GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The mission of the MGH Neurology Community Health Diversity and Inclusion (CHDI) initiatives is to support the MGH Department of Neurology in providing outstanding clinical care while rapidly discovering new treatments to reduce and eliminate the devastating impact of neurological disorders; training the very best neurologists and scientists of the future; and improving the health and wellbeing of the diverse communities we serve. Our vision is to advance CHDI for MGH Neurology to excel while embracing our hospital’s Diversity and Inclusion Vision Statement: “diversity is the richness of human differences. Inclusion is when everyone is valued, engaged and feels connected. At MGH, we believe that because of diversity we will excel; through inclusion we will respect; focused on equity we will serve, heal, educate, and innovate”. Through the MGH CHDI initiatives, we aim to improve neurologic health equity; broaden participation of underrepresented populations in neuroscience research; develop diverse, inclusive, and equitable leaders; and serve the most vulnerable local>regional>national>global communities. As part of the MGH Neurology Department, our core values are excellence in service, innovation, education, and neuroscience research in neurology.
We are excited to launch the MGH Youth Neurology Education and Research Program, an immersive opportunity for high school, baccalaureate, and undergraduate students from communities underrepresented in STEM to participate in interactive learning sessions on neurology topics and neurology-related careers; engage in neurology clinical case discussions; conduct mentored neurology research; nurture their leadership skills; grow a robust network of peers and mentors; translate their experience into academic presentations and publications; and share their talents with the broader community. Participating students will be current or prior participants of the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement Youth Scholars Programs and other similar initiatives focused on developing youth underrepresented in STEM. In 2020, this program will be offered solely in virtual form due to the coronavirus 19 pandemic.
We are looking for a smart and energetic Research Coordinator to join our team. The ideal candidate will be agile at engaging with students, mentors, parents/guardians, and school/community partners in an effort to maximize the learning experience for participating youth while assuring their social and emotional wellbeing. The Research Coordinator will manage day-today operations, measure outcomes, and communicate the success of the MGH Youth Neurology Education and Research Program. The role requires superior cross cultural and intergenerational communication ability, outstanding organizational and problem-solving skills, creative use of information technology for teaching and communication processes, and basic knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods conducive to analyzing and reporting youth education intervention research. The role also requires working in close collaboration with key partners across MGH Neurology and the broader institution including at the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement. Reporting to the MGH Neurology CHDI Director, the Program Coordinator be instrumental in achieving the overarching program goal to inspire, equip, and empower participating youth. Candidates are required to hold a bachelor’s degree in a STEM related area of study, have management experience in youth development within non-profit sector, demonstrated success in working with youth underrepresented in STEM, and highest recommendations with regards to embodying a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Please note, the functions below are representative of major duties that are typically associated with these positions. Specific responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Similarly, not all duties that have been outlined will be assigned to each position.
Collects & organizes participant data
Maintains records and databases
Uses software programs to generate graphs and reports
Assists with recruiting participants for program
Obtains participant study data from records, mentors, etc.
Conducts library searches
Verifies accuracy of study forms
Updates study forms per protocol
Documents participant encounters
Assists with regulatory binders and QA/QC procedures
Assists with interviewing study participants
Administers and scores questionnaires
Provides basic explanation of study and in some cases obtains informed consent from subjects
Performs study procedures
Assists with study regulatory submissions
Writes consent forms
Verifies subject inclusion/exclusion criteria
Performs administrative support duties as required
A Clinical Research Coordinator II performs the duties of a Clinical Research Coordinator I (above) and may also:
Maintain research data, participant fields, regulatory binders and study databases
Perform data analysis and QA/QC data checks
Organize and interpret data
Develop and implement recruitment strategies
Act as a study resource for participants, mentors and families
Monitor and evaluation study data
Evaluate study questionnaires
Contribute to protocol recommendations
Assist with preparation of annual review
May assist PI to prepare complete study reports