• Research Data Specialist - Genitourinary Oncology

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 3 months ago(7/18/2019 2:48 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 Research Data Specialist will support the clinical research program in the areas of data collection, computing, and database organization. Duties include the examination, synthesis, and evaluation of medical records; the abstraction and recording of pertinent medical information; and the monitoring of patient status. The Clinical Data Specialist will be responsible for the collection, management, and quality assurance review of patient clinical data.


    This position will specifically be working in the Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology. The Research Data Specialist will primarily be responsible for assisting research coordinators with data entry and query resolution for all types of clinical trials within the GU disease group (including prostate, renal, bladder, testicular, and other rare GU cancers). Responsibilities may also include:

    • Evaluating and tracking the eligibility of patients seen in the clinic for inclusion in active clinical trials.
    • May assist or be responsible for consenting eligible patients in clinic. 
    • Maintaining and organizing on-going communications with the study team (physicians, nurses, and other coordinators) for data collection needs.
    • Reviewing and abstracting data from the medical records for patients. 
    • Accessing patient demographic and clinical information from the clinical systems. Entering information into the database.
    • Reviewing data for quality and completeness using reporting software (multiple types of databases used for different clinical trials).
    • Assisting principal investigators and staff in the creation of data reports for quality assurance measures.
    • Assisting in audit preparation for internal and external audits.
    • Coordinating the collection, processing, organization, and storage of biological specimens. May also help with shipping samples to outside labs.
    • Communicating with external study sponsors to coordinate visits to monitor data.
    • May be responsible for IRB and regulatory submissions and maintenance of regulatory files.
    • May assist in communicating with external institutions about sending medical records or tissue for clinical trial purposes.


    • Bachelor's Degree required.
    • 0-1 year of related experience preferred. Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology orientated business environment preferred.
    • Computer skills, including proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products, required.
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills required.
    • Strong interpersonal skills - ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and external contacts.
    • Must be detail oriented and have the ability to follow-through.
    • Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize workload.
    • Must practice discretion and adhere to institutional confidentiality guidelines at all times.

    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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