Senior Clinical Research Coord. - Recovery Research Institute

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Boston , MA 02298

Posted 6 months ago

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.


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.


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