Research Assistant II - Clinical Research Coordinator
Job posting number: #7076593
Posted: March 31, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionJob Summary
The Wyss Institute’s mission is to transform healthcare and the environment by emulating the way nature builds. We harness the freedom of academia and the focus of industry in order to translate revolutionary technologies into commercial products and solutions. At the Wyss Institute, faculty from premier academic and clinical institutions, collaborate with staff scientists, postdocs, graduate students, industry experts, business development leaders, and entrepreneurs across disciplines to invent and de- risk new technologies that don’t just succeed at making it to the market – they disrupt it. We support research that universities, companies, and venture capital firms don’t fund because they view it as too risky. We prefer to use the word “challenging,” and we love challenges. For more information, visit: http://wyss.harvard.edu/
You are a collaborative problem solver who wants to support clinical research studies that will support the creation and commercialization of novel approaches to global challenges in healthcare and sustainability. You are extremely organized, exhibit excellent communication skills, and enjoy brainstorming creative solutions to problems. You want to tackle challenging projects with minimal oversight in a fast-paced, industry-focused environment while maintaining great attention to detail. You can work effectively both independently and as part of a team, and enjoy working with diverse groups of people.
About the role:
We are looking for a highly motivated clinical research coordinator to support the clinical studies at the Wyss Institute and across our collaborating institutions. Reporting to the Associate Director of Clinical Research, you will be responsible for coordinating clinical studies and trials.
What you’ll do:
Prepare and submit documents to Institutional Review Boards
Coordinate study participant recruitment, screening, enrollment and follow up
Prepare testing materials and/or lab space for scheduled visits
Maintain appropriate research records and documentation
Manage and coordinate team efforts and assigned studies
Periodically monitor study material and regulatory documents
Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others
Additionally you may, as needed:
Assist Principal Investigators with study procedures, data management and analysis where appropriate
Assist with data entry into appropriate databases
Coordinate the sharing of data with collaborators
Participate in writing research proposals, reports, presentations, and publications
Support staff, faculty, and collaborators to generate critical data, figures or summary information
Interacts regularly with affiliated Institute faculty
What you'll need:
College background or equivalent work experience, preferably in the Health Sciences or related discipline
A minimum of one year of of study coordination, clinical research or related work experience required
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Experience working with Institutional Review Boards for human clinical studies including protocol generation, continuing review, enrollment tracking, and completion of required forms (consent, adverse event, etc.)
Experience with data entry into databases
Experience with participant recruitment
Experience with clinical studies involving medical devices, biologics, or drugs is preferred
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, creativity, and effective communication (oral and written) abilities
Proficient with office productivity software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Willingness to tackle multiple projects simultaneously
Willingness to work at all levels to accomplish team goals
Ability to work with study participants, caregivers, and staff in a clinical/research setting
IACUC and COMS (institutional biosafety committee) experience are also preferred but not required
The Wyss is currently operating in a modified manner resulting from restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Until the Wyss returns to full operational status, this position will require you to temporarily work remotely for most of the time. The specific on-site hours will be determined throughout the onboarding process, although they may change in the future based on the needs of the department.
Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.