Research Coordinator

Job Description

Location: CHA Somerville Campus

Work Days: Mon-Fri 9a-5p generally, may include some evenings

Category: Research

Department: Rx Opioid Taper Support

Job Type: Full time

Work Shift: Day / Evening

Hours/Week: 40.00

Union: No

The research coordinator’s responsibilities will center around the POTS study, a study of a behavioral intervention +/- medical marijuana for patients with chronic pain on long-term opioids. Working under the supervision of senior staff, he or she will be responsible for patient scheduling and recruitment as well as all subject-oriented study procedures, such as the administration of psychiatric scales and testing protocols, the careful monitoring of adverse events and worsening psychiatric or mood disturbances, administrative duties related to the careful operation of study protocol, and database programming and quality assurance.

Specific responsibilities include: Recruit and schedule subjects for participation. Collect data needed to determine study eligibility. Work with other team members to make decisions about participant eligibility, and for patients who are eligible, go through study information with the participants so they can provide appropriate informed consent. Ensure informed consent documentation is completed appropriately. Coordinate scheduling of study visits with local collaborators. Produce and maintain all documentation for the Institutional Review Board. Perform primary data collection at study visits, including neuropsychological testing and limited physiological monitoring. Collect and maintain subject information database using REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) or other data capture programs. Perform quality assurance checks on database. Organize/purchase supplies required for the study; monitor supply inventory. Assist with data analysis and manuscript preparation. Prepare study reports, annual reviews, adverse event reports, and study document modifications.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in health-related field required. Previous research coordinator experience highly preferred. Looking for someone with strong quantitative skills, excellent communication skills, including ability to explain science and research processes to study participants, the willingness and ability to learn, and an Interest in working with human research participants and a diverse research team.

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