Research Coordinator 1

Detailed Description: 

A Research Study Coordinator position is available in the Macular Degeneration Center of Excellence at University of Massachusetts Medical School. This individual will work closely with the principal investigator, other study staff and collaborators, to carry out protocols involving subject recruitment, clinical data collection, and laboratory database management. Applicants must have a degree in the sciences or health care related area with previous clinical research experience. Good communication skills and knowledge of maintaining databases is also required. The center specializes in the evaluation and treatment of patients with retinal dystrophies and macular degenerations.


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Qualifications: Skills: 



Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Coordinator I is responsible for carrying out multiple complex research protocols. Clinical research experience is preferred. Candidate should have knowledge of working with databases and active patient charts. 



  • Collaborate with investigators in the design, development, and documentation of data forms, questionnaires, and other survey materials
  • Responsible for aspects of the development of research recommendations and the design of research projects
  • Participate in the grant, manuscript, and Institutional Review Board process
  • Develop overall research plan for conducting surveys in the community
  • Conduct in-person or telephonic field research
  • Monitor selection and randomization process of study participants
  • Coordinate data collection of study participants, complete case report forms, and develop and maintain spreadsheets
  • Collect and maintain questionnaires and other data forms from study participants
  • Perform literature searches and write detailed written summaries of the findings
  • Collaborate with other project leaders on data presentation, interpretation and writing of scientific reports 
  • Develop and maintain computerized data files for all data to be collected
  • May assist with budget /operational aspect of grant and contract proposals
  • Prepare summary reports and ongoing project evaluations for investigators
  • May help recruit, select, supervise and direct the activities of data collection employees and Research Technicians
  • Conduct quality control check on field data collection system
  • Collaborate with other research sites to insure consistency between research sites and accuracy of documentation
  • Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications: Experience: 


  • Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, health care, or equivalent experience
  • 1 year of related experience
  • Experience in using computer-based tools (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization, analytical, and interpersonal skills required
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations
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