Research Project Manager I - Breast Oncology EMBRACE Program

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450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215


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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 Research Project Manager (RPM) will work within the EMBRACE (Ending Metastatic Breast Cancer for Everyone) clinical and research program within Department of Breast Oncology. This position will be responsible for assigned day-to-day coordination and overall management of activities in the EMBRACE program and related studies. Responsibilities include coordinating EMBRACE program activities and related studies, providing training to research staff,  regulatory submissions, and participant accrual tracking and reporting. The RPM will be responsible to report on his or her defined deliverables, to identify variances in project plan and to develop contingency plans when necessary to keep project milestones on track. Specific tasks and responsibilities are varied and dependent upon project aims, scope and duration.

A Research Project Manager may also be assigned to oversee various operational and training aspects of the EPIC / OnCore application used by the DFCI Research Enterprise.  The RPM will work closely and collaboratively with a variety of faculty and staff at all levels throughout DFCI/BWH, and also will work in collaboration with the OnCore IS team and other key stakeholders.  The RPM will develop infrastructure, procedures, and tracking systems for project management services performed.  Project management responsibilities would include coordinating the on boarding of new research staff training, maintaining workflows, facilitating all questions related to OnCore and defining grant and research specific reporting for the DFCI. The RPM will be supervised and supported by the Associate Director of Cohort Studies to develop and implement strategies that will ensure compliance, consistency, and accountability in all assigned clinical research activities conducted within the system at DFCI. This individual is responsible for creating a proactive, knowledgeable and cohesive project management platform that will support the research community.


The Research Project Manager I will work independently under general supervision of a more senior manager within their disease group.  This position may be responsible for some or all of the following:

  1. Responsible for day-to-day oversight and management of assigned projects related to the EMBRACE program.
  2. Assists PI and Associate Director of Cohort Studies with protocol and consent form development for initial application and with subsequent amendment changes.
  3. Initiates, plans, facilitates and oversees the research project start-up, active and close out phases; for studies and activities within the EMBRACE program. 
  4. Responsible for development and maintenance of study-related databases with directives and prepare program/study-related reports as needed. 
  5. May be responsible for scheduling research team meetings and conference calls, facilitating mailings and other project-related administrative tasks.



  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of related experience preferred.
  • Experience in study and/or program management in clinical research setting preferred.
  • Must be able to perform day to day responsibilities independently with minimal supervision from manager.
  • Has a good understanding of the coordination of research studies and the oversight of study-specific databases to support a clinical care and research program. 

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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