As a member of the clinical research team, the Study Coordinator's responsibilities will be associated with one or more clinical research project(s) including dietary intervention studies, pharmaceutical trials, and studies evaluating novel diabetes care technologies, with an emphasis on weight management in diabetes. S/he works directly with patients with diabetes and is responsible for coordinating assigned study/studies. The Hamdy Lab fosters participation in publications and presentations, and this position is ideal for someone who is interested in pursuing graduate work in medicine or public health.
Provides support on clinical research protocols. Recruits, schedules, and interviews patients, performs routine laboratory procedures (including measuring blood pressure, height and weight, and blood glucose), and escorts patients to testing locations. Coordinates patient recruitment to ensure the enrollment goals are met for multiple grants. Facilitates patient visits by performing protocol-specific tests and procedures.
Assists with completing and maintaining study data collection forms and source documents. Maintains research patient records and regulatory binders. Performs data entry and supervises data entry performed by others for each project.
Serves as the primary contact for study sponsors, facilitating sponsors' regulatory and initiation visits. Prepares for regulatory and initiation visits by monitoring safety reports, completing start up source documents, maintaining compliance documents, and assisting in protocol feasibility evaluation with principal investigator.
Supervises the storage and use of the study-related materials.
Coordinates with Assay Core for sample analysis by acting as the primary contact in prioritizing scheduling of assays to meet grant, abstract, and manuscript deadlines. Processes laboratory samples and delivers samples to local laboratory or mails to central laboratory.
Performs ad hoc statistical analysis for the Principal Investigator using statistical programs available at Joslin.
Participates in the preparation of scientific publications and presentations of studies' scientific data.
Trains new team members in all clinical research protocols.
Monitors deadlines and prepares IRB applications, progress reports, and informed consent forms. Monitors and analyses safety serious adverse events reports from study sponsors and prepares appropriate documentation for IRB under supervision of the Principal Investigator. Prepares documents for the Committee on Human Studies and completes case reports forms.
Performs general support, including ordering supplies and equipment for all studies.
Works closely with the staff involved in the study in and outside of Joslin Diabetes Center and under the supervision of the PI.
Provides support for Joslin Diabetes Center's weight loss program (Why WAIT Program) by performing body composition measurements for patients and preparing supplies for program sessions as needed.
Prepares meeting agendas and participates in research team meetings
Bachelor's degree in the Biological Sciences/Chemistry or related science is required. Master's degree preferred.
Minimum 1 year research experience involving human subjects
Experience with computers data entry, excel and word processing
Experience with statistical analyses (SAS)
Fluent in written and spoken English (Additional Spanish is preferable)
Flexible schedule as necessary to accommodate study patients and recruitment activities.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Excellent communication skills
Ability to maintain patient confidentiality
Team player with good ability to work with other staff on the project
Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.
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