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Clinical Research Coordinator at Harvard - Human Subjects Research

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    Job Summary

    About us:

    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:

    About you:

    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.

    Job-Specific Responsibilities

    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

    Basic Qualifications

    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

    Desirable 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