Administrative Support Specialist II - Biostatistics and Computational Biology

4 weeks ago
Job ID
Administration Support/Customer Service
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.


The cBio Center in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology (BCB) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) seeks a full-time Administrative Support Specialist to join their team.  This person will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Center’s Director, faculty members, and staff.  This person will also be a member of BCB's Business Office. 


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Day-to-day administrative support for the cBio Center, including scheduling for the Center Director
  • Coordinate meetings and center events
  • Work with Human Resources to recruit and onboard personnel
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and visas
  • Reconcile corporate cards and prepare expense reports
  • Weekly timekeeping
  • Purchase orders and requisitioning
  • Liaise with the Human Resources and Grant Management offices at Harvard Medical School, where the Center Director has an appointment 


Job qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience required. The successful candidate is self-motivated and detail-oriented, thrives in a start-up, deadline-driven environment, can juggle multiple priorities, and enjoys problem-solving. Must be effective in an academic research environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat, file sharing software, calendaring and event planning.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent ability to work independently and balance multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong ability to work as part of a team.
  • Must be able to function effectively in ambiguous conditions, recognize trends, and identify systemic approaches to solving problems in a fast-moving, constantly changing environment.
  • Must have the highest level of professionalism and discretion.

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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