Clinical Research Financial Analyst

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Job Description

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 Clinical Trial Financial Analyst will report to the Director of the Clinical Trial Business Office at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Clinical Trial Financial Analyst will assist the Business Director in all financial aspects of clinical trials at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Clinical Trial Financial Analyst will also work directly with multiple groups and individuals across the Institute to communicate clinical trial financial objectives and results. The ideal candidate has had exposure to clinical trials and/or experience at a medical center, pharmaceutical/biotechnology company, or Clinical Trial Organization (CRO).


Clinical Trial Study Budgets
Review and interpret clinical trial protocols with Investigator and study teams for cost analysis
Review protocol tests and procedures with Investigator and study team for billing compliance designations
Will perform analysis for industry, in-house, cooperative group and government funded trials
Understands and keeps current with FDA and Medicare guidelines for clinical trial billing
Submit and negotiate clinical trial budgets with pharmaceutical, biotech and other funding sources
Review Payment Terms in Clinical Trial Agreement
Performs necessary requirements per institutional SOPs for study activation
Collaborate with our partner institutions (MGH, BIDMC, BWH) on budget development

Financial Responsibilities and Oversight

Maintain a database of existing clinical trials with payment schedules, dollars received and dollars outstanding

Utilize clinical trial management system for patient accrual and protocol related activity
Utilize hospital revenue management system (EPIC) for clinical trial activity and patient billing accuracy
Prepare invoices as required by various clinical trial agreements and payment terms
Manage the collection of all outstanding receivables and follow up as necessary
Work with and assist Principal Investigators, administrators, and study teams with the allocation of personnel costs during the quarterly clinical trial offset process
Work closely with Research Accounting to maintain and enhance clinical trial accounting policies and procedures
Review and monitor appropriate expenses against budget
Process and pay invoices received from outside vendors, for services provided on clinical trials
Perform trial account audit and payment reconciliation for trial account closure
Serve as a resource to study teams, investigators, and institute departments in clinical trial financial matters
Help to manage clinical trial revenue and proper distribution across partner Institutions and outside sub-sites

Financial Reporting
Prepare a comprehensive quarterly clinical trial financial report
Present clinical trial financial report to disease center leaders and administrators
Review and develop various financial reporting metrics
Discuss trends with disease group leaders regarding clinical trial accrual, personnel expense, and cash receipts
Assist in all new clinical trial staffing decisions based upon financial analysis review


Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field.
0-3 years direct experience or equivalent work experience. Previous clinical research experience preferred.
Excellent communication skills and organizational abilities are essential.
Knowledge of computer applications (Excel, Word, Access) is essential.

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.

Employment Type

full time