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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals

Clinical Research Coordinator
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION:
Located in Boston, 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.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
This .5FTE Clinical Research Coordinator position involves working with and supporting a collaborative team investigating the peer relationships, social functioning and emotional adjustment of children who are survivors of a pediatric brain tumor. Duties involve recruitment activities including calls to school principals, teachers and parents to arrange school and home visits and to obtain consent, administration of a psychological measures to school-age children, supervision of per diem research associates, scoring of standardized assessments, coding videotaped interactions of friendship dyads, medical record reviews, data management and dissemination of research results. This position involves close collaboration with the PI and with investigators and research associates at other project sites. As it involves administration of measures in classrooms and in the homes of school-age children, the position requires having an available, working car and also requires flexibility as some evening and weekend time is needed for project visits. The CRC will also ensure study compliance with all state, federal, and IRB requirements. May be responsible for IRB protocol submissions (amendments, continuing reviews, and minimal risk protocols).

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in a behavioral science field (psychology, social work, public health, ethics) with one or more years of related experience preferred. Requires close to moderate supervision. Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting involving behavioral science research is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Excellent organization and communications skills required. Strong interpersonal skills – ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and externals contacts. Must be detail oriented, accurate and have the ability to follow-through. Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize workload. Must practice discretion and adhere to hospital confidentiality guidelines at all times. Must have computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office.

PATIENT CONTACT:
May have contact with school-age Pediatric patients from diverse populations from within 100 miles of Boston and with their parents, teachers and school administrators. May distribute psychological surveys or other study-related questionnaires, and/or conduct follow-up communication with patients.

20 hours per week, times to be arranged.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
If interested, please contact Dr. Andrea Patenaude at andrea_patenaude@dfci.harvard.edu.

Candice Chow, Ph.D.
Psychology Fellow
Division of Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

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