Clinical Research Coordinator

  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Posted: Nov 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.

The Clinical Research Coordinator will work within the multiple myeloma department on Dr. Irene Ghobrial s clinical research team and supports the research team using Good Clinical Practice under the auspices of the Principal Investigator and the DFCI Clinical Trials Office. The CRC should have impeccable attention to detail and will be primarily responsible for the clinical annotation of large databases of patient histories and samples. Ensures timely collection of protocol related samples including shipment to outside entities as required. Maintains regulatory binders and ensures study compliance with all state, federal, and IRB requirements. May be responsible for IRB protocol submissions (amendments, continuing reviews, and minimal risk protocols). This individual should be comfortable serving as an advocate for team members and patients and is expected to communicate with a variety of team members on a daily basis.


Dutiful and daily management of patient data with tasks that include laboratory test entry, database annotation and development, communication with national laboratories and hospitals for collection of source documents, filing and archiving of study records, and resolution of data queries.
Responsible for placing research orders for patient clinic visits and following up on sample collection at those visits including communicating with various associated laboratory personnel and ordering physicians and moving samples between the clinic and these laboratories.
The primary contact for the building and delivery of study-related test kits according to the protocol requirements and IATA/DOT regulations.
Interacts with study participants as directed/required by the protocol and/or study team.
Attends and actively participates in clinical meetings to ensure coordinated patient care.


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.

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

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Boston, MA 02115

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