Director Research Pharmacy

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450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215


Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite:Up to 1 day remote/wk


The Director of Research Pharmacy is responsible for the oversight of the operations, clinical and regulatory areas of the research pharmacy.  This includes clinical trial activity at the Longwood, satellite and network locations.   The Director sets goals and provides strategic direction for the research pharmacy. The Director also works closely with pharmacy leadership to ensure research pharmacy efforts are coordinated across the various areas of the pharmacy department.  The Director is responsible for formulating and implementing strategies to achieve departmental and Institute wide targets both in the short term and long term.

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.


  • Directs the day-to-day research pharmacy clinical, regulatory and operational aspects on the main campus and satellite locations to ensure investigational medications are stored, prepared, and dispensed in accordance with all laws, regulations, and Institute standards.
  • Provides management, supervision and leadership to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute research pharmacy staff.
  • Provides guidance and support to Dana-Farber Community Cancer Network sites and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute network affiliations.
  • Work collaboratively with clinical trials nursing, medicine, and operations leadership to set direction and manage operations of the department and Institute. Serves as liaison between research pharmacy and principal investigators, research nurses, providers and other clinical trials staff.
  • Develops, implements, and ensures compliance with departmental and organizational policies and procedures. Also ensures compliance with all Institute standards, state/federal regulatory agencies and accreditation bodies related to research pharmacy and investigational medication management.
  • Collaborates with professional staff to develop and coordinate research pharmacy quality improvement efforts.
  • Participate in and lead many departmental and interdepartmental committees
  • Coordinate Research Pharmacy activities with BWH and BCH
  • Directs the DFHCC Research Pharmacy Core activities
  • Works with primary investigators who are writing new clinical trials which may have new levels of complexity or new uses of technology which have previously not been done at DFCI
  • Provides oversight and prepares any corrective action plans relating to research pharmacy protocol violations/deviations that may occur which may be required by study sponsors and/or the DF/HCC IRB


A Bachelor’s Degree or Doctor of Pharmacy from an accredited college of Pharmacy is required along with 10+ years of hospital pharmacy experience, 6 years of pharmacy management with investigational drug experience.  Must be licensed to practice pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Certification, an advanced degree or advanced training in specialty area is required.

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 groups as protected by law.

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