Research Project Manager - Sarcoma

Job Description

Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Clinical Research

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
PTL Remote: 2-3 days remote/wk


The Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) Project Manager will support LMS focused research within the Sarcoma Center at DFCI, including a new collaboration between Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Count Me In (CMI), a non-profit cancer research initiative, with the goal of improving early detection of a rare form of uterine cancer called leiomyosarcoma. This project is planned to assess how radiologists reading MRI scans may discern whether a uterine growth could represent a benign uterine growth (fibroid) or potentially a cancerous uterine leiomyosarcoma. Distinguishing leiomyosarcoma from more common and benign fibroids can be life saving. Additional LMS focused research is also within the scope of this position as the research portfolio develops.

The LMS Project Manager will interface with teams both internal and external to  Dana-Farber to support the operations of the projects throughout its life cycle. This may include responsibilities such ensuring collection of MRIs performed on women  with uterine leiomyosarcoma and interfacing with the imaging core lab to collect deidentified cases, assist in the development of the cadre of independent radiology reviewers and assist with additional 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. Candidates must have the ability to work from our Boston, MA office for onsite days. 

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.


The LMS Project Manager I will work independently under general supervision of a more senior manager within the Sarcoma Center.

This position may be responsible for some or all of the following:

  • Responsible for day-to-day oversight and management of assigned projects.
  • Manage project operations across a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional team, including tracking all aspects of the project, identifying needs, and facilitating the execution of solutions.
  • Oversee communications for the project, including managing responses to patient calls and emails and communicating with our clinical partners.
  • Initiate, plan, facilitate and oversee the research project start-up, active and close out phases.
  • May be responsible for scheduling research team meetings and conference calls, facilitating mailings and other project-related administrative tasks.
  • Ability to perform routine tasks related to the coordination of assigned project.
  • Ability to identify problems or potential obstacles and escalate appropriately.
  • Working understanding of DF/HCC SOPs and applicable federal and local regulations/policies.
  • Independently perform all primary duties listed above under general supervision.
  • Ability to think critically, withan appropriate level of good professional judgment.


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.

  • Bachelor's degree required in a field relevant to clinical research and 1-3 years of experience with project management and experience working on clinical trials (multi-center, oncology trials perferred).
  • Experience in an academic institution and proven history of success in clinical research field is preferred.
  • Must have knowledge of regulatory affairs, research ethics and the responsible conduct of research.

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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