HPRIR Clinical Research Coordinator Positions

If you are interested in joining our program as a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator, please see the postings below. We ask that you please submit both a resume and a cover letter with your application. Click the link provided to be directed to the application portal. If you have any questions, please reach out to us via email HPRIR@mgh.harvard.edu

Full Time Clinical Research Assistant

Summary of the Position:

The MGH Health Promotion and Resiliency Intervention Research (HPRIR) Program and the Division of General Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) seeks to hire a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator to assist on research projects relating to: mind-body medicine, resilience-promotion in cancer survivorship, health insurance access and utilization, and lung cancer screening together with tobacco use/cessation interventions.

This position will be offered through the Mongan Institute. The Mongan Institute in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital is dedicated to supporting research across MGH in the areas of population and health care delivery science. The Institute bridges research spanning data science to delivery science, and evaluative science to implementation science including a variety of disciplines and methods such as epidemiology, biostatistics, predictive analytics, psychology, sociology, and economics. The Mongan Institute applies population and health care delivery science to expand and strengthen research at Mass General with a specific focus on health disparities and advancing health equity, health policy, population health, implementation science, and patient outcomes.

This position provides an excellent opportunity for those interested in gaining experience in behavioral health interventions and randomized clinical trials in a variety of medical settings. It also offers an opportunity to learn about clinical treatments and health education for promoting health behaviors. The candidate will work under the supervision of HPRIR investigators. MGH is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage individuals from under-represented backgrounds to apply.

The responsibilities of the Clinical Research Coordinator include but are not limited to the following activities:

  • Implementing study protocols
  • Submitting proposals/documents to the Institutional Review Board
  • Recruiting patients
  • Managing web-based survey collection and conduct of telephone survey data
  • Organizing and participating in study-related meetings
  • Conducting medical record eligibility screens and assisting in patient recruitment
  • Maintaining research-related files and regulatory materials
  • Assisting with the preparation of scientific abstracts, posters, and PowerPoint presentations
  • Conducting literature reviews and synthesizing relevant data
  • Qualitative interview coding (e.g., NVivo)
  • REDCap project management
  • Assisting with development of progress reports for funders

B.A./B.S. degree required. Prior work experience as a research assistant or coordinator in a clinical and/or academic environment is preferred, especially experience with public health or behavioral interventions. The candidate must possess:

  • An interest in medicine, health behavior, psychology, or public/community health
  • Superior organizational, administrative, time management, and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Strong computer skills, experience working with database, spreadsheet, and word processing programs, and ability to use Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • The ability to interact professionally with office staff as well as with vulnerable research participants
  • Excellent English language skills (grammar and spelling), with good telephone and in-person communication skills. Spanish proficiency greatly preferred.
  • Willingness to make a 2-year commitment
  • Intellectual independence and initiative

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who works well as a member of a team yet has ambition and drive to take on tasks independently. He/she must be able to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, have strong organization skills, and pay close attention to detail.

Prior coursework in health-related topics, health policy, and/or statistical methods is preferred.

HPRIR Undergraduate Internship Opportunities

For all undergraduate internships, we require a two semester commitment. If you are interested in applying for an internship,  please  submit a cover letter and resume to HPRIR@mgh.harvard.edu, or to the CRC point-person listed on the advertisement below.  In the email text , please include answers to the following questions:

  1. Are there any specific HPRIR research programs that you are interested in?
  2. We require a two-semester commitment. Can you stay on for two semesters and when would be your estimated start date/end date?
  3. We require a minimum of 10-15 hours/week. What would be your estimated time commitment across the two semesters (e.g., hours/week or days/week)?
  4. What school are you attending/projected graduation year?