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Clinical Research Coordinator

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Clinical Research Coordinator I/II for the AWARE and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) studies as well as the associated studies such as the Harvard Aging Brain Study - Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School.  Assists professional staff in coordinating investigator-initiated studies and oversee various imaging, cognitive and psychological assessment protocols at MGH. Will help in the recruitment of subjects (mainly mild cognitive impairment and mild Alzheimer’s disease patients) for AWARE and IADL and other research projects.  Will perform neuropsychological testing and collect neuroimaging data in normal aging and early Alzheimer's disease.



  • Scheduling appointments and assuring completion of visits.
  • Assisting in IRB submissions.
  • Supervising other research assistants assigned duties within these studies.
  • Training and supervising operations of volunteer staff.
  • Managing scanner requests and collecting neuroimaging (MRI) data.
  • Administering cognitive testing and behavioral (including meta-memory) questionnaires.
  • Recruiting elderly participants (cognitively normal and impaired) for research studies by performing phone screens, and at off-site recruitment events.
  • Reviewing study details and obtaining informed consent from potential subjects.
  • Abstracting information from medical records and entering into a computerized database to help determine subject eligibility and maintain said database.
  • Assisting in the maintenance of research databases, including data entry, regular quality assurance checks, and preparation of specific data for analysis.
  • Processing and analyzing behavioral and multi-modality neuroimaging data, summarizing and presenting results.
  • Assisting PI with his/her analyses, as well as working on own analyses and publications.



  • Ability to work well independently, prioritizing work according to and within established study protocols
  • Excellent organizational skills to accomplish a variety of responsibilities and to establish and maintain efficient systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to be able to interact with a variety of people in person and on the telephone. Must be able to relate well with subjects, physicians, technologists and administrators.
  • Ability to work under stress and within deadlines; the clinical research setting is a very busy and demanding environment.
  • Experience with word processing and Microsoft Excel software; some experience in statistical software (SPSS, R, SAS) helpful.
  • Some experience with IRB and RedCap would be helpful.
  • Ability to oversee the work of students and volunteers.



B.A/B.S. with background in pre-med, psychology, neuroscience or related field required. Knowledge of medical terminology and familiarity with medical records systems.



Previous experience in a research setting with experience interacting with human research participants preferred, but not required. Candidates with 1+ year of experience (post graduation) will be considered for the CRCII position.



Office and clinic environment. Must be able to travel between hospital and research buildings carrying study documents and materials.