• Clinical Research Coordinator II - Cancer Genetics & Prevention

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 7 days ago(11/6/2018 4:01 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.

    Investigators in the Center for Gastrointestinal Cancer Genetics and Prevention at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School seek a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator to assist in clinical and non-clinical studies related to cancer prevention, early identification of individuals at high risk of cancer, and biorepository collections. The position’s primary project will be a Stand Up To Cancer-funded study on genetic testing for inherited pancreatic cancer.


    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.



    • 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.
    • Implement social media communication strategy for recruitment of participants into hereditary cancer research studies


    • Bachelor’s degree required, with a focus in public health, social science, or natural science preferred
    • 1-3 years of experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology orientated business environment 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)
    • Proven professional experience in social media marketing or demonstrable social networking experience preferred
    • 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
    • Demonstrated ability to execute professional/business communication via social media through platforms including Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram


    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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