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 Medical Oncology Division of Population Sciences wishes to hire a Research Project Manager I to help manage several Gynecologic Oncology health services projects within the Center for Outcomes and Policy Research. The RPM will be responsible for day-to-day coordination and overall management of activities for assigned research protocols including multi-center, PI-initiated cancer care delivery projects. This group is largely focused on research related to care delivery for patients with gynecologic cancers with a focus on the feasibility and scalability of mobile health interventions to improve patient-reported outcomes, symptom management, and healthcare delivery.
Activities include coordinating project startup and site startup activities, providing training to research staff, regulatory submissions, participant accrual tracking and reporting, conducting teleconferences, vendor management, coordinating communication with regulatory authorities, and interacting with grant management staff. The RPM will be responsible to report on their defined deliverables, to identify variances in project plans and to develop contingency plans when necessary to keep project milestones on track. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual who wishes to become a key member of a growing research enterprise.
The RPM will also be assigned to oversee various operational and training aspects of the PI's research enterprise. The RPM will work closely and collaboratively with a variety of faculty and staff at all levels throughout Dana-Farber, and also will work in with collaborators at other institutions (Health Care Policy and Havard School of Public Health), the Office for Human Research Studies (OHRS), and other key stakeholders. The RPM will develop infrastructure, procedures, and tracking systems for project management services performed. Project management responsibilities will include coordinating the on-boarding of new research staff training, maintaining workflows, and defining grant and research specific reporting for the DFCI. The RPM will be supervised and supported by the PI to develop and implement strategies that will ensure compliance, consistency, and accountability in all assigned research activities.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Day-to-day oversight and management of PI's research project portfolio, including federally funded research studies.
Assisting PI with initial IRB applications and subsequent amendments.
Scheduling and facilitating research team meetings and conference calls.
Supervision of assigned research assistants.
Assuring project teams meet deadlines and maintaining an ongoing working relationship with research team including external investigators.
Preparing status reports for key stakeholders. Depending on project needs, reports may include information about project timelines, status of deliverables, and/or resources requirements.
Oversee development and maintenance of research platforms.
Must also be willing to enroll and interact compassionately with patient participants. This will include coordinating with oncology providers and research staff in clinic to recruit and enroll patients.
Bachelors' degree required in public health, social sciences, statistics, or related field.
Master's degree (MPH or equivalent) strongly preferred.
1-3 years related experience working in a clinical, academic research, or similar setting.
Experience working with an IRB and/or creating regulatory submissions preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Strong attention to detail, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and to meet deadlines.
Strong ability to work independently and balance multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
Strong ability to both work as a member of and effectively and proactively lead teams.
Internal Number: 2020-20413
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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 under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.