Research Project Manager - Clinical Trials Office

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450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Clinical Research

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
PTL Remote: 2-3 days remote/wk


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.


This position within the Division of Cancer Genetics and Prevention in collaboration with faculty investigators and the research team will be responsible for day-to-day coordination and overall management of assigned protocols related to expanding the reach of genetic education and testing and overseeing national/and or institutional projects related to cancer prevention, early identification of individuals at high risk for cancer, and biorepository collections. This position is also responsible for data collection and management, and overall project management of national and/or institutional multi-disease genetics databases. This position requires familiarity and experience managing multiple projects, will require the individual to work on an increasingly independent basis with minimal supervision.

  1. Responsible for day-to-day oversight and management of assigned projects
  2. Assists investigators with protocol and consent form development. Responsible for regulatory submissions including initial IRB applications and amendments and maintaining regulatory binders
  3. Responsible for case report form design with investigator directives. Maintains study-related databases and prepares protocol-related reports as needed
  4. Collaborates with disease-specific faculty investigators and other team members on data transfers, data cleaning, creating large datasets and other data management issues for cancer prevention research
  5. Scheduling and facilitating research team meetings and conference calls, creating meeting agenda and taking notes, facilitating mailings, maintaining project timelines, and other project-related administrative tasks
  6. Determines patient eligibility, including data extraction from electronic medical records and may be responsible for recruitment, consenting and enrollment of study participants
  7. Designs processes for maintaining timely, complete, and high-quality data collection
  8. Assist senior manager(s) in the development of a project plan that serves as a guiding document that provides overall direction, expectation of deliverables and stated milestones for the participating sites to ensure the success of the project  
  9. Responsible for assuring that the project team meets all deadlines and is also to maintain an ongoing working relationship with Research team and Principal Investigators
  10. May be responsible for specimen management, depending on assigned project


  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to clinical research
  • 3-5 years experience with project management and experience working on clinical research
  • Experience in an academic institution and proven history of success in clinical research is preferred
  • Must have knowledge of regulatory affairs, research ethics and the responsible conduct of research


  • Strong attention to detail, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent ability to work independently and balance multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work as a member of a team

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: No supervisory responsibility

PATIENT CONTACT: May have contact with patients of all ages and populations.

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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