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POST DATE 1/18/2020
END DATE 1/23/2020

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA

Boston, MA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree



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.

This position is projected to last two years, with the possibility for a third year depending upon grant funding.


* Assist team in the coordination of project-related activities (ie. surveys/interviews) at internal or external (on-site & off-site) study sites.

* Contact, recruit and enroll research participants.

* Assist with logistical needs for intervention and/or evaluation activities, such as equipment set-up, arranging food service and conference room scheduling.

* Assist with coordination and preparation of project related meetings as requested and may be responsible for meeting minutes.

* Maintain databases (including data entry) and project documentation with accuracy, as needed.

* Maintain the security and confidentiality of all study materials and data.

* Coordinate pilot testing of study and surveys as needed.

* Conduct relevant literature searches and reviews as requested.

* Assist with documentation for and communication with institutional review board.

* Other project-related or administrative responsibilities as requested by management.


* Bachelor's degree in public health, natural or social science preferred. Prior experience in public health or health policy strongly preferred.

* Excellent interpersonal skills, dependable, motivated and willingness to learn new tasks.

* Computer skills, including prior use of Microsoft Office products.

* Ability to relate effectively in-person and on the telephone to diverse groups of patients, community members, physicians, nurses, researchers, children and parents.

* Excellent organization, communication and problem-solving skills.

* Ability to work evenings and some weekends.

* Bilingual language skills may be required - dependent upon study population target.

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.