This Project Coordinator (PC) is responsible for performing a range of study tasks in the GenoVA
Study, a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded clinical trial of genomic testing for disease
susceptibility at Harvard Medical School at Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System (VABHS). The candidate performs high-level research duties for this study, which is recruiting participants across eight VABHS sites. The PC performs research-related tasks under the supervision of the study Principal Investigator (PI) and the study Project Manager (PM).
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Contribute to the daily operations of the GenoVA Study, escalating research-related queries to the PM and/or PI when appropriate
Perform participant recruitment tasks such as performing initial eligibility screening, preparing and distributing participant recruitment materials, and obtaining informed
Interact with patients and the VA laboratory staff to facilitate participant blood draws and specimen collection
Assist in the tracking and shipment of participant specimens
Assist in study data collection, including the administration of baseline and end-of-study participant surveys
Prepare letters and accompanying materials for patients and their primary care providers (PCPs)
Assist with the entry of genetic test results in patient medical records
Assist in the distribution of participation incentives
Assist in the drafting and formatting of IRB and other regulatory documents including the study protocol, informed consent forms, and other documents related to human subjects research
Assist in developing, maintaining, and enforcing standard operating procedures (SOPs)
Prepare materials for project meetings with the PI, PM, local study staff, and other collaborators
Assist in the preparation and delivery of project reports
Prepare literature reviews
Assist in the creation and formatting of research posters and presentations
Contribute to the preparation of research manuscripts
Perform all other
duties/responsibilities as needed by the PI and/or PM
This position will require an additional background screening from the VA directly beyond what is conducted by Harvard University.
This is a one-year term position from date of hire with possibility of extension contingent on funding and work performance.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 054
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
College degree or equivalent work experience, preferably in the field of specific research study (relevant coursework may count towards experience)
Bachelor's degree in health sciences-related field, including but not limited to medicine, nursing, public health, biostatistics/epidemiology, or psychology preferred
At least one or more years of experience in clinical research or direct patient contact preferred
VA experience preferred
Computer literacy: Adobe, MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; working knowledge of a programming language or statistical packages such as SQL, SAS, Stata, SPSS, R,
Python, or Java is preferred
Ability to work independently
Strong leadership skills
Excellent organizational skills
Careful attention to detail
Excellent oral/written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and proficiency interacting with patients receiving health care
High degree of professionalism
Ability to prioritize tasks and set deadlines
Ability to identify problems and develop solutions
Ability to take initiative and multi-task
Strong analytical skills and conceptual thinking
Ability to perform a scientific literature search and summarize results
Ability to make visually appealing reports, posters, and slides for the presentation of research findings
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52533BR
About Harvard University Medical School
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.