Clinical Research Coordinator - Pediatric Solid Tumor Biology

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 Biology and 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. The Clinical Research Coordinator will work within the Solid Tumor Biology group and will support the research team in the overall conduct of specimen-based clinical research studies using Good Clinical Practice under the auspices of the Principal Investigator(s) and DFCI Pediatric oncology clinical trial leadership. The CRC will be responsible for the primary data collection and management of patient clinical information as it pertains to participation in biology trials and ensure timely collection of protocol-related samples including shipment to outside entities as required. The CRC may obtain informed consent on non-treatment trials, and will also register study participants. Other responsibilities may include IRB protocol submissions (amendments, continuing reviews, secondary-use protocol, and minimal risk protocols). The opportunity to work 1:1 with patients and their families is an added bonus for this role. It is anticipated that this job opportunity will lead to educational opportunities as well as the prospect for advancement within the division and the Institute.

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.


  • Responsible for 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 in 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.
  • Responsible for organizing and preparing for both internal and external auditing and study monitoring visits.
  • Coordination and management of specimen-based clinical research studies, including communication with Sponsors, external sites, labs, and regulatory authorities.
  • Close-out of specimen-based clinical research studies, including contributing 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.
  • May be responsible for tissue sample work.


  • 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.

PATIENT CONTACT: Yes, pediatric population


May have contact with Adult and 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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