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Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator 

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Summary

The Research Nurse Coordinator will report to the Clinical Trials Office at Maine Medical Center Research Institute (www.mmcri.org/cto). The selected candidate will support the rapidly growing MaineHealth Cancer Care Network outpatient oncology clinics engaging in innovative clinical trials. 

The Research Nurse Coordinator will oversee all facets of the research study from understanding the study protocols to confirming patient eligibility, obtaining consents, and ensuring patients complete each step of the study. Key to success will be the ability to work independently and also collaboratively by partnering with the Investigators, Program Managers, Clinic staff, and relevant MMC Departments.

The candidate we’re seeking has a current Maine RN license and clinical trials research experience preferably a minimum of 2 years. Equally important is a strong understanding of good clinical practices (GCPs) and human subject protection (HSP) principles. Strong communication skills and the ability to manage complex projects are required.

Position Summary

The Research Nurse Coordinator position involves many aspects of research coordination.  This includes collaboration with the Principle Investigator, Program Coordinator, Study Center, and relevant MMC Departments.  The primary responsibilities include study coordination and acting as a hospital educator/resource person for studies.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • License/Certifications: Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maine.
  • Education: See “License/Certifications”
  • Experience: N/A
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with patients, families and other healthcare providers. Ability to collaborate with multiple disciplines and departments.
  • Knowledge of current research related policies and procedures as well as appropriate process for initiating revisions.
  • Thorough knowledge of theory, practice, principles, processes and issues of nursing usually acquired through 2-3 years of clinical experience.
  • Analytical ability necessary to keep records, maintain inventory levels and perform data entry.
  • Ability to manage complex projects through all phases of development, implementation, and follow-up.

Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator – Oncology

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Summary

The Research Nurse Coordinator will report to the Clinical Trials Office at Maine Medical Center Research Institute (www.mmcri.org/cto). The selected candidate will work in a busy oncology clinical trial office.

The Research Nurse Coordinator will oversee all facets of the research study from understanding the study protocols to confirming patient eligibility, obtaining consents, and ensuring patients complete each step of the study. Key to success will be the ability to work independently and also collaboratively by partnering with the Investigators, Program Managers, Clinic staff, and relevant MMC Departments.

The candidate we’re seeking has a current Maine RN license and preferably a minimum of 2 years’ clinical research experience. Equally important is a strong understanding of good clinical practices (GCPs) and human subject protection (HSP) principles. Strong communication skills and the ability to manage complex projects are required.

Position Summary

The Research Nurse Coordinator position involves many aspects of research coordination.  This includes collaboration with the Principle Investigator, Program Coordinator, Study Center, and relevant MMC Departments.  The primary responsibilities include study coordination and acting as a hospital educator/resource person for studies.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • License/Certifications: Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maine.
  • Education: See “License/Certifications”
  • Experience: N/A
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with patients, families and other healthcare providers. Ability to collaborate with multiple disciplines and departments.
  • Knowledge of current research related policies and procedures as well as appropriate process for initiating revisions.
  • Thorough knowledge of theory, practice, principles, processes and issues of nursing usually acquired through 2-3 years of clinical experience.
  • Analytical ability necessary to keep records, maintain inventory levels and perform data entry.
  • Ability to manage complex projects through all phases of development, implementation, and follow-up.

Data Analyst II – Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation

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Summary

Identifies, collects, integrates and analyzes data in support of the assigned project and/or department. This position works independently and uses methodologies consistent with the established policies, procedures and regulatory requirements affecting the department.

The person in this role will function as a member of a data analytic team within the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), part of  Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI). CORE is a research center supporting the advancement of health services research and T3-T4 translational research at MaineHealth.  CORE serves as the focal point for health care professionals, researchers and analysts from across MaineHealth to foster multidisciplinary collaborations that bring together our diverse skills and talents to pursue health services research and education. In addition, MMCRI and CORE cultivate strong research and educational collaborations with external partners including the Northeastern University Roux Institute, University of New England, University of Southern Maine, University of Vermont, Dartmouth, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, The Jackson Laboratory, other health care delivery systems, community organizations, and state and local government agencies.

The candidate in this role may work on a combination of grant-funded, investigator-initiated research projects and quality improvement projects for Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth.

The ideal candidate for this position will have strong skills and experience working with diverse data sets and statistical techniques to answer research and clinical questions.

Strong communication and teamwork skills will be critical for success in this position, as the candidate will be expected to collaborate with individuals at all levels throughout the organization.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  1. Education: Bachelor’s preferred or equivalent work experience.
  2. License/Certifications: N/A
  3. Experience: See “Education.” 1-3 years of experience analyzing data preferred. Experience in working with large clinical and/or administrative claims databases, including for both management and analysis, is desirable.
  4. Ability to work and interact with multiple departments.
  5. Strong analytical and problem solving skills are essential attributes for this position.
  6. Knowledge of and experience with spreadsheet, relational database, graphics and word processing software is required. Skills with at least one statistical software package is required, e.g SAS, R, STATA, SPSS.
  7. Capable of searching and critically appraising medical literature.
  8. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to convey complex concepts to a diverse audience.
  9. Ability to work independently and self-directed.
  10. Ability to pay attention to detail.

Faculty Scientist I- Center for Biomedical Research Excellence in Metabolism & Metabolic Disease

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Summary

We are seeking a researcher to join our Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Mesenchymal and Neural Regulation of Metabolic Networks. This NIH sponsored program is designed to build research infrastructure and cultivate the careers of young investigators. MaineHealth has a long track record of success in sponsoring these program projects. The current program focuses on the science related to diseases of metabolism, including obesity, diabetes, and osteoporosis, and their regulation by neural signaling pathways. We have built a robust mentorship, advisory, and project support network to facilitate synergistic projects in this area, with the potential to support basic, translational, health services, or clinical research. Strong candidates will be junior investigators who have not held major research project grants, and who are committed to collaborative science within these themes. Our ultimate goal is to help candidates develop into independent researchers. A minimum of 50% effort towards research is required. Clinically active physician-scientist candidates are encouraged to apply, and will be connected to the appropriate clinical leadership during the application process.

Faculty Scientists maintain academic affiliations with the University of Maine system and Tufts University School of Medicine, and are afforded privileges and resources related to these academic partners as well as MaineHealth. MaineHealth provides a unique and collaborative research environment within an outstanding healthcare system serving the population of Maine and New Hampshire.

We expect the faculty scientist to conduct a variety of research activities, often heading projects independently, but may enlist the assistance of more experienced scientists as collaborators. This position will receive mentorship from one or more senior scientists in areas such as grant writing and applications, teaching, and navigating research administration and research compliance issues. This position will be responsible for the independent conception of research projects, obtaining external funding for these projects and the publication of results from these projects in a timely manner. These studies should be of sufficient importance and impact to advance the science and bring recognition to the investigator, resulting in increased or sustained funding. This individual will assist in the development of operational guidelines for the research.  As an independent position, the individual should exercise good judgment in decision making with regard to the management of personnel, budgets, and other matters that pertain to running a program or project as an independent investigator. With regard to problem-solving, the individual in this position should know the limitations of his or her problem solving skills both scientifically and administratively and should use good judgment to seek advice and input from reliable sources when the problem is beyond the scope of his or her expertise. The candidate should follow safety, human subjects and animal use guidelines and manage grant or projects including supervision of multiple staff, project reports, etc. The candidate is expected to monitor the project budget in consultation with senior leadership. Where inventions or other intellectual property are developed during the course of the research, the person will contribute to the process of working with the patents and licensing office to seek appropriate rights. Also the candidate should have the ability to supervise and to coordinate efforts of several staff for complex internal/external groups. Position availability is directly related to grant funding and institutional support.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  1. Demonstrated ability to read, write, and speak English effectively.
  2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  3. Outstanding interpersonal skills.
  4. Visual acuity, manual dexterity, math skills and a scientific acumen are required.
  5. Doctoral degree in relevant biomedical discipline.
  6. 3 years post-doctoral fellowship experience.
  7. First author publications in major peer-reviewed biomedical journals.
  8. Research presentations at national professional meetings.
  9. Demonstrated ability to design and conduct novel and potentially high impact biomedical experiments.
  10. Commitment to a career in research.

Lab Animal Tech II

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Position Summary

Under general supervision, participates in the day to day operation of the MMCRI Animal Facility. This position helps to ensure proper care and humane treatment of animals during their use in research. This is a swing position, with both cage maintenance and husbandry responsibilities, depending on the Animal Facility volume and needs.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  1. Education: Associate’s Degree in an Animal Science program preferred. High school diploma or GED preferred.
  2. License/Certifications: N/A
  3. Experience: N/A
  4. Ability to follow written and oral instructions and maintain accurate, legible records.
  5. Ability to use basic laboratory instruments and animal facility equipment.
  6. Interpersonal skills necessary to maintain effective communications.
  7. Ability to maintain attention to detail and accuracy despite frequent interruptions.
  8. Ability to be exposed to fur bearing animals without adverse effects.
  9. Ability to use computers and pertinent software.

Program Coordinator – Office of Research Ethics & Compliance

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Position Summary

Performs both administrative and professional duties supporting MaineHealth and/or Maine Medical Center Programs. Responsible for coordinating the day to day activities of the Program, working in close alliance with the Director and Managers to facilitate programs and maximize their outreach. Assures all program related activities are carried out successfully and in a timely manner. Acts as the liaison with all levels of staff participating in the MaineHealth/MMC program and may also be the liaison to the greater community.  May direct and supervise staff member(s) assigned to the program.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  1. Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in related field.
  2. License/Certifications: N/A
  3. Experience: See “Education.” Approximately one to two years related work experience.
  4. Knowledge of project management, and educational practices.
  5. Basic knowledge of healthcare systems, with previous experience in healthcare industry and customer service preferred.
  6. Strong verbal and written communication skills, including drafts of correspondence and other written materials.
  7. Strong software and computer skills, including Microsoft Office (including Power Point, Access, and Excel), database development and website development.
  8. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service and maintain relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  9. Ability to work both independently and to collaborate with teams of individuals in diverse settings.
  10. Analytical ability to gather and interpret data in situation where the problems are moderately complex.
  11. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail.

Project Manager – Clinical Trials Office

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Position Summary

The Research Project Manager has primary responsibility for facilitating the planning, implementation and post implementation phases of various strategic projects for Maine Medical Center Research Institute. The Research Project Manager will determine the appropriate qualitative and quantitative measures to evaluate progress and successful implementation These projects will contribute measurably to ongoing research, educational and outreach programs, including impacting administrative, financial, and research infrastructure. The Project Manager will also provide regular progress reporting to his/her supervisor and other groups as appropriate. Work requires initiative, independent judgment and discretion.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Master’s preferred. May accept a combination of management and technical experience which is usually acquired through the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree program.
  2. LicenseCertifications: N/A
  3. Experience: Three to five+ years’ project management experience that are multidisciplinary in nature with documented success. Experience in research is preferred.
  4. A high level of analytical and critical thinking skills are needed to interpret relevant data, identify issues and analyze administrative problems, make sound recommendations for solutions, and implement solutions.
  5. A high level of interpersonal skills is necessary to support dynamic work teams and communicate effectively with a wide variety of scientific colleagues and other stakeholders, management, and vendors.
  6. Excellent oral and written presentation skills; ability to write and present for a variety of audiences.
  7. Demonstrated highly developed organizational skills.
  8. Demonstrated negotiation skills.

Research Assistant III – Nadeau Lab

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Position Summary

The ideal candidate will have experience in mouse reproduction and genetics as well as with mouse breeding, genotyping, record keeping, and data analysis. This position will work closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Joseph Nadeau, to plan the work and analyze results. Specifically, this person will be responsible for setting-up the test and control crosses, conducting the embryo, ovary and sperm assays, including scoring embryo number, viability, sex and genotype; for counting corpora lutea and testing the fit between number of ovulated eggs and litter size; and for assessing sperm number, genotype, morphology, and swimming. As needed, Dr. Nadeau will provide (or arrange) additional training.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Demonstrated ability above that of a Research Assistant II.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and work effectively.
  • Visual acuity, manual dexterity, math skills and a scientific acumen are required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • 2 + years of relevant experience.

Research Coordinator II

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Position Summary

This is a clinical and technical position responsible for coordinating clinical research. Our research team is looking for a coordinator who will be fully engaged with our EFIC clinical trial that involves looking at two ways for treating patients with severe bleeding early in their care.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in a health science or related field required.
  2. License/Certifications: Certification by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals or Society of Clinical Research Associates preferred.
  3. Experience: 2 years of clinical experience in a healthcare setting required.
  4. Knowledge of basic statistical principles and methods.
  5. Ability to function independently and as part of a team.
  6. Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  7. Demonstrable computer competency in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Research Fellow – Nadeau Lab

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Summary

A postdoctoral position is available to study epigenetic inheritance of cancer risk in a mouse model of spontaneous testicular cancer. The ideal candidate will have experience and expertise in genetics, genomics, DNA sequence analysis, and biostatistics.

Position Summary

Conducts a variety of complex laboratory procedures and is able to conduct independent research in consultation with the principal investigator.  The research fellow has a sufficient level of experience, expertise and independence to conduct a defined research project, including project inception and design, implementation, and completion, with reporting of results in a peer reviewed forum consisting of oral and written presentation.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Education: A doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, MD, DO, DVM, PharmD)
    License/Certifications: N/A
  • Experience: N/A
  • Communication skills that are sufficiently developed that the individual at this level will be able to present research results at regional and national research conferences.
  • The research fellow will have demonstrated a level of independence to perform laboratory responsibilities.