Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Pediatric Project Manager - Specimen-Based Research in Boston, Massachusetts
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 Project Manager will work within the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center’s Clinical and Translational Investigation Program (CTIP) to facilitate banking and specimen-based research activities. Key responsibilities will include:
Working with informatics team and research coordinators to unify the approach to dashboard of samples-based research across CTIP programs, including sample status, utilization, and annotation;
Managing the technical aspects of sample-based research including process improvements to increase sample quality, identifying and evaluating vendors utilized for assays, assessing and fulfilling needs of collaborators and investigators;
Partnering with CTIP clinical research managers (CRMs) and coordinators (CRCs) involved with specimen-based research to review and develop protocol documents relevant to prospective specimen-based research and to monitor compliance with institutional policies and best practice for specimen-based research;
Facilitate investigator access to samples and sample derivatives for approved research projects;
Develop relationships with programs throughout the Longwood Medical Area to support specimen-based research efforts within Pediatric Hematology-Oncology; and assist CRMs in establishing Materials Transfer Agreements (MTA) and Data Usage Agreements (DUAs) when applicable
The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences; Master's preferred. A minimum of two years prior wet laboratory experience and/or human tissue handling/processing experience. Key skills and prior experience include:
Specimen-based laboratory research, banking and/or clinical testing experience;
Experience with database and/or LIMS software;
Interaction with core laboratories and pathology laboratories
Reporting Structure: Although this manager will support all CTIP programs, this manager will report to the Clinical Research Manager for the solid tumor program who currently has the largest portfolio of specimen-based research projects and expertise in banking.
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: 2018-11437
External Company URL: www.dana-farber.org