Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
The Clinical Research Coordinator for Translational Research (Research Data Specialist) will support the center for Gastrointestinal Oncology’s Clinical research program in the areas of patient consent, specimen and data collection, computing, and database organization. Duties include the coordination of specimen collection, examination, synthesis, and evaluation of medical records: and the abstraction and recording of patient medical information; and the monitoring of patient status.
Performs basic technical procedures as directed. Collects medical data from paper and electronic sources. Maintains on-going communications with staff (internal and external) for data collection needs. Work as part of a research team to create and utilize a large database of clinic information and biological specimens. Understand basic principles of human research subject protection. Will handle blood and tissue specimens including collection, processing, and the appropriate storage in accordance with protocol requirements and all safety regulations.
The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills, the ability to work well with a research team, and the ability to effectively and sensitively communicate with patients with cancer while maintaining patient confidentiality. Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks at one time. Ability to set priorities, problem solve, possess a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
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.