Positions at the MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health

(Summer 2021, Academic year 2021-2022)


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
  • 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

Work Environment:

Currently, our group is made up of six research coordinators, the program manager, the program assistant, three full time psychiatrists, including the Director, and seven part time clinicians. The intern will work closely with the research coordinators to support their studies and other projects. The research coordinators and study principal investigators meet weekly to review study progress, and the whole Center meets once a week to review clinical cases and discuss advances in the field. The intern is welcome to attend either or both of these meetings.


Experience with Excel is preferred. Interns must be comfortable answering the phone and making calls to study participants. 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. This is an unpaid position.

Spring/Summer 2022 Start


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

Work Environment:

Currently, our group is made up of five research coordinators, a senior research coordinator, a program coordinator, a biostatistician, and eight psychiatrists, two of whom are principal investigators, including the Director. The research coordinators work closely with the study principal investigators and meet twice weekly as a group to review study 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 and all work is conducted on-site, permitting hospital instruction around COVID-19.


We are looking for candidates who possess at least 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 2022 are preferred. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred.

Note: Amidst ongoing COVD-19 pandemic, a hybrid work model is in place. Relocation to Boston is required for this position.


  • 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

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.

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