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Clinical Research Coordinator - Center for Prevention of Progression of Blood Cancers

Job Description

Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Clinical Research

Employment Type:
Full time

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


The Center for Prevention of Progression (CPOP) of Blood Cancers seeks a clinical research coordinator to assist in the day-to-day management of non-interventional trials. This position works under the supervision of a Lab Manager and Data Manager within the clinical research program. They will support the research team in the overall conduct of clinical trials using Good Clinical Practice under the auspices of the Principal Investigator(s) and the DFCI Clinical Trials Office. 

This individual will have dedicated focus on the inventory, cataloguing, and organization of tissue samples and their associated data particularly for our biobanking studies, such as PCROWD, PROMISE, and PANGEA. They will help develop and refine a sample inventory system and ensure that the system is followed and maintained on an ongoing basis. They will be responsible for the day-to-day management of data related to tissue samples banked for our non-interventional trials, including all related data entry, data quality assurance, and data reporting tasks. The CRC will serve as a liaison between the laboratory team and non-interventional research team. They will respond to researchers’ data and tissue sample requests, including preparing database queries and data reports. The CRC will coordinate requests for tissue samples and associated data from both internal and external collaborators, ensuring that all IRB requirements and requirements outlined in Materials Transfer Agreements or Data Use Agreements are followed. The CRC will play an integral role in ensuring data accuracy and integrity across all Ghobrial Lab studies and databases. They must show strong attention to detail and commitment to maintaining data integrity and confidentiality at all times.

The CRC will maintain timely communication with participants, collaborating clinicians, and the Ghobrial Lab non-interventional team and laboratory team. They will maintain study documentation and ensure study compliance with all state, federal, and IRB requirements. May be responsible for IRB protocol submissions (amendments, continuing reviews, and minimal risk protocols), Materials Transfer Agreements, or Data Use Agreements.  This individual may also screen patients for protocol eligibility, obtain informed consent, and register study participants to clinical trials. Some travel may be required for study recruitment events.

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.


  1. Primary contact for the non-interventional study team which includes management of cohort sample acquisition and collection, management of tissue sample data, and liaising between the laboratory team and the non-interventional research team.
  2. Will be responsible for tissue sample work, including maintaining a sample inventory system and managing all related data.
  3. Prepares and/or completes regulatory related reports and IRB submissions, collection of source documents, use and development of case report forms, adverse events reporting, filing and archiving of study records, and resolution of data queries.
  4. Responsible for data reporting and management for our CPOP non-interventional protocols. Maintains and organizes study databases and enters all required study data on an ongoing basis. Queries the database and prepares data reports to respond to researchers’ data requests.
  5. Ensures all study related samples are collected, properly prepared and shipped according to the protocol requirements and IATA/DOT regulations.
  6. Coordination and management of the non-interventional studies, including communication with collaborators and regulatory authorities.
  7. Interacts with study participants as directed/required by the protocol and/or study team.



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.

Bachelor’s Degree required, with 0-1 years of related experience preferred.  Requires close to moderate supervision.  Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology orientated business environment preferred.

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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