Open Positions

Current listings: Clinical Research Coordinator I, Clinical Research Coordinator I/II, Research Fellow

 

Clinical Research Coordinator I

Overview:

The Stroke Genetics Group at the Center for Genomic Research (MGH, Department of Neurology and Broad Institute) is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic candidate to join our research program. Our research group brings together a broad range of cutting-edge techniques, working in a rich multi-disciplinary environment involving clinicians, computational biologists, statisticians and geneticists both at MGH, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT as well as internationally through the International Stroke Genetics Consortium (ISGC).

Under the direction of the Senior Research Laboratory Manager, the Clinical Research Coordinator I will work independently on ongoing research studies.  Responsibilities include administration of clinical research studies based in the Neuroscience ICU, ongoing maintenance and analysis of neuroimaging scans for recruited study subjects, administrative support and maintenance of lab sample and databases, lab sample processing activities (receipt, shipping, quality control etc) and database query requests and data analysis with a focus on manuscript preparation.  The Clinical Research Coordinator I will also play an integral role in management of lab projects involving collaboration within and outside the lab and institution, organizing the receipt of DNA samples from collaborators within and outside the United States, collection of all phenotypic data associated with received samples, collection of and accurate recording of procedures and results, maintaining lab stocks, participation in joint upkeep of the lab, participation and presenting at lab meeting.

This position requires a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in molecular/cell biology or a related field.  Incumbent should be detail-oriented, capable of working independently after training, possesses good verbal and written communication skills and works well as part of a team.

 

Principle Duties:

  • Working with the Partners Human Research Committee to coordinate human research protocols.
  • Analysis of neuroimaging phenotypes for specific studies
  • Management of neuroimaging files including file transfer, anonymization, and cataloguing
  • Project Management of studies: including but not limited to organizing conference calls with local and international collaborators, sample receipt and processing, data collection and quality control, and aid in manuscript preparation.
  • Develops and executes protocols for non-routine experiments and identifies relevant expertise for informational and technical support where needed.
  • Day-to-day processing and handling of lab biospecimens (blood, saliva, CSF, plasma, DNA etc).
  • Sample tracking, inventory maintenance and retrieval of lab biospecimens.
  • Serve as rotating emergency contact for -80C freezers.
  • Curating the lab database and performing queries, when requested.
  • Analyzing data associated with lab projects and preparing results for publication.
  • Manage Quality Control and Assurance of phenotypic data.
  • Preparing CSF, Plasma, DNA and blood for shipment.
  • Organize and summarize data using scientific and statistical techniques.
  • Curation of Lab standard operating procedures (SOP’s)
  • Organizing and maintaining accurate written records of experimental procedures and data collection. 
  • Calendar and meeting management for Investigators related to ongoing laboratory projects.
  • Assisting in preparation of grants e.g. preparing figures, drafting letters from the committee, and writing project and method descriptions.
  • Participate in and present data at weekly lab meetings and journal clubs.
  • Assist in preparation of manuscripts resulting from data generated in research projects.
  • Performing other job-related duties as assigned.

 

Skills Required:

  • A high level of maturity and professional demeanor is essential, as the coordinator will work with personal and confidential medical information, and sometimes directly with patients.
  • Excellent time management skills: Ability to establish priorities, balance demands of multiple projects, and meet deadlines
  • Background in neuroanatomy/neuroscience/genetics is recommended
  • Exposure to medical imaging/neuroimaging modalities is preferred
  • Familiar with basic data analysis software is preferred (SPSS, SAS, STATA, R, JMP)
  • Expertise in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Access) preferred
  • Knowledge of standard laboratory techniques and safety procedures is required
  • Must be able to quickly learn how to use new specialized lab equipment
  • 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 regular feedback
  • Excellent organizational & communication skills (articulate with good written and verbal communication skills)
  • Desire to be deeply involved with cutting edge clinically relevant research
  • Must have a professional demeanor and a strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with both local and global collaborators

 

If interested in applying for this position, please email your CV/resume to info@strokegenomics.org

 

Clinical Research Coordinator I/II

Overview:

The Center for Genomic Research is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic candidate to support exciting new genetic studies of stroke.  We work in a rich multi-disciplinary environment involving clinicians, computational biologists, statisticians and geneticists both at MGH, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT as well as internationally through the International Stroke Genetics Consortium (ISGC)

Under the direction of the Senior Research Laboratory Manager, the Clinical Research Coordinator I will work independently on ongoing research studies.  This includes project management of lab projects involving collaboration within and outside the lab and institution, organizing the receipt of DNA samples from collaborators within and outside the United States, collection of all phenotypic data associated with received samples, collection of and accurate recording of procedures and results, maintenance of the lab databases, maintaining lab stocks, participation in joint upkeep of the lab and participation and presenting at lab meeting. This position requires a person who has Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in molecular/cell biology or a related field, pays attention to details, is capable of working independently after training, possesses good verbal and written communication skills, works well as part of a team and is comfortable corresponding with collaborators from all over the world.

This position requires a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in molecular/cell biology or a related field.  Incumbent should be detail-oriented, capable of working independently after training, possesses good verbal and written communication skills and works well as part of a team.

 

Principle Duties:

  • Project Management of Cerebrovascular Disease Knowledge Portal (CDKP) studies: including but not limited to coordination of data transfer from domestic and international collaborators, ensuring all human subject protection and IRB regulations are followed, recruiting studies into the CKDP, and assisting in manuscript preparation.
  • Serve as the Convener for the International Stroke Genetics Consortium (ISGC): Including but not limited to assist planning of ISGC bi-annual meetings, organizing, attending and taking minutes for monthly conference calls, curating new membership requests, answering administrative questions from members, assistance with administration of the ISGC travel scholarship and Steering Committee Elections, distributing monthly ISGC newsletter, and management of the ISGC mailing list and website.
  • Project Management of studies: including but not limited to organizing conference calls with local and international collaborators, sample receipt and processing, data collection and quality control, and aid in manuscript preparation.
  • Working with the Partners Human Research Committee to coordinate human research protocols.
  • Develops and executes protocols for non-routine experiments and identifies relevant expertise for informational and technical support where needed.
  • Day-to-day processing and handling of lab biospecimens (blood, saliva, CSF, plasma, DNA etc).
  • Sample tracking, inventory maintenance and retrieval of lab biospecimens.
  • Serve as rotating emergency contact for minus 80 freezers.
  • Curating the lab database and performing queries, when requested.
  • analyzing data associated with lab projects.
  • Manage Quality Control and Assurance of phenotypic data.
  • Preparing CSF, Plasma, DNA and blood for shipment.
  • Organize and summarize data using scientific and statistical techniques.
  • Analyzing CT Scans for project related variables and measures.
  • Curation of Lab standard operating procedures (SOP’s)
  • Organizing and maintaining accurate written records of experimental procedures and data collection. 
  • Calendar and meeting management for Investigators related to ongoing laboratory projects.
  • Assisting in preparation of manuscripts.
  • Assisting in preparation of grants e.g. preparing figures, drafting letters from the committee, and writing project and method descriptions.
  • Participating in upkeep of lab, performs basic maintenance on laboratory equipment and reports equipment requiring repair to Senior Research Lab Manager
  • Participating in and presenting data at weekly lab meetings and journal clubs.
  • Performing other job-related duties as assigned.

 

Skills Required:

  • A high level of maturity and professional demeanor is essential, as the coordinator will work with personal and confidential medical information, and sometimes directly with patients.
  • Excellent time management skills: Ability to establish priorities, balance demands of multiple projects, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of complex laboratory techniques
  • Knowledge of safe sample handling procedures
  • Analytical Skills and ability to resolve technical problems
  • Ability to perform sample dilutions regularly
  • Must be able to quickly learn how to use new specialized lab equipment
  • Must be able to multi-task with great efficiency and at high speeds
  • Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills.
  • Enjoy learning complex analysis and genotyping techniques
  • Must have a professional demeanor and a strong commitment to confidentiality
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with both local and global collaborators
  • Attention to detail
  • Very dependable and responsible
  • Demonstrated competence in research techniques and methodologies
  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently
  • Desire to be involved with cutting edge clinically relevant research
  • Ability to learn novel computer applications and analysis platforms quickly.
  • High degree of computer literacy: MS Word, Excel, Access, SAS, Analyze, database management.

 

If interested in applying for this position, please email your CV/resume to info@strokegenomics.org

 

Research Fellow

The Rosand and Anderson Labs are looking for a highly motivated individual with a background in genetics and/or data sciences to perform cutting-edge research utilizing genetic, epidemiological, and imaging data assembled from human subjects. Receiving general direction from Dr. Rosand, Dr. Anderson, and the Senior Research Lab Manager, the incumbent will work in the fields of complex disease genetics and bioinformatics to perform genetic and other analyses which include, but are not limited to; common and rare variant association testing, multivariate model-building using genetic and phenotypic data, sequencing and GWAS quality control and data harmonization, meta-analyses, prediction modeling, and genome annotation.  2-year minimum commitment is required.

The Research Fellow will be a project leader for execution of in silico analyses in the Rosand and Anderson labs, working with the PIs, other fellows, and coordinator staff. The incumbent will also be responsible for digital curation of existing and future datasets and analyses, project management, the preparation of presentation materials, manuscripts and grant applications, mentoring of technologists and coordinators, and presentations at local, national and international conferences.

Skills and competencies required:

  • Time Management: Exceptional organizational skills and ability to organize time and priorities effectively, asking for direction when appropriate. Flexibility to handle multiple tasks and deadline pressures.
  • Analytical Skills: Ability to conceptualize and conduct complex analysis of research data
  • Capacity for independent work
  • Critical Thinking/Decision Making: Ability to appropriately evaluate all aspects of a situation and to independently make appropriate and timely decisions.
  • Interpersonal/communication: Excellent interpersonal/communications skills and a good command of English language, including medical and scientific terminology.
  • Information Systems/Technology Skills: Exceptional computer skills (including operating systems, word processing, database, electronic mail, Internet, and spreadsheets).
  • Experience with statistical and programming software (R, Python, C, SAS, SQL, Stata, Linux), preferred.

 

If interested in applying for this position, please email your CV/resume to info@strokegenomics.org