Translational Research Coordinator

Job Details

Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Clinical Research

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite: 4-5 days onsite/week


The Translational Research Coordinator (TRC) will support the Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology Translational Research Program in the areas of patient consenting, sample processing, and data collection. The GI Oncology Translational Research Program supports various aspects of research for GI Cancers. This program is a bridge between clinical care and wet lab research and supports “bench to bedside” research. Projects that the program supports include the Hale Center for Pancreatic Research (, the OPTISMISTICC Research team through the Cancer Grand Challenges (, the Lustgarten Dedicated Research Lab (, and many more innovative research projects. Duties include the facilitating consent to various GI Oncology Biobanking research protocols, processing blood samples for storage in the GI Biobank, and clinical data abstraction/monitoring of patient statuses. The TRC will support research projects for initiation to publication in collaboration with Project Managers. 

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.


  • Evaluating and tracking the eligibility of all patients seen in the clinic for inclusion in various studies
  • Responsible for consenting eligible patients in clinic. 
  • Administration of patient questionnaires in clinic and electronically.
  • Reviewing and abstracting the medical records for patients. Entering the clinical data into the Clinical Research Information Systems (CRIS) and other REDCap databases.
  • Accessing patient demographic and clinical information from the clinical systems. Entering information into the database.
  • Assist principal investigators and staff in the creation of data reports for quality assurance measures and project specific needs.
  • Request tissue and medical records for various research needs.
  • Coordinates the collection, processing, organization, and storage of biological specimens including maintenance of electronic specimen tracking systems caTissue and laboratory binders.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology orientated business environment preferred.


  • Excellent organizational and communication skills required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and external contacts.
  • Must be detail oriented and have the ability to follow-through.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize workload.
  • Must practice discretion and adhere to institutional confidentiality guidelines at all times.
  • Must have computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office.

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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