• Clinical Research Coordinator - Breast Oncology Program

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/30/2018 2:37 PM)
    Job ID
    Clinical Research
    full time
  • Overview

    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 CRC will work within the clinical research program for patients in the Breast Oncology Program at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber. The CRC will support the research team in the overall conduct of clinical trials using Good Clinical Practice under the auspices of the Principal Investigator, while also supporting specimen banking efforts within breast cancer program under the oversight of the Bank Director. 



    • Responsible for processing, tracking and storage of blood and tissue samples collected for clinical trials and banking studies. Manage the collection and distribution of blood and tissue specimens and derivatives according to approved protocols. Ensure all study related samples are collected, properly prepared and shipped according to the protocol requirements and IATA/DOT regulations.


    • Provide support in the coordination and management of weekly tissue collection schedule in collaboration with bank director, principal investigators, pathology department, and clinical research staff including study coordinators and data specialists.


    • Track progress of daily cases in operating rooms for tissue collection in coordination with operating room and pathology staff at BWH and BWF. Distribute fresh tissue to lab investigators for IRB-approved research and store frozen and FFPE tissue according to clinical trial procedures.


    • Maintain database used to catalogue and track specimen information. Responsible for data reporting, management and maintenance, and resolution of data queries related to tracking of study participants and specimens.


    • 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 interpersonal communications skills required.  Ability to effectively interact and collaborate with all levels of staff and external contacts.  Self-starter – flexible and open to working on a dynamic project with exceptional problem solving skills. 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.


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