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Job ID:31667
Location:450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215
Category:Clinical Research
Employment Type:Full time
Work Location:Full Remote: 4-5 days remote/wk


The Research Data Specialists will support the clinical research program, under the auspices of the Principal Investigator(s) and the Clinical Trials Office, in the areas of data collection, computing, and database organization. Duties may include but are not limited to; the examination, synthesis, and evaluation of medical records; the abstraction and recording of pertinent medical information; and the monitoring of patient status. The Research Data Specialist will be responsible for the collection, management, and quality assurance review of patient clinical data.

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 the study.
  • May assist or be responsible for consenting eligible patients in clinic.
  • Maintaining on-going communications with Information Services and physicians and staff for data collection needs.
  • Reviewing and abstracting the medical records for patients. Entering the clinical data into the Clinical Research Information Systems (CRIS).
  • Accessing patient demographic and clinical information from the clinical systems. Entering information into the database.
  • Reviewing data for quality and completeness using reporting software.
  • Collaborating with principal investigators, IS staff, and clinic staff in the continued development of the CRIS system.
  • Assist principal investigators and staff in the creation of data reports for quality assurance measures.
  • Coordinates the collection, processing, organization, and storage of biological specimens including maintenance of electronic specimen tracking systems (STIP) and laboratory binders.
  • May be responsible for IRB and regulatory submissions and maintenance of regulatory files.
  • Reviewing and abstracting the medical records for patients and the monitoring of patient status pre- and post- transplant.
  • Responsible for maintaining long-term outcomes data and locating past transplant patients who are long-term cancer survivors
  • Reviewing data for quality and completeness and assisting with QI/QA of the transplant data base.
  • Assist with preparation for accreditation of the DFCI Cellular Therapy program.
  • Collaborate with the Transplant program in the continued development of data capture forms.


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.
  • 0-1 year of related experience preferred. Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology orientated business environment preferred.
  • Computer skills, including proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products, required.
  • 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.

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:31667
Location:450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215
Category:Clinical Research
Employment Type:Full time
Work Location:Full Remote: 4-5 days remote/wk

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