Clinical Research Coordinator

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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 Gynecologic Oncology Research Team and the Division of Population Sciences at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are seeking to share a compassionate, motivated, independent, and detail-oriented individual to serve as an integral member of the research team. This position will begin in June 2024. The clinical research coordinator’s time will be split working closely with two clinical investigators on their respective studies. Dr. Stephanie Cham is a gynecologic oncology surgeon and cancer care delivery researcher who is developing an intervention to decrease frailty in women with ovarian cancer undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to surgery. Dr. Anny Fenton is a sociologist focused on caregivers and disparities who is designing an intervention to improve communication and social support for individuals caring for their parent with cancer.

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.

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.


  • 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 (including some travel to Dana Farber’s Londonderry, NH site)
  • 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 in-person
  • 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


  • 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
  • This is the perfect position for someone planning to apply to graduate school or medical school

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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