Career Opportunities

There are many exciting opportunities to join the MPEC team.  Click the links below to see more details about each opportunity:

To apply, click the position title in the descriptions below or go to https://www.massgeneral.org/careers and search for the Job ID# listed.

In keeping with our overarching mission to reduce health and other disparities in vulnerable populations, the Medical Practice Evaluation Center is specifically committed to recruiting a diverse team of individuals across race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and ability backgrounds to ensure that our science is informed by and responsive to the communities we aim to serve. The Center strives to become a leader in developing and maintaining increased representation, recognition, and support of each of these dimensions of diversity among all of its members.

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.


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Description

The Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital recently formed a clinical trials unit devoted to the study of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. The Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit (ID CRU) took part in myriad COVID-19 clinical trials yielding discoveries related to vaccine development and monoclonal antibody therapies. In the year ahead, we look forward to implementing a large clinical trial investigating Long COVID.

Of note, the ID CRU is deeply devoted to improving health equity in our community. Boston’s early surge of COVID-19 cases disproportionately impacted communities already contemplating substantial socioeconomic and systemic inequalities, including a large proportion of Black and Hispanic patients cared for within our health centers. We anticipate collaborating with a multidisciplinary team including community leaders to advance the mission of improved health equity.

Our burgeoning team seeks mission-driven, intellectually curious, interactive, detail-oriented, and flexible members. A sense of humor is a must.

We anticipate our CRCs going on to pursue careers in medicine, public health, epidemiology, global health, and/or health policy research.

Principal duties and responsibilities

  • Serve as a contact with research participants, sponsors, and regulatory agencies. Coordinate studies from start-up through closeout.
  • Determine eligibility of and, in some cases, gather consent from study participants according to protocol.
  • Assist in the development of recruitment strategies and participate in study recruitment activities and events.  Recruitment activities may take place throughout the greater Boston area including the MGH main campus as well as community health centers.
  • Coordinate collection of study specimens, transportation, and processing. May be required to perform clinical tests such as phlebotomy, EKGs, etc.
  • Collect, enter, and manage patient and laboratory data per institutional and regulatory requirements.  Prepare study-related documents, including reports and findings.
  • Ensure compliance with research protocols.  Complete, review, and/or audit case report forms for completion and accuracy with source documents. Prepare regulatory submissions and ensure completion of Institutional Review Board renewals. Participate in regulatory audits.
  • Assemble materials for study visits, monitor procedures and charges, coordinate documents, and attend monitoring meetings with sponsors acting as the primary contact.
  • Order lab supplies and equipment as necessary.
  • Interact with principal investigators regularly, ensuring patient safety and adherence to proper study conduct.
  • Cognizant and respectful of cultural differences in communication approach.
  • Perform administrative support duties as required.

Qualifications

Job qualifications include the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.


Additional skills, abilities, and competencies are detailed on the job listing.

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Clinical Research Coordinator (bilingual)

Job ID #

Description

The Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital recently formed a clinical trials unit devoted to the study of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. The Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit (ID CRU) took part in myriad COVID-19 clinical trials yielding discoveries related to vaccine development and monoclonal antibody therapies. In the year ahead, we look forward to implementing a large clinical trial investigating Long COVID.

Of note, the ID CRU is deeply devoted to improving health equity in our community. Boston’s early surge of COVID-19 cases disproportionately impacted communities already contemplating substantial socioeconomic and systemic inequalities, including a large proportion of Black and Hispanic patients cared for within our health centers. We anticipate collaborating with a multidisciplinary team including community leaders to advance the mission of improved health equity.

Our burgeoning team seeks mission-driven, intellectually curious, interactive, detail-oriented, and flexible members. A sense of humor is a must.

We anticipate our CRCs going on to pursue careers in medicine, public health, epidemiology, global health, and/or health policy research.

Principal duties and responsibilities

  • Serve as a contact with research participants, sponsors, and regulatory agencies. Coordinate studies from start-up through closeout.
  • Determine eligibility of and, in some cases, gather consent from study participants according to protocol.
  • Assist in the development of recruitment strategies and participate in study recruitment activities and events.  Recruitment activities may take place throughout the greater Boston area including the MGH main campus as well as community health centers.
  • Coordinate collection of study specimens, transportation, and processing. May be required to perform clinical tests such as phlebotomy, EKGs, etc.
  • Collect, enter, and manage patient and laboratory data per institutional and regulatory requirements.  Prepare study-related documents, including reports and findings.
  • Ensure compliance with research protocols.  Complete, review, and/or audit case report forms for completion and accuracy with source documents. Prepare regulatory submissions and ensure completion of Institutional Review Board renewals. Participate in regulatory audits.
  • Assemble materials for study visits, monitor procedures and charges, coordinate documents, and attend monitoring meetings with sponsors acting as the primary contact.
  • Order lab supplies and equipment as necessary.
  • Interact with principal investigators regularly, ensuring patient safety and adherence to proper study conduct.
  • Cognizant and respectful of cultural differences in communication approach.
  • Perform administrative support duties as required.

Qualifications

Job qualifications include the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Bilingualism in Spanish or Portuguese required.

Additional skills, abilities, and competencies are detailed on the job listing.

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Project Manager

Job ID #

Description

The Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit (ID CRU) at Massachusetts General Hospital has been working in earnest to contribute to the body of knowledge essential to understanding COVID-19. The Unit is now setting its sites on better understanding long COVID and its lingering physical, mental, and neurological symptoms. 

We are seeking a personable, highly organized, and substantially experienced Project Manager interested in playing a central role in launching this long COVID study as well as several other studies of global import. The Project Manager will work side-by-side with ID CRU leadership and will be responsible for providing managerial, logistical, and administrative direction for the ID CRU. Further, we envision the Project Manager serving as the linchpin of the team, playing a pivotal role in the professional development and growth of the individuals reporting to them.

Central to the CRU’s mission is a desire to improve representation in clinical trials, and by extension, improve health equity; we seek team members who are similarly mission-driven. Intellectual curiosity, flexibility, and a sense of humor are also musts.

Given our desire to build longitudinal relationships with colleagues, collaborators, and study participants, we request a minimum 2-year commitment.  Collaborations beyond 2-years are most welcome.

Principal duties and responsibilities

  • Facilitate ID CRU staff recruitment effort including interface with HR, conduct interviews, and participate in hiring decisions.
  • Assist, support, and coach staff in attaining departmental and institutional required competencies, training, and certifications, and ensure adherence to safe practice in the conduct of clinical research. This includes the orientation of new team members to CRU-specific materials, e.g., resource manuals, checklists, etc.
  • Coordinate administrative aspects of multiple active and pending projects employing tools like Asana. At project outset, clarify project goals, deliverables, tasks, timeline, and research team. Throughout project duration, plan, track, and report on project tasks, responsible parties, timelines, etc.
  • Develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) and maintain research files and case report forms (CRFs) for documentation of study participant visits in accordance with current regulations.
  • Oversee regulatory correspondence with internal and external agencies.
  • Promote collaboration and a work environment conducive to teamwork and employee engagement.
  • Promote forums for communication of information and opportunities for team discussion and problem-solving by running weekly staff meeting and other meetings as needed.
  • Provide expertise and problem-solving in research-related study participant care situations.
  • Aid CRU staff in prioritizing projects and tasks.
  • Forge local partnerships and engage in community outreach in underserved areas of Boston.
  • Support local marketing functions that enhance relationships with new and existing community health centers. 
  • Contribute directly to scientific analysis, abstract submissions, and manuscript development as desired.
  • Serve as a liaison between financial management team and research team regarding status and timelines of projects and their associated funds.
  • Participate in the development of strategies to provide for the financial solvency of the CRU.
  • Represent the CRU in hospital and other forums and interact with sponsors in a leadership capacity.

Qualifications

Job qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Previous leadership experience in a progressively responsible position with experience in managing all aspects of clinical research study implementation required.
  • Sound knowledge of principles of SOPs, GCP, FDA, IRB, clinical research methodology, regulations, and compliance required.

Additional skills, abilities, and competencies are detailed on the job listing.

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