator II's role will work with faculty and project managers with the Epidemiology and Implementation Program at MPEC. The Epidemiology and Implementation Program works to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions to improve engagement in medical carein the United States and international settings. Projects include:
- Evaluating the impact of a policy change to allow patients with HIV to pick up medications at community venues in South Africa on clinical and quality of life outcomes
- Determining the effects of HIV on aging and cardiovascular disease in Uganda through longitudinal cohort studies
- Conducting a multicenter implementation science clinical trial to estimate the impact of community health worker-supported hypertension care in South Africa
- Investigating the role of maternal HIV infection and co-infection with early childhood infections
- Studying service delivery mechanisms for STI screening and prevention at the MGH Sexual Health Clinic in partnership with community organizations in the Boston area
The position offers a stimulating, collaborative, and multidisciplinary environment and the opportunity to contribute to NIH-funded research. The primary responsibilities of this individual will be to work closely with other members of the study teams to implement and manage new and ongoing studies in the US and sub-Saharan Africa. This may include assisting in the design and implementation of data collection, monitoring incoming data, contributing to data analysis and manuscript preparation, and providing study coordination alongside international partners. This position will require travel to study sites in South Africa and Uganda.APPLICATION PROCESS
Interested candidates should apply via www.massgeneral.org/careers website.
**When applying, please upload a cover letter, resume, and transcript (unofficial transcript is OK). Applications that do not include all three components
The start date for this position will be in June/July 2022. This is a 2-year position with the potential for renewal.
For more information regarding our group, please visit https://mpec.massgeneral.org.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Clinical Research Coordinator II may participate in all phases of research and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Oversee day-to-day study operations while prioritizing multiple projects simultaneously
- Participate in study protocol development and implementation
- Utilize REDCap for data monitoring and quality control
- Generate data queries and participate in data cleaning efforts
- Serve as a liaison between the United States and foreign study team members
- Compile datasets for data quality checks, reporting, and analytic purposes
- Serve as a liaison between the United States and sub-Saharan African study team members, including with the South African- and Ugandan-based Project Coordinators
- Assist in abstract, poster, and manuscript preparation
- Collaborate with Compliance Specialist to prepare Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications and related documents regarding human subjects compliance in both the United States and international settings
- Monitor study activities for compliance with all applicable regulations and facilitate regulatory training for study personnel as needed
- Help prepare grant progress reports, applications, and related documents
- Assist in preparation of slides for lectures and seminars
- Organize group meetings with domestic and international collaborators including setting up conference calls and taking minutes
- Provide general administrative support to the group
This role will involve travel to sub-Saharan Africa for a minimum of 2-3 months annually, with the potential for more frequent travel as determined by project Principal Investigators.WORKING CONDITIONS
Duties will be carried out primarily in a typical hybrid office environment with occasional travel to Southern Africa.Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS
The position requires a bachelor's degree, with an academic record demonstrating experience and skills in analytical thinking and/or quantitative methods. Additionally, prior experience living and working in an international setting (study abroad, internship, co-op, etc.) for 2 months or longer is required.
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
- Demonstrated expertise in research and project management
- Strong academic performance
- Attention to detail with strong organizational and time management skills
- Capacity to manipulate, organize, and analyze large amounts of data
- Proficiency with standard Microsoft Office software (particularly Excel) as well as the ability to learn new software applications
- Prior database experience with REDCap preferred
- Prior statistical coding experience in Stata preferred with experience with SAS and R viewed favorably
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and to collaborate with team members located remotely, including internationally
- Intellectual independence, initiative, and problem-solving capabilities
- Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact professionally at all levels
- Interest in public health, health policy, economics, and/or medicine
- Previous investigator-initiated clinical research experience preferred
- Previous experience in international or intercultural settings preferred
- Ability to travel to sub-Saharan Africa
Quantitative, analytical, computer and English language (spoken and written) skills are required.EEO Statement
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.
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