Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Located in Boston, 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 Data Specialist will support the Thoracic Oncology clinical research program in the areas of data collection, computing, and database organization. Duties include the examination, synthesis, and evaluation of medical records; the abstraction and recording of pertinent medical information; and the monitoring of patient status. Also included are evaluating and tracking the eligibility of all patients seen in the clinic for inclusion in the study; may assist or be responsible for consenting eligible patients in clinic.The Clinical Data Specialist will be responsible for the collection, management, and quality assurance review of patient clinical data.
The specialist will maintain on-going communications with staff (internal and external) for data collection needs. Works as part of a research team to create and utilize a large database of clinical information and biological specimens. Understands basic principles of human research subject protection. May handle blood and tissue specimens including collection, processing, and the appropriate storage in accordance with protocol requirements and all safety regulations.
Bachelor's Degree required. Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology orientated business environment preferred. Must have computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office. Excellent organizational and communication skills required, as well as strong interpersonal skills and the 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 required. Must practice discretion and adhere to institutional confidentiality guidelines at all times.
M-F, 40 hours
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an Affirmation Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce.