Translational Research Project Manager II - Breast Oncology Center
Company: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Posted on: August 21, 2019
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 Translational Research Project Manager (TRPM) is responsible
for the assigned day-to-day coordination and overall management of
assigned translational projects associated with Breast Oncology
Investigator-Initiated investigational drug clinical trials and
related secondary use protocols. The TRPM will be responsible for
working with the Principal Investigator (PI) and disease program
manager to establish systems to track, organize, and ship
biospecimens such as blood (or byproducts of), tissue (fresh,
frozen, archival), stool samples, or other fluids to internal or
external laboratories being used for analysis of these specimens.
Biospecimens will be shipped according to IATA/DOT regulations.
The TRPM will be responsible for ensuring that all legal agreements
(MTA, LSA, DUA, CTA) are in place prior to transfer of any
specimens or clinical data to parties external to Dana-Farber. The
TRPM will be responsible to report on his or her defined
deliverables, identify any issues in project plan and to develop
contingency plans when necessary to keep projects on track.
The TRPM will work together with assigned Research Data Specialist
(RDS) and other staff as needed to carry out the functions of their
job. Specific tasks and responsibilities are varied and dependent
upon project aims, scope and duration.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Translational Research Project Manager will work independently
under general supervision of a more senior manager within the
Breast Oncology Center. This position may be responsible for some
or all the following:
* Responsible for day-to-day oversight and management of assigned
* Responsible for ensuring all regulatory paperwork and legal
and/or data agreements are in place prior to transfer or
* Initiates, plans, facilitates and oversees translational research
projects from start-up through initiation and closeout for all
assigned PI-Initiated and Multicenter trials.
* Liaise with internal and external departments, laboratories, and
companies to coordinate biospecimen and data shipments within
project scope and timelines.
* Responsible for Case Report Form design with PI directives, as
needed. Maintain study-related databases, trackers, and prepare
protocol-related reports as needed.
* May be responsible for scheduling research team meetings and
conference calls, facilitating mailings and other project-related
Staff Hiring, Supervision, Training & Development
* Responsible for the recruitment and oversight of Research Data
Specialists working on biospecimen projects. Ensure that all staff
complete required mandatory and ongoing training in a timely
manner. Develops and oversees a program specific on-boarding and
orientation process and conducts annual performance evaluations and
competency assessments for research staff.
* Develops a standard supervision schedule with research staff
including periodic individual and group supervision meetings.
* Will communicate all personnel concerns to their immediate
supervisor and to DFCI HR for the appropriate response and
Minimum Job Qualifications:
* Bachelor's degree required in a field relevant to clinical
research or laboratory studies
* 5+ years experience with project management and experience
working on clinical trials (multi-center, oncology trials
* Experience in an academic institution and proven history of
success in clinical research field and/or experience working within
a laboratory environment is preferred.
* Must have some knowledge of regulatory affairs, research ethics
and the responsible conduct of research.
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.
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