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Research Project Manager - Center for Cancer Genomics CCG

Company name
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Location
Boston, MA, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Biotech, Sciences, Healthcare, Project Management, Research, Clinical Research, Manager

Posted on
Jun 30, 2022

Valid Through
Oct 13, 2022

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Overview
The mission of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to provide expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases.
 
Our Core Values are:
Impact - Above all else, we make a difference by relieving the burden of disease now and for the future through our research, clinical care, education, outreach, and advocacy.
Excellence - We pursue excellence relentlessly and with integrity in all that we do, adhering always to the highest standards of conduct.
Compassion and respect - For those in our care and for one another.
Discovery - We foster the spirit of inquiry, promoting collaboration and innovation across traditional boundaries while celebrating individual creativity.
 
Overview
The Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG) facilitates the design, execution, and analyses of cancer research projects through collaborations with investigators. We continually develop and adapt new technologies to accelerate discoveries in cancer genomics and apply these discoveries to improve personalized patient care.
 
CCG leverages a multitude of existing and new capabilities for comprehensive genomic characterization, computational analysis, and technology development. It brings together Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Brigham and Women\u2019s Hospital (BWH) resources to pioneer new approaches for tissue biopsies, with the goal of facilitating the generation and clinical interpretation of tumor molecular data from clinical trials. CCG integrates and coordinates various research and clinical disciplines with the ultimate goal of creating a leading cancer precision medicine research enterprise.
 
Position Summary
We are seeking a research project manager to assist in overseeing and directing the workflows of cancer genomics research projects, including but not limited to patient sample collection through analysis of whole-exome and single-cell RNA/DNA sequencing across multiple cancer types. The research project manager will be responsible for day-to-day coordination and overall management of activities for assigned CCG projects, monitoring project plans, reporting on milestones, and maintaining quality across all projects. This individual will collaborate closely with senior project management, faculty, and staff at all levels throughout DFCI and BWH to ensure the highest standards of quality and execution of CCG projects.
 
The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and have the ability to multitask while working collaboratively as part of a team in a fast-paced and exciting environment. Critical to success will be excellent communication and analytical skills coupled with self-motivation and independent initiative.
 
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.
 
Responsibilities
PRIMARY TASKS:

Manage multiple studies from project implementation through follow-up data collection and analysis
Oversee project start-up and implementation, including design and optimization of work flow, in collaboration with senior project management and project investigators
Assist in database design and management, including study enrollment information, specimen tracking and reporting
Maintain database of all study components (research biopsies, sample processing workflow, genomic/molecular studies, data analysis, interpretation, reporting)
Maintain HIPAA confidentiality and data integrity of patient information, which may include medical and/or genetic testing information
Together with project leaders, schedule and develop agendas for team meetings and conference calls
Maintain updated written standard operating procedures, including regular meeting notes and project documentation
Help tabulate key metrics for reporting of progress reports, presentations at scientific meetings, and publications
Help prepare presentation materials such as slide decks that summarize study progress and efficiency metrics
Be the \u201cpoint person\u201d for multiple groups, both internal and external, to ensure study protocols are implemented as written

Qualifications
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelors\u2019 degree in public health, social sciences, or related field required
Master\u2019s degree preferred
At least one year of relevant experience
Previous experience working in clinical research, academic research, or similar environment required
Experience with database management required
Experience in cancer genetics a plus

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent ability to work effectively across and with several groups and teams

Strong personal initiative and ability to work independently

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.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.

Company info

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Website : http://www.dana-farber.org/

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