• Clinical Research Coordinator - Center for Gastrointestinal Cancer Genetics and Prevention

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/7/2018 11:10 AM)
    Job ID
    Clinical Research
    full time
  • Overview

    Investigators in the Center for Gastrointestinal Cancer Genetics and Prevention at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School seek a full-time Research Coordinator to assist in clinical and non-clinical studies 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.


    • Bachelor’s 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)


    • 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


    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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