• Human Research Coordinator I

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 2 months ago(10/9/2018 2:07 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 Human Research Coordinator I / Meeting Coordinator is key to the process for the review and approval of research studies involving human subjects.  The primary job role for this HRC I is to coordinate IRB and SRC meetings and ensure the conduct of the meetings complies with federal regulations and institutional requirements.The position is located within the Office for Human Research Studies (OHRS) which is responsible for scientific and IRB review of all oncology research undertaken under the umbrella of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.


    Extensive interaction with associates and support staff of assigned principals.  Extensive interaction with committee members, investigators and study staff.



    • Organizational and coordination skills needed to manage multiple meetings per week.
    • Must be able to regularly attend early morning meetings starting at 7 or 7:30am. 
    • Must be able to work well with senior Meeting Coordinator to ensure coverage for SRC / IRB meetings. 
    • Must be personable and professional working in a prominent, highly visible role supporting SRC and IRB meetings attended by HMS faculty. 
    • 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 OHRS, 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 are preferred.
    • 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



    • Bachelor's of Science or Bachelor's of Arts in a medical, scientific or business related major.

    • 1 year + of work experience. 

    • Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable business environment is preferred. 

    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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