Human Research Coordinator II

Location US-MA-Boston
Job Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/5/2018 2:01 PM)
Job ID
2018-9633
Category
Clinical Research
Type
full time
Grade
20

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 Human Research Coordinator 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.

 

All positions in this family will report to a senior staff member of OHRS. Extensive interaction with associates and support staff of assigned principals.  Extensive interaction with committee members, investigators and study staff.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to learn or knowledge of federal, state, and local regulatory information regarding the protection of human subjects in biomedical and behavioral research
  • Ability to interpret, analyze and explain complex policies, procedures, regulations for human subjects research
  • Ability to learn or knowledge of scientific and medical concepts and terminology related to oncology research involving human subjects
  • Communications skills necessary to allow productive communication between OHRS, committee members, investigators and other research personnel
  • Ability to learn all procedures integral to scientific review and IRB review and to supervise and to be able to manage work under these procedures as necessary
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to take minutes of committee meetings
  • Problem solving, decision-making and analytical skills necessary to identify problems and proposed solutions and the ability to implement solutions
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and follow through on work assignments
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively
  • For advanced positions, ability to supervise, train, educate and guide OHRS staff on reviewing and revising consent forms and other documents integral to the conduct of research involving human subjects
  • Flexibility and motivation to work on special projects relating to the mission of OHRS for as much as 40% of the work week as directed by the Director of OHRS
  • Ability to learn federal, state, and local regulatory information regarding the protection of human subjects in biomedical and behavioral research
  • Communications skills necessary to allow productive communication between OHRS and investigators and other research personnel
  • Ability to learn procedures integral to scientific review and IRB review and to be able to manage work under these procedures as necessary
  • Problem solving, decision-making and analytical skills necessary to identify problems and proposed solutions and the ability to implement solutions

Human Research Coordinator II

Performs duties as above and has progressed to performing more advanced skillsets as directed. An HRC II has the ability to work independently and manage a larger portfolio of protocols.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Arts or Science required.
  • 1 year of experience working with an IRB or an advanced degree such as an MPH and one year of experience in an academic human subjects research setting.
  • Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology-oriented business is preferable.
  • Strong oral and writing skills required.

  

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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