Clinical Research Coordinator - Pediatric Oncology/Solid Tumor Program

Job Details

Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Clinical Research

Employment Type:
Full time

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


The Pediatric Solid Tumor Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is seeking to hire a motivated Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) to work within the Clinical Translational Research Program (CTIP) on trials specific to the Solid Tumor Clinical research portfolio. The pediatric Solid Tumor Program is one of the largest in the world and treats children with a range of solid tumor diagnoses providing novel and cutting edge therapies for these rare diseases.

This candidate hired will work within the Clinical Translational Research Program (CTIP) 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 collection and management of data for patients enrolled in clinical trials; timely collection of trial-designated patient samples including shipment to outside entities as required; and maintenance of regulatory binders and compliance with all state, federal, and IRB requirements.  CRCs may be responsible for IRB protocol submissions (amendments, continuing reviews, and minimal risk protocols) and will help to screen patients for protocol eligibility and register study participants to clinical trials.

Only applicants living within New England (ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, RI) at the time of employment will be considered. Candidates must have the ability to work from our Boston, MA office for onsite days.  

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.


  • Coordinate data reporting and management, collection of source documents, use and development of case report forms, adverse events reporting, filing and archiving of study records, and resolution of data queries.
  • Assist with the preparation and/or completion of regulatory-related reports and IRB submissions. Maintain and organize study regulatory binders, enter all required study data on an ongoing basis.
  • Ensure all study related samples are collected, properly prepared and shipped according to the protocol requirements and IATA/DOT regulations.
  • Organize and prepare for both internal and external auditing and study monitoring visits.
  • Coordinate and manage clinical trials, including communication with Sponsors and regulatory authorities.
  • Close-out of clinical trials, including contribution to research articles, audit preparation, and communication with regulatory agencies and other disciplines involved.
  • Interact with study participants as directed/required by the protocol and/or study team.
  • Coordinate tissue sample work.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, with 0-1 years of related experience preferred. 
  • Requires close to moderate supervision. 
  • 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. 

PATIENT CONTACT: Yes, pediatric patients and their families 

May have contact with Pediatric patients of all ages and populations.  May distribute protocol schedules, quality of life surveys or other study-related questionnaires, subject diaries, and/or conduct follow-up communication with patients.


WORKING CONDITIONS: (include physical efforts when necessary)

Must be able to lift and carry boxes, otherwise normal office environment.

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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