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Clinical Research Coordinator (Job ID 3134178)
We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to work on the clinical research projects in the laboratory of Dr. Andrew T. Chan, Chief of the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit at MGH. The CTEU and the Division of Gastroenterology are research units within the Department of Medicine. The Chan Laboratory’s mission is to advance epidemiologic investigation for the translation of discoveries into effective clinical interventions. Specifically, we are looking for someone to assist in our ongoing clinical trials in the prevention and interception of gastrointestinal diseases, including cancers, and other translational projects related to nutrition, the gut microbiome, and health and disease. All of our studies aim to advance our understanding of the molecular basis of disease with a goal of identifying biomarkers for use in precision medicine.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The selected candidate will work independently to coordinate clinical research projects directly supervised by the principal investigator and other investigators within the CTEU. Candidates will be expected to navigate clinical interactions with physicians, clinical research staff, and study participants and troubleshoot clinical issues independently with collaborative guidance from colleagues. The candidate will join our team of clinical research coordinators and researchers to screen and identify eligible participants, coordinate patient interactions during study visits, and collect and process biospecimens critical to the outcome of our trials. The person will interact directly with physicians and their administrators as well as trial regulatory personnel. In addition, the research coordinator will also be expected to perform established biobanking protocols (e.g.stool and blood processing).
The Clinical Research Coordinator will be expected to work full time (40 hours/week) including occasional after or before hours work. There is a possibility that limited weekend work will be required should trial needs arise. The work is expected to focus on the execution of an increasing portfolio of clinical trials including, but not limited to: chemoprevention trials using aspirin or omega-3-fatty acids in patients at risk for colorectal cancer; feasibility studies of intravenous fluorescent probes that help detect gastrointestinal tumors in a background of normal tissue; dietary interventions to predict postprandial response to foods and personalize nutrition; and understanding the role of the gut microbiome in cancer outcomes. The research environment is conducive to those individuals interested in eventually pursing advanced medical, graduate, or public health advanced degrees, and especially those with an interest in cancer prevention, the gut microbiome, and nutrition.
The position will begin in October-November 2020 and a 2 year commitment is preferred.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to manage time effectively.
Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member.
Ability to maintain accurate records.
Ability to organize, analyze, summarize, and present data.
Experience in a clinical environment or biobanking preferred.
Experience in cancer and/or nutrition related research are preferred.
Experience and proficiency in wet laboratory techniques conducive to biobanking procedures (pipetting, nucleic acid extractions, sterile technique) are preferred.
B.S. degree or equivalent in Nutrition or Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology or related Pre-medicine discipline required.
Individuals with a M.S. or equivalent in one of these disciplines are encouraged to apply and will be considered for a CRC II position.
1+ year of biomedical laboratory experience or equivalent clinical research training (internships / undergraduate research) preferred. This additional laboratory or clinical research experience is expected to have occurred beyond traditional course work.
College transcripts and 3 references that can speak to the candidate’s research or clinical experiences will be needed upon request.
Post Doctoral Fellow - (3127566)
The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a Harvard affiliate, is looking for exceptional candidates to join the research group of Dr. Hamed Khalili in the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit (CTEU) at Mongan Institute. The successful candidate will join a research program focused on population-based and translational research efforts in gastrointestinal diseases. We seek to understand the lifestyle and environmental risk factors for chronic gastrointestinal diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases.
This Biostatistician Epidemiologist Postdoctoral Research Fellow position offers the opportunity to work directly with a team of Principal Investigators (PIs) in the CTEU/Mongan Institute and the Division of Gastroenterology at MGH. Responsibilities will include developing research protocols, compiling data, conducting statistical analyses, validating programming and reporting output in numerical and graphic formats under the supervision of the PI. In addition to traditional epidemiologic studies, the candidate will work with a variety of omics data (e.g. metagenome, metabolomics, etc.) The candidate will need a thorough understanding of data/information quality principles as well as be comfortable with data manipulation in large databases. Candidate must be self-motivated, independent in task completion, and comfortable accepting feedback and guidance from colleagues. The ability to work well in a team is a must, as well as the maturity to manage numerous research studies simultaneously.
Duties and responsibilities:
•Develops and designs data collection instruments
•Calculates sample size and selects appropriate analytical procedures
•Develops analytical plans for ongoing projects and discusses approach with PI
•Conducts primary data analyses using SAS and R
•Reports and summarizes analysis results of a research project by creating graphs, tables, and charts. Interprets and conveys results to PI and research team
•Assists with statistical analysis and results sections in manuscript preparation
•Designs ad hoc reports requested by administrators, for example the tabulation of gender and race/ethnicity of populations served, and summary data required for IRB renewals
•Conducts quality control of programming and statistical models
•Assists with other research-related tasks as needed
Skills and Competencies Required:
•PhD degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, or public health
•Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience
•Knowledge of epidemiology and biostatistical methods, including survival analysis
•Strong experience in statistical programming and ability to use software systems like SAS or STATA, ability to develop macros and do statistical computing using R is a plus
•Experience working with large databases
•Experience with working in a cluster computing environment
•Experience in propensity score analyses, interrupted time series, and instrumental variable techniques
•Experience with analyses of microbiome and metabolomics data is a plus