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.


Reporting to, and working closely with, our Program Manager and Principal Investigator, the Research Project Manager will be responsible for project management of the National Pregnancy Registry for Psychiatric Medications, the largest prospective study of the reproductive safety of antidepressants, atypical antipsychotics, and psychostimulants. The project team currently consists of two full-time clinical research coordinators, up to two undergraduate interns, the program manager, and study investigators.

Project Management (50%)

  • Oversee regulatory compliance with IRB and sponsor guidelines
  • Oversee database management
    • Develop and operationalize a QA/QC plan for a large REDCap database
    • Coordinate and perform data pulls
    • Coordinate data cleaning and analysis with a staff biostatistician
  • Develop and operationalize process and performance improvement projects

Study Coordination (50%)

  • Conduct study visits and manage electronic deployment of surveys
  • Manage the recruitment, screening and enrollment of research patients; develop marketing strategies and deploy assets for study recruitment
  • Perform data collection and entry; perform data quality audits


We are looking for candidates who possess at least a bachelor’s degree and 3 years research and data management experience. Experience with REDCap databases and regulatory/IRB submissions is preferred.

This position is ideal for someone with previous experience as a clinical research coordinator or research assistant who is interested in further developing skills in data and research project management, with future ambitions of pursuing graduate studies in statistics, epidemiology, or health sciences.


  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; love of data and improvement projects
  • Ability to prioritize and resolve critical issues efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to effectively present ideas, information and roadblocks
  • Ability to work independently and self-manage; ability to lead and coordinate others
  • High degree of initiative and enthusiasm for learning new concepts and working with new tools and sources of information
  • Data cleaning skills with either R, Stata, or SAS, and prior experience working with statisticians is advantageous

Interested candidates should prepare a cover letter and resume/CV, and apply at https://www.massgeneral.org/careers (job number 3145653).

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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