General Summary/Overview:Coordinates activities related to human subjects research including collecting, organizing, and documenting patient data from medical records, core laboratories and tissue bank repositories. Assists with study procedures including sample collection from core laboratories and tissue repositories, sample preparation and testing. Updates study forms per protocol, assists in amending, updating, and preparing IRB protocols and annual reports required for studiesPrepares data for analysis and data entry Assists with QA/QC procedures on lab instruments, prepares and maintains training documentsInteracts internally with other hospital departments such as Harvard Catalyst, Pharmacy, and Environmental Services as needed, and externally with vendors or instrument manufacturersPerforms other administrative support duties as assigned Accepts responsibilities for other job-related projects as requested. May assist in preparing study reports as required and may assist in training new members.Qualifications Education:
This position is intended for a research coordinator who can assist in planning, performing and managing clinical studies at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine. The position requires an individual capable of supporting Institutional Review Board applications and subsequent human studies. The Research Coordinator will work under the general guidance of the Principal Investigator, Dr. Seemantini Nadkarni, and research team members. Most of the work for this position will occur in an office and laboratory environment.
At the Nadkarni Laboratory, the major thrust of our research is the innovation and investigation of light-based technologies that interrogate the mechanical behavior of tissue, and on shedding light on the role of tissue mechanics in disease etiology, progression and prognosis. Our laboratory is located at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. The research efforts in our laboratory are directed towards both, fundamental and translational areas of Biomedical Optics to address major questions related to clinical medicine and biological sciences.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Bachelors Degree requiredSkills/Abilities/Competencies Required: Ability to multitask and follow directions as required for the jobCareful attention to details Excellent organization skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Able to work with deadlines. Working knowledge of clinical research protocolsComputer literacy (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Endnote, Statistical analysis tools)Ability to interact and collaborate well with others and work together as a part of a cohesive teamExperience:
Prior research experience is desired. An understanding of IRB review process, study design, basic laboratory skills, data analysis as well as good writing and editing skills is desired.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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