• Human Research Coordinator

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    2018-12008
    Category
    Clinical Research
    Type
    full time
    Grade
    20
  • 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.

     

    Human Research Coordinators are key to the process for the review and approval of research studies involving human subjects. These positions are located within the Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) which is responsible for scientific and IRB review of all oncology research undertaken under the umbrella of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.

     

    All positions in this job family will report to a senior staff member of OPRS. Extensive interaction with associates and support staff of assigned principals.  Extensive interaction with committee members, investigators and study staff.

    Responsibilities

    • Ability to learn or knowledge of federal, state, and local regulatory information regarding the protection of human subjects in biomedical and behavioral research
    • Ability to interpret, analyze and explain complex policies, procedures, regulations for human subjects research
    • Ability to learn or knowledge of scientific and medical concepts and terminology related to oncology research involving human subjects
    • Communications skills necessary to allow productive communication between OPRS, committee members, investigators and other research personnel
    • Ability to learn all procedures integral to scientific review and IRB review and to supervise and to be able to manage work under these procedures as necessary
    • Excellent writing skills and the ability to take minutes of committee meetings
    • Problem solving, decision-making and analytical skills necessary to identify problems and proposed solutions and the ability to implement solutions
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and follow through on work assignments
    • Ability to work independently and cooperatively
    • For advanced positions, ability to supervise, train, educate and guide OPRS staff on reviewing and revising consent forms and other documents integral to the conduct of research involving human subjects
    • Flexibility and motivation to work on special projects relating to the mission of OPRS for as much as 40% of the work week as directed by the Director or Deputy Director of OPRS
    • Ability to learn procedures integral to scientific review and IRB review and to be able to manage work under these procedures as necessary
    • Problem solving, decision-making and analytical skills necessary to identify problems and proposed solutions and the ability to implement solutions

    Qualifications

    • Bachelors of Arts or Science required.

    • 1 year of experience working with scientific review or an IRB or an advanced degree such as an MPH.

    • Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology-oriented business is preferable.

    • Strong oral and writing skills required.

     

    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.

    Options

    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed

    Connect With Us!

    Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.