Communications Coordinator (part-time 24 hrs/wk) - Office for Human Research Studies

3 months ago
Job ID
Administration Support/Customer Service
part time


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 online communications team job family is responsible for the publication of finalized DF/HCC SRC and DFCI IRB Approved protocols documents to OncPro and communicating these approvals to Investigators and Study Teams.  These positions are located within the Office for Human Research Studies (OHRS) which is responsible for scientific and IRB review of all oncology research undertaken under the umbrella of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC).


  • Works with a variety of Systems to ensure timely communications with DF/HCC Human Subject Researchers.  Systems include but are not limited to Adobe Acrobat, OncPro, OnCore, Livelink, and MS Office. 
  • Accurately manages data input for all systems that support the operations of the OHRS and the work of the study teams.
  • Effectively communicates via in-person meetings and by email, within the OHRS department, committee members, investigators and other research personnel



  • Bachelors of Science or Bachelor of Arts preferred.
  • 0-2 years of experience in an office setting preferred.  Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology-oriented business environment is preferred. 
  • Must be able to learn, or have knowledge of language as it pertains to oncology research involving human subjects.
  • Should have strong problem solving, decision making, analytical skills, and have the ability to multi-task. These skills are necessary to identify problems and proposed solutions. After identifying problem areas, the staff member will need to have the ability to implement solutions.

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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