Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Clinical Research Coordinator - Pathology/Biobanking in Boston, Massachusetts

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 Pathology Clinical Research Coordinator will be within the Department of Oncologic Pathology (Dr. Keith Ligon’s Lab), and the Center for Neuro-oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The candidate will be required to facilitate tissue and data management for the DF/HCC hospitals and clinical trials, including trials of novel immunotherapy treatment for brain tumors. The position will provide applicants with outstanding opportunities for interaction with patients, physicians, clinical research staff, and biomarker research in a dynamic and exciting environment.

The main goals of this position are to increase the number of patients consented to tissue banking, facilitate the banking and scientific analysis of specimens from brain tumor patients, and help ensure the completion of all pathology review required as part of clinical trials.

We are looking for a candidate who can start ideally no later than April 2019.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Consenting patients prior to surgery for tissue banking.

  • Providing the tissue bank proper notification and documentation of consent.

  • Managing regulatory components of the neurologic banking protocols currently open at these hospitals.

This person will also be responsible for coordinating all required pathology specimen collection and reviews done at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as part of a patient’s participation in Neuro-oncology clinical trials. Other responsibilities include clinical database construction (REDCap) and management, and general assistance to pathologists and oncologists within the department.

  • Bachelors Degree is required.

  • Experience in clinical research or patient oriented research is preferred.

  • Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology orientated business environment preferred.

  • Laboratory “wet” bench work, or work with patient samples, as well as experience with clinical data systems would also be preferred but not required.

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.

Job ID: 2019-13729

Grade: 18

External Company URL: www.dana-farber.org