• Research Project Manager I - Population Sciences

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/26/2019 5:31 PM)
    Job ID
    Hidden (24997)
    full time
  • Overview

    The Medical Oncology Division of Population Sciences wishes to hire a Research Project Manager I to help manage several oncology-related health services projects. The RPM will be responsible for day-to-day coordination and overall management of activities for assigned health outcome research protocols including multi-center, PI-initiated cancer care delivery projects. This group is largely focused on research related to care delivery for patients with blood cancers.


    Activities include coordinating project startup and site startup activities, providing training to research staff, regulatory submissions, participant accrual tracking and reporting, conducting teleconferences, vendor management, coordinating communication with regulatory authorities, and interacting with grant management staff. The RPM will be responsible to report on his or her defined deliverables, to identify variances in project plans and to develop contingency plans when necessary to keep project milestones on track. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual who wishes to become a key member of a growing research enterprise.


    The RPM will also be assigned to oversee various operational and training aspects of the PI’s research enterprise. The RPM will work closely and collaboratively with a variety of faculty and staff at all levels throughout Dana-Farber, and also will work in collaboration with the OnCore data informatics team, the Office for Human Research Studies (OHRS), and other key stakeholders. The RPM will develop infrastructure, procedures, and tracking systems for project management services performed. Project management responsibilities will include coordinating the on-boarding of new research staff training, maintaining workflows, and defining grant and research specific reporting for the DFCI. The RPM will be supervised and supported by the PI to develop and implement strategies that will ensure compliance, consistency, and accountability in all assigned research activities.



    The Research Project Manager I will work independently under general supervision of a more senior manager within their disease group or Clinical Trials Office.   This position may be responsible for some or all of the following:

    • Day-to-day oversight and management of PI’s research project portfolio.
    • Assisting PI with initial IRB applications and subsequent amendments.
    • Scheduling and facilitating research team meetings and conference calls.
    • Help in supervision of assigned research assistants.
    • Assuring project teams meet deadlines and maintaining an ongoing working relationship with research team including external investigators.  
    • Preparing status reports for key stakeholders. Depending on project needs, reports may include information about project timelines, status of deliverables, and/or resources requirements



    • Bachelors’ degree required, preferrably in public health, social sciences, statistics, or another related field.
    • Master’s degree (MPH or equivalent) strongly preferred.
    • 1-3 years related experience working in a clinical, academic research, or similar setting.
    • Essential attention to detail, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
    • Capability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and to meet deadlines.
    • Excellent ability to work independently and balance multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
    • Strong ability to both work as a member of and effectively and proactively lead teams.

    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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