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Harvard University
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Boston, Massachusetts
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United States
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Research
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Research Study Coordinator


Harvard University

30-Nov-2017
Research Study Coordinator
Harvard Medical School
44198BR


Duties & Responsibilities
The Department of Global Health and Social Medicine (DGHSM) at Harvard Medical School applies social science and humanities research to constantly improve the practice of medicine, the delivery of treatment, and the development of health care policies locally and worldwide. The DGHSM is at the forefront of global health. To maintain our leadership of the field, the Department must: underline our commitment to teaching and research in global health equity; maintain and enhance support for "effector arms," with a focus on implementation and delivery; strengthen models of graduate and post-graduate training, including through global health and social medicine advanced degree programs, residencies, and fellowships; and coordinate efforts throughout Harvard to build a common agenda around global health equity.

endTB (Expand New Drugs for TB) is a multi-year project funded by UNITAID, led by Partners In Health, and with consortium partners Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) and Interactive Research & Development (IRD). Major objectives of endTB are to study the use of new TB drugs in 2600 patients and to investigate novel treatment regimens for multidrug resistant tuberculosis. The research component of endTB includes a multi-center prospective observational study on the safety and efficacy of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treated with multidrug regimens containing bedaquiline or delamanid and an international multicentre randomized therapeutic trial to evaluate short, oral drug regimens for the treatment of multidrug resistant tuberculosis. The trial is a collaborative project among PIH, DGHSM, MSF, the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM, Antwerp, Belgium) and Epicentre (Paris, France), the Institute of Research for Development (Montpelier, France). A pharmakokinetic substudy is being implemented, and a second trial is being developed by the same consortium. The study manager will work primarily on the trials and substudies and may also support the observational study.

The DGHSM is seeking an endTB study coordinator to manage clinical study activities across PIH sites, including clinical operations, pharmacy and laboratory activities, finance, data management, quality assurance, regulations, and logistics; serving as primary communication node among research sites, central team, and operational teams within partner institutions; developing and adhering to milestones; includes systems analysis and continuing improvement, documentation, and cross-site learning

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in health sciences or related field; at least 5 years of relevant research experience and research coordination experience; experience in low-resource settings outside US. Must be able to travel overseas. A Master's Degree may count towards experience.

This is grant funded position with and end date of March 31, 2019..


Job Function
General Administration

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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