Clinical Research Coordinator - Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention

  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Posted: Sep 13, 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.

Investigators in the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute seek a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator to assist in clinical a study involving cancer genetics and prevention.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an individual who is motivated to work in an innovative academic center on cutting edge genetics research and is interested in working directly with patients.


Oversight of the research study start-up process from receipt of protocols through the Scientific Review Committee and IRB submissions, and site activation activities.
Responsible for participant recruitment, data reporting and management, collection of source documents, use and development of case report forms, adverse events reporting, filing and archiving of study records, and resolution of data queries.
Interact with study participants as directed/required by the protocol and/or study team.
Prepare and or complete regulatory related reports and IRB submissions. Maintain and organize study regulatory binders, enter all required study data on an ongoing basis.
Ensure all study related samples are collected, properly prepared and shipped according to the protocol requirements and IATA/DOT regulations.
Responsible for organizing and preparing for both internal and external auditing and study monitoring visits.
Coordination and management of studies, including communication with Sponsors and regulatory authorities.
Close-out of studies, including contributing to research articles, audit preparation, and communication with regulatory agencies and other disciplines involved.
May be responsible for tissue sample work.

Interest in Cancer Genetics
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and relate effectively with diverse groups of patients, medical personnel, and research staff via in-person, phone, and e-mail contact
Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office products
Dependable, motivated, and willing to learn new processes and procedures as needed
Detail oriented with excellent organizational, communication, problem-solving, and time management skills
Ability to approach projects in a responsible, thoughtful, and thorough manner


Bachelors degree required, with a focus in public health, social science, or natural science preferred
1-2 years of research experience strongly preferred
Familiarity with ICH GCP guidelines and FDA CFRs preferred
Able to work both independently and as part of a team
Comfortable with patient and clinical staff interaction, attending patient endoscopy procedures and handling research specimens (e.g. saliva, blood, tissue and/or urine)

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

Opened: 1947



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