Clinical Research Coordinator - Breast Oncology Cohort Studies Program

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Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Clinical Research

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite: 4-5 days onsite/week


The Clinical Research Coordinator will support the Breast Oncology Cohort Studies Program and its clinical and translational research in the areas of screening, recruitment, data collection, assurance of high-quality data, biospecimen collection and database organization. Duties include the examination, synthesis, and evaluation of medical records for screening and tracking of patients for banking and therapeutic studies and the collection of biospecimens, including archival tissue and serial blood samples with direction and guidance from the Senior Director and Associate Director of the overall Cohort Studies Program. This position may also screen patients for protocol eligibility, obtain informed consent, and register study participants to cohort and banking studies. 

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


  • Screen patients for protocol eligibility, obtain informed consent, and register study participants to cohort studies.
  • Interact with study participants as directed/required by the protocol and/or study team.
  • Review and abstract clinical information from medical records for patients into departmental databases upon study enrollment and follow-up.   
  • Verify data for quality and completeness for preparation for analyses.  
  • Collaborate with other RDS/CRC, project managers, principal investigators, analyst programmers and other investigators at the Broad Institute and other external collaborators in translational and other research studies. 
  • Assist principal investigators and study team in the creation of lists of patients and samples for study management and analyses that may include various data sources such as departmental databases (e.g. REDCap, Progeny), OnCore, and caTissue and interfaces with OncDRS. 
  • Assist principal investigators and study team in the collection of additional clinical data for specific research studies when needed. 
  • May assist study team with other research-related tasks such as: retrieval, labelling, and other preparation of the collation of biological specimens; regulatory needs such as User Committee proposals, IRB applications, amendments and continuing reviews.


  • Bachelor's Degree required with 0-1 years of related experience preferred.
  • Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology orientated business environment preferred.


  • Excellent organization and communications skills required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and externals contacts.
  • Must be detail oriented and have the ability to follow-through.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize workload.
  • Must practice discretion and adhere to hospital confidentiality guidelines at all times.
  • Must have computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office.

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.

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 characteristics protected by law.

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