Clinical Research Coordinator

Harris Orthopaedics Labratory at Mass General Hospital

 Clinical Research Coordinator Position at the Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory

General Overview

The pioneering efforts of the Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory (HOL) have positively impacted the quality of life of millions of patients through innovation and evidence-based medicine since its inception in 1969. The mission of the laboratory is to improve patient outcomes through materials science and clinical research with an emphasis on total hip and knee replacement surgery. The HOL is part of the Orthopaedic Surgery Department at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

A full-time Clinical Study Coordinator I position will be available starting in June 2020. The Clinical Research Coordinator will primarily work with and develop a sophisticated data registry system to capture all arthroplasty and orthopaedic trauma surgeries across all Partners’ Healthcare-affiliated hospitals. Partners Healthcare is the largest healthcare provider in Massachusetts.

There will be opportunities for mentorship by orthopaedic surgeons, shadowing in the operating room and clinic, as well as authorship. Research coordinators may also have several opportunities to present their findings at national and international conferences. All previous research coordinators have gone on to attend medical school or to pursue a graduate degree related to medical research.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

  • Developing and implementing code to join patient data located throughout various different tables
  • Developing and updating arthroplasty, trauma, and spine data registries
  • Monitoring quality of study data and generating study progress reports
  • Contributing to study design and development
  • Conducting statistical analyses
  • Assisting in the preparation of research documents, presentations, manuscripts, and journal articles


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree (pre-med track) with strong academic performance (minimum 3.5 GPA is preferred). The ideal candidate will also have had prior research and/or clinical experience. Completion of undergraduate coursework in computer science (preferably Python and/or SQL) are required. Preference will be given to a candidate planning to matriculate at medical school in 2022.

Robust written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, and strong organizational skills are all expected. Independence, self-motivation, and a willingness to learn new skills are also vital for succeeding in this position.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and your unofficial transcript to Austin Collins at by February 29, 2020. We will start reviewing the applications as we receive them. Earlier applicants will receive priority.

Posted 2.4.20