Research Data Specialist for Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Boston, MA

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Job Summary

Located in Boston, Dana Farber Cancer Institute brings together world-renowned clinicians, innovative researchers, and dedicated professionals as 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 Division for Hematologic Malignancies is accepting applications for the position of Research Data Specialist to support the Bone Marrow Transplant Program. The Research Data Specialist (RDS) will work within the clinical research program and supports the research team in the areas of data collection, computing, and database organization. Duties include the examination, synthesis, and evaluation of medical records; the abstraction and recording of pertinent medical information; and the monitoring of patient status. The Research Data Specialist will be responsible for the collection, management, and quality assurance review of patient clinical data.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:
Reviewing and abstracting the medical records for patient data and the monitoring of patient status pre- and post- transplants.
Responsible for maintaining long-term outcomes data and locating past transplant patients who are long-term cancer survivors.
Reviewing data for quality and completeness and assisting with QI/QA of the transplant database.
Assist with preparation for accreditation of the DFCI Cellular Therapy program.
Collaborate with the Transplant program in the continued development of data capture forms.

Job Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree required.
0-2 years of related experience preferred.
Computer skills, including proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products, required.
Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology orientated business preferred.
Excellent organizational and communication skills required.
Strong interpersonal skills – ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and external contacts.
Must be detail oriented and have the ability to follow-through.
Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize workload.
Must practice discretion and adhere to institutional confidentiality guidelines at all times.
Must have computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office.


Monday - Friday, 40 hours/week.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an Affirmation Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce.

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