• Clinical Research Financial Analyst

    Location US-MA-Brookline
    Job Posted Date 5 months ago(5/30/2019 11:30 AM)
    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 Sr. Clinical Research Financial Analyst will report to the Director of the Clinical Trial Business Office at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Sr. Clinical Research Financial Analyst will assist the Business Director in all financial aspects of clinical research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Sr. Clinical Research Financial Analyst will also work directly with multiple groups and individuals across the Institute to communicate financial objectives and results.


    Clinical Research Study Budgets

    • Review and interpret clinical trial protocols/studies for budgeting/billing compliance purposes
    • Work with individual disease centers to create study specific budgets for all new clinical trials
    • Accurately cost industry, in-house, and government sponsored trials
    • Understands and keeps a current understanding of FDA and Medicare guidelines for clinical trial billing
    • Submit and negotiate clinical trial budgets with pharmaceutical sponsors
    • Work with DF/HCC member institutions on all study budgets 
    • Work directly with Grant Management specialists on NIH sponsored clinical research grants

    Clinical Trial Billing and Compliance Program

    • Work with Patient Accounting, Access Management, and the Clinical Research Billing Coordinator to help oversee the clinical trial billing program 
    • Work with study team members to effectively communicate non-standard care services for each trial for the billing program (creation of billing grid templates)
    • Work with Patient Accounting and study teams to review and monitor appropriate patient care charge allocations consistent with the billing grid templates
    • Work with BWH on the Intra-Institutional F# billing process for clinical trials

    Financial Responsibilities and Oversight

    • Prepare a comprehensive quarterly clinical trial financial report and present the report to disease center leaders and administrators
    • Review and develop new financial reporting metrics
    • Assist in all new clinical research staffing decisions based upon financial analysis review
    • Maintain a database of existing clinical trials with payment schedules, dollars received and dollars outstanding
    • Prepare invoices as required by various study sponsors and manage collection of all outstanding receivables including milestone grid management
    • Work with and assist Principal Investigators, administrators, and study teams with the allocation of personnel costs during the quarterly clinical trial offset process
    • Work closely with Research Accounting to maintain and enhance clinical trial accounting policies and procedures
    • Work with Research Accounting and study teams to review and monitor appropriate expenses against budget
    • Serve as a resource to study teams, investigators, and institute departments in clinical research financial matters



    • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field.
    • 3-5 years direct experience or equivalent work experience. Previous clinical research experience preferred. Previous experience at a pharmaceutical/biotechnology company or CRO (clinical research organization) is desired. Previous supervisory experience is also desired. 
    • Excellent communication skills and organizational abilities are essential. Knowledge of computer applications (Excel, Word, Access) is essential. Responsiveness and reliability 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.


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