The Recovery Research Institute is seeking a senior clinical research coordinator to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary research team in order to oversee the day-to-day operation of the Institute's current and proposed research studies. The incumbent will be responsible for facilitating study startups, ensuring proper regulatory documentation and adherence to study protocols, completing IRB submissions and progress reports, and assisting with training new study staff, among other tasks associated with research study management. The senior research coordinator will also assist with the management of grant applications and administration of awarded funds.
The Recovery Research Institute, directed by Dr. John F. Kelly at the MGH, was founded to enhance recovery through science, conducting & disseminating the most up-to-date research findings for individuals, families, healthcare professionals & policymakers alike.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Specific responsibilities include:
Oversees study operations with general direction from the PI
Provides guidance to study staff in protocol implementation, meeting recruitment goals, performing clinical procedures and managing data collection
Completes study progress reports and oversees submissions and maintenance of documentation to the IRB and NIH
Responsible for quality control and data audits for assurance of all research data and compliance with sponsor guidelines, IRB and federal regulations on human subjects' protection and GCP
Manages and assists with the preparation of future grant applications
Assists with budgeting and monitoring study funds, prepares grant reports for PI
Serves as point of contact for all regulatory and operational aspects of studies
Rapidly identifies, problem-solves and communicates to the Director any issues interfering with project deadlines, project scope, team or project goals
Helps with hiring and onboarding new staff; oversees training of research coordinators (RCs) and undergraduate interns
Creates standard operating procedures and provides day-to-day administrative support for the Institute
Other administrative and support tasks as requested by the Director
Knowledge of clinical research methods and regulatory IRB procedures
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information (e.g., PHI, human subjects' data, program finances)
Displays initiative, independent judgment, and problem-solving ability
Required: Bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field
Preferred: Prior experience with NIH funded studies
Required: Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Understanding of basics of clinical research is required.
Preferred: Experience in clinical research, preferably related to addiction/mental health. Knowledge of research and administrative programs (i.e., Insight, Taleo, and REDCap) is helpful.
Normal office environment at Massachusetts General Hospital