Positions at the MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health

Spring/Summer 2024 Start

Responsibilities:

The research coordinators in our Program are each assigned 1-2 active research projects and are responsible for the implementation of those projects under the guidance of the principal investigator(s) and the supervision of the senior research coordinator.

The research coordinators are primarily responsible for the following research activities:

  • Conducting research visits with study patients and study clinicians.
  • Managing the recruitment, screening and enrollment of research patients.
  • Administering psychiatric assessments.
  • Phlebotomy and specimen preparation (a phlebotomy course is offered at MGH).
  • Data collection and entry, and database management.
  • Preparation and submission of research protocols to the IRB.
  • Ensuring compliance with the Partners IRB and other federal and institutional guidelines.
  • Periodic special projects, such as a grant submission or a journal article submission.

Skills:

  • Critical thinking skills and ability to independently resolve problems.
  • Careful attention to details.
  • Time management and ability to prioritize.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Microsoft Office and general computer literacy.
  • Data management and analysis knowledge is advantageous, though not required.

Qualifications:

We are looking for candidates who possess a bachelor’s degree. At least one year of research experience, paid or un-paid, is preferred but not required. Annual compensation for this full-time position will start at $43,680 per year, and benefits are available. Candidates who can start in May or early June of 2024 are preferred. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred.

Work Environment:

Currently, our group is made up of seven research coordinators, a program manager, program coordinator, biostatistician, psychologist, and eleven psychiatrists. Three of our faculty are principal investigators, including the Director. The research coordinators and program team work closely with the study principal investigators and meet twice weekly as a group to review study progress. The group meets once a week for two hours to review clinical cases and ongoing research progress. This is a full-time hourly position with a 9:00-5:30 workday and a ½ hour unpaid lunch. Our Program is located in the Simches Research Building in a combined administrative and clinical space.

Note: Relocation to Boston is required for this position.

Academic year 2023-2024

Responsibilities:

The intern will support the research coordinators in the conduct of their clinical studies and other research projects.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Coordinating subject contacts and following up on outstanding forms, survey responses, and biological samples.
  • Assisting with outreach to a cohort of active research subjects.
  • Editing Center website content.
  • Data entry for clinical research subjects.
  • Organizing and assembling recruitment mailings to research subjects and providers.

Details:

Experience with Excel is preferred. Hours and workdays are relatively flexible based on applicant’s scheduling needs, but must fall between Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5:30 PM. We ask our interns commit to working 12-15 hours each week. Given the large investment of time that goes into training our interns, we have a strong preference for students who can commit to working with us for multiple semesters. This is an unpaid position.

Work Environment:

Currently, our group is made up of seven research coordinators, a program manager, program coordinator, biostatistician, psychologist, and eleven psychiatrists. Three of our faculty are principal investigators, including the Director. The research team works closely with the study principal investigators and meet weekly as a group to review study progress. Our Program is located in the Simches Research Building in a combined administrative and clinical space.

The Center for Women’s Mental Health is a clinical and research program within the Department of Psychiatry at MGH. Our Center is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function. The Program provides a range of clinical services to women, including: consultation regarding the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy; treatment for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders; treatment for premenstrual syndrome; and treatment of menopause-related mood and anxiety symptoms, sleep disorders, and hot flashes. Our research examines a wide range of questions which affect the lives of women with these conditions.