- Job ID:
- 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215
- Clinical Research
- Employment Type:
- Full time
- Work Location:
- PTL Remote: 2-3 days remote/wk
The Clinical Research Coordinator work within the clinical research program and support the research team in the overall conduct of clinical trials using Good Clinical Practice under the auspices of the Principal Investigator(s) and the DFCI Clinical Trials Office. The CRC will be responsible for the primary data collection and management of patient clinical information as it pertains to participation in clinical trials. Ensures timely collection of protocol related samples including shipment to outside entities as required. Maintains regulatory binders and ensures study compliance with all state, federal, and IRB requirements. May be responsible for IRB protocol submissions (amendments, continuing reviews, and minimal risk protocols). This individual may also screen patients for protocol eligibility, obtain informed consent, and register study participants to clinical trials. Some travel may be required.
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 Division of Population Sciences at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is seeking a compassionate, motivated, independent, and detail-oriented individual to serve as an integral member of the research team. The clinical research coordinator will work closely with clinical investigator whose current work focuses on improving quality-of-life for cancer patients through physical activity-based interventions and patient-centered skills training, as well as understanding and addressing health disparities in gynecologic oncology. He or she will also help conduct single-arm and randomized controlled trials that test interventions to improve cancer patients’ quality of life and health care outcomes, as well as observational studies.
A successful candidate will have a desire to work directly with patients and families in a cancer care setting and be passionate about supporting research studies that aim to improve patients’ and caregivers’ quality of life, treatment outcomes, physical health, and the adoption of evidence-based practices. He or she will be an independent problem-solver with excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. He or she will have a high level of professionalism, an exceptional attention to detail, and experience managing multiple projects and timelines simultaneously. This is a great opportunity for an individual who is interested in academic research, medicine, health care, or public health. A two-year commitment is preferred.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
- Serve as a study contact for a few longitudinal clinical research studies
- Prepare and or complete regulatory related reports and IRB submissions. Maintain and organize study regulatory binders, enter all required study data on an ongoing basis.
- Screen, recruit, and enroll eligible patients and track participation over time
- Conduct face-to-face interviews with patients and discuss topics that include prognostic understanding, treatment preferences, end-of-life care, clinical symptoms, and quality of life
- Work with study populations across a range of cancer stages, including survivors and patients receiving palliative treatment
- Willingness to learn a variety of new technologies, including REDCap, Excel, and e-health/mHealth databases
- Coordinate with oncology providers and research staff in the gynecologic oncology clinic to recruit and enroll patients
- Prepare reports that provide current snapshots of a study’s data, participation, and progress
- Attend weekly meetings and meet with the study team
- Review and abstract health information from patients’ electronic medical records
- Maintain study databases and ensure data is complete and accurate
- Perform data collection for the studies including surveys and/or objective measures (e.g. cardiovascular and strength measures such as six-minute walk test, etc)
- Perform preliminary quantitative and qualitative analyses of study data
- Support the development and submission of publications, presentations, reports, and other study-related documents
- Enter data and perform literature searches, administrative duties, and additional tasks as needed
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong. As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff. Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
- BA or BS degree required, with 0-2 years of related experience preferred
- Interest in academic research, psychology, or medicine
- Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology-oriented business environment is a plus.
- Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
- Capable of discussing personal topics with patients in a compassionate, sensitive manner
- Must be detail oriented, have the ability to follow-through, and have strong problem-solving skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint and willingness to learn other technologies as necessary (e.g. REDCap)
- Reliable, self-motivated, and able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
- Ability to work independently and on a team
- Post-undergraduate experience a plus
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.