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Project Coordinator

Company: Harvard College
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Job Description:

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 preferredAt least one or more years of experience in clinical research or direct patient contact preferredVA experience preferredComputer 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 preferredAbility to work independentlyStrong leadership skillsExcellent organizational skillsCareful attention to detailExcellent oral/written communication skillsExcellent interpersonal skills and proficiency interacting with patients receiving health careHigh degree of professionalismAbility to prioritize tasks and set deadlinesAbility to identify problems and develop solutionsAbility to take initiative and multi-taskStrong analytical skills and conceptual thinkingAbility to perform a scientific literature search and summarize resultsAbility to make visually appealing reports, posters, and slides for the presentation of research findingsThis 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. This Project Coordinator (PC) is responsible for performing a range of study tasks in the GenoVAStudy, a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded clinical trial of genomic testing for diseasesusceptibility 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 appropriatePerform participant recruitment tasks such as performing initial eligibility screening, preparing and distributing participant recruitment materials, and obtaining informedconsentInteract with patients and the VA laboratory staff to facilitate participant blood draws and specimen collectionAssist in the tracking and shipment of participant specimensAssist in study data collection, including the administration of baseline and end-of-study participant surveysPrepare letters and accompanying materials for patients and their primary care providers (PCPs)Assist with the entry of genetic test results in patient medical recordsAssist in the distribution of participation incentivesAssist 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 researchAssist in developing, maintaining, and enforcing standard operating procedures (SOPs)Prepare materials for project meetings with the PI, PM, local study staff, and other collaboratorsAssist in the preparation and delivery of project reportsPrepare literature reviewsAssist in the creation and formatting of research posters and presentationsContribute to the preparation of research manuscriptsPerform all otherduties/responsibilities as needed by the PI and/or PM

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