The Massachusetts General Hospital Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women's Mental Health is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function. The Center provides consultation to women regarding the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy and treatment for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. The Center also treats women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder and menopause related mood and anxiety disorders. For more information about the clinical and translational research program, please visit our website at www.womensmentalhealth.org.
Reporting to, and working closely with, the Director and Center leadership, the Senior Research Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination and management of the Center's portfolio of clinical research studies, under the guidance of the principal investigators for individual scientific investigations. Additionally, the Program Manager will be responsible for coordinating grant submissions, financial oversight, and other Center-wide administrative and regulatory activities.
This is a challenging position ideal for someone who enjoys a wide variety of activities ranging from direct execution of study procedures to more systemic problem solving, and project management. The Senior Research Coordinator plays a significant role in guiding the research activities of the Center and fulfilling its clinical and research missions. In this role, a successful employee will develop and refine a broad set of skills in financial management, grant writing, and project management which will position them for even more advanced leadership roles in research management and other higher-level management positions.
Coordinating an active clinical research portfolio, including a range of human subjects studies and related clinical research activities, including recruitment, IRB oversight, regulatory matters, and manuscript preparation
Providing oversight for all research activities
Serving as a resource for study subject
Quality control: Develop systems for QA/QC, performing QA/QC checks
Supervise research coordinators and volunteers, including the training, and evaluation of new staff
Currently, our group is made up of:
Eight staff psychiatrists, three of whom are principal investigators, including the Director
Five research coordinators
One program assistant
The Program Manager works closely with the principal investigators, program assistant, research coordinators, and volunteer. The group meets twice weekly: once to review study progress and once to review clinical cases. This is a full-time position within the framework of a 9:00-5:30 workday. Our Center is in the Simches Research Building, a combined administrative and clinical space. All work for this position is conducted on-site.
Thrive in a busy work environment that requires coordination of multiple activities and the judgment and flexibility to reprioritize to accommodate requests judged to be of higher priority
Function independently and work with minimal direction
Make independent and effective decisions
Independently prioritize tasks and set deadlines
High level organizational and time management skills
Sound interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively train and supervise others
Ability to work well as a member of a team
Handle sensitive and confidential issues
Strong analytical skills to problem solve efficiently
Strong database management and computer proficiency, and ability to learn new computer programs quickly
Ability to display initiative and introduce innovations to active research projects
A Bachelor's degree is required. A master's in public health, psychology, clinical research administration, or related field is preferred. A minimum of three years full-time relevant experience is required.
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