The MGH/Broad Neurology-Infectious Disease Research Group is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic candidate to join our world-class research program. Our research group brings together a broad range of cutting-edge techniques, working in a rich multi-disciplinary environment involving clinicians and computational geneticists focused revolutionizing diagnostic platforms to diagnose infectious diseases.
This position is based at the MGH Neurology Division and reports to Drs. Shibani Mukerji and Tracey Cho. As part of the research group, the incumbent will work on a focused project in a highly integrative clinical research environment in the area of central nervous system diagnostics for meningitis and encephalitis. The job will focus on integrating clinical assessments and genomic sequencing of cerebral spinal fluid, plasma and other relevant tissues under the direction of the Investigators. These tasks include subject recruitment, data management and analysis, sample collection and processing. Previous experience in clinical research methodology is optimal.
The incumbent will be responsible for assisting with management of all research studies pertinent to genomic sequencing of body fluid and tissues in adult populations (related to central nervous system infectious diseases), under the supervision of the Investigators. Major notable responsibilities include identification, recruitment, and enrollment of study subjects, coordination of regulatory (IRB) documentation of research projects, data management, and sample processing. These activities could lead to an opportunity for developing an independent mentored research project, manuscript authorship, and interactions with clinical and basic science faculty within neurology, neuropathology, and infectious disease at MGH and Broad Institute.
Specific Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Study recruitment (obtaining informed consent, serving as primary contact for study participants, tracking subjects throughout study, and facilitating study visits and data collection)
- Assist with collection and updating of relevant clinical data, neuroimaging, and neuropathology
- Conduct basic laboratory procedures with blood, CSF or urine specimens including sample aliquoting, labeling, and storage
- Organize, maintain and manage REDcap clinical research database and sample repository
- Coordinate post-visit followup sample collection from neurology-infectious disease and LP clinic
- Assist with study regulatory (IRB) submissions
- Assist with formal audits of data
- Assist with regulatory binders and QA/QC procedures
- Communicate with program faculty, fellows, IRB, and external agencies
- Participatein scientific collaborative projects within the scope of the research mission
- Ability to focus, work independently and to regularly seek feedback
- Ability to establish priorities, balance demands of multiple projects, and meet deadlines
- Attention to detail and ability to adjust based on feedback
- Excellent organizational & communication skills (articulate with good writing and phone skills)
- Must have a professional demeanor and a strong commitment to patient confidentiality
- Ability to work with infectious samples safely (i.e. maintaining sterile conditions in lab hood)
- Must be familiar with basic data analysis software(Excel, SAS, STATA, SPSS)
- Computer literacy including proficiency with Microsoft Office programs and operating system
Minimum Degree Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Neuroscience, Health Sciences or Biomedical Engineering
- Background in computational methods and programming (Unix, Matlab, Python, R)
- Clinical research methodologies and clinical research experience
- Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training for human subjects research
- REDCap familiarity or other web applications for managing online surveys and databases
EEO Statement Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.
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