Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Research Project Manager – Division of Population Sciences
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA
Full time ( 2-3 days remote/week)

The Medical Oncology Division of Population Sciences is looking to hire a Research Project Manager I (RPM) to help manage several oncology-related health services projects. The RPM will be responsible for day-to-day coordination and overall management of activities for assigned health outcome 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 blood cancers.

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 his or her 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 collaboration with the OnCore data informatics team, 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.

This position is 2-3 days remote. Only applicants living in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or New Hampshire at the time of employment will be considered. 


The Research Project Manager I will work independently under general supervision of a more senior manager within their disease group or Clinical Trials Office.   This position may be responsible for some or all of the following:

·         Day-to-day oversight and management of PI’s research project portfolio.

·         Assisting PI with initial IRB applications and subsequent amendments.

·         Scheduling and facilitating research team meetings and conference calls.

·         Help with 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.


·         Bachelors’ degree required in public health, social sciences, statistics, or related field preferred.

·         Master’s degree (MPH or equivalent) preferred.

·         1-3 years related experience working in a clinical, academic research, or similar setting.

·         Essential attention to detail, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.

·         Capability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and to meet deadlines.

·         Excellent 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.

To learn more and to apply, please visit: https://careers.dana-farber.org/researchprojectmanager_divisionpopsci4

About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
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.

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.

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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