Communications Coordinator (32 hrs/wk)

1 month ago
Job ID
Clinical Research
full 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.

This job family is key to the process for the review and approval of research studies involving human subjects. 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.


  • Accurately manages data input for the OncPro system and other communications systems that support the operations of the OHRS and the work of the study teams.
  • Manages the OHRS databases and various OHRS documents
  • Communicates via in-person meetings and by email, within the OHRS department, committee members, investigators and other research personnel
  • Familiar with all procedures integral to scientific review and IRB review and to be able to manage work under these procedures as necessary
  • Flexibility and motivation to work on special projects relating to the mission of OHRS as directed by the Director or Associate Directors of OHRS


  • Bachelors Degree required.
  • 0-2 years of experience preferred.  Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology-oriented business environment is helpful.
  • Strong verbal and writing skills required, especially as it relates to scientific and/or medical concepts and terminology.
  • 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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