Clinical Research Financial Analyst

Job Details

Job ID:

10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445

Clinical Research

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Hybrid: 2-3 days onsite/week


The Clinical Research Financial Analyst (CRFAII) will be the primary point of contact between Dana-Farber Cancer Institute study teams and clinical research sponsors.  The CRFA will perform clinical trial budgeting, extramural negotiation, study build, and amendment review and processing.

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.


  • Review and interpret Medicare Coverage Analyses and corresponding protocols for budget build and negotiation.
  • Lead study budget meetings with key stakeholders of the study team
  • Negotiate and execute clinical trials budgeting on behalf of DFCI and study teams.
  • Build study-specific financial tracking in the clinical trials management system (CTMS).
  • Analyze, interpret, and renegotiate when applicable protocol amendments for budgetary impact.
  • Partner with key stakeholders across clinical research finance (Accounts Receivable) to enhance revenue collection.
  • Work directly with multiple groups and individuals across the Institute to communicate financial objectives and results.


Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field required.

Minimum Experience:

  • 2 years of financial management experience required.
  • Previous clinical research experience preferred.


  • Knowledge of the clinical trials lifecycle required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem- solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and organizational abilities are essential.
  • Knowledge of computer applicati ons (Excel, Word, Access) is essential.
  • Ability to navigate various finance software in order to write and put together reports and spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge of and experience in financial system applications and software.
  • Ability to work effectively and independently managing tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities with the ability to manipulate and understand complex information.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills with proven ability to meet deadlines.

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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