Clinical Research Nursing Coordinator - Breast Oncology Center

  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Posted: May 22, 2019

Job Description

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

The Breast Oncology Center (BOC) is recruiting a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) to work within the clinical research program and support the research team in the overall conduct of clinical trials using Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and will report to the BOC Disease Program Manager. The CRC will be responsible for assisting the BOC Research Nurses with daily tasks that pertain to patient participation in clinical trials. This individual may also screen patients for protocol eligibility, obtain informed consent, and register study participants within the OnCore system or with the Office of Data Quality (ODQ). This is an excellent opportunty for candidates who are considering pursuing a degree in nursing.


Provide administrative support to Research Nurses in clinic setting. Responsible for basic clinical trial document preparation (informed consents, study drug diaries, surveys (electronic/paper), research specimen kits, etc.)
Administer clinical trial-related surveys and use validated tools to assess a trial participants functional and cognitive abilities as required by the study.
Responsible for collection and organization of source documents and filing and archiving of study records.
Liaise between Research Nurses and trial-specific CRCs both verbally and by assisting with regular transfer of trial-specific documentation.
Responsible for counting and recording daily investigational drug returns from participants.
Responsible for delivery and programming of sponsor EKG machines to clinic floor and obtaining investigator signature of EKGs.
May request medical record documentation as needed.
Answers phones/voicemails/pages and directs calls to appropriate parties.
Tracks and assists physicians with participant study visits on select clinical trials as needed.
May assist with scheduling of trial-related appointments and may contact participants by phone.


Bachelor's Degree required, with 0-1 years of related experience preferred. Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology orientated business environment preferred.
Excellent organization and communications skills required. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and externals contacts. Must be detail oriented and have the ability to follow-through. Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize workload. Must practice discretion and adhere to hospital confidentiality guidelines at all times. Must have computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office. Must be a team player.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

Employment Type

  • full time

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

44 Binney Street
Boston, MA 02115

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