• Research Assistant I

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 4 months ago(6/5/2019 5:57 PM)
    Job ID
    Research- Laboratory
    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 Division of Population Sciences is looking for a Research Assistant I to work on research projects being conducted as part of the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer at DFCI and the Adult Survivorship program. The Research Assistant will also assist with ongoing studies as needed. Most of the work will be done independently, with supervision, but s/he may work with other Research Assistants, Project Managers, researchers, and physicians to accomplish the aims of the project. 


    This position is currently funded for one year with the possibility of extension dependent upon receipt of additional funding.


    Under general supervision by the Principle Investigator, the Research Assistant I may be responsible for some or all of the following:

    • Assist team in the coordination of project-related activities at internal or external (on-site & off-site) study sites.
    • Coordinate, administer, and data enter study surveys as needed.
    • Contact, recruit, consent and enroll research participants.
    • Assist with coordination and preparation of project related meetings, including responsibility for meeting minutes.
    • Work closely with other study team members at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and other study sites
    • Maintain databases (with emphasis on data entry) and project documentation with accuracy.
    • Maintain the security and confidentiality of all study materials and data.
    • Conduct relevant literature searches and reviews as requested.
    • Assist with documentation for communication with institutional review board (IRB), as well as with IRB related document preparation and submission.
    • Other project-related or administrative responsibilities as requested by management.



    Bachelor’s degree in public health, natural or social science preferred.  


    The ideal candidate will have education, experience, and/or interest in:

    • Cancer/oncology
    • Survey research
    • Outcomes Research
    • Public Health
    • Medicine


    PATIENT CONTACT: Yes, adult patients

    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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