As a key player in our clinical research enterprise, Research Pharmacy is responsible for pharmaceutical management of investigational drugs for oncology trials. Our mission is to provide the highest quality pharmaceutical cares to our research patients. The primary objective of Research Pharmacist is to carry out pharmacy review of oncology trial protocols, set up logistics operation for trial activation, identify and resolve trial related clinical and logistic issues, and complete tasks to comply with institutional, state and federal regulations. Motivated candidates are encouraged to apply to work in this fast pace working environment with a rapidly growing oncology trial portfolio at Dana-Farber.
Dana-Farber is the founding institute for Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), the largest NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center that integrates collaborative efforts among five academic medical institutions/hospitals and two Harvard schools. More than 1,100 cancer researchers in DF/HCC collaborates closely in innovative clinical, translational, basic, and population-based research programs to bring cutting-edge treatments to our patients.
Reviews clinical research protocols and subsequent amendments for pharmacy specific implications for the assigned disease groups; makes recommendations for changes as needed.
Determines clinical trial feasibility to be operated on site. Serves as pharmacy representative for timely activation of protocols and corresponding amendments, including signing off on Willow medication entries and Beacon templates.
Represents the pharmacy department on key clinical research protocol committees including Institutional Review Board and the Scientific Review Committee.
Participates in all study related pharmacy tasks throughout protocol life cycle, including site qualification process, site initiation visits, monitoring visits, audits, and study closeouts.
Collaborates with principal investigators, research nurses and/or clinical research coordinators regarding protocol administration. Coordinates pharmacy protocol education programs for active treatment protocols as necessary.
Subject expert in the required procurement process for each drug in their assigned protocols and is responsible maintaining adequate inventory.
Prepares and dispenses investigational drugs including the ones involving unique preparation processes, limited stability, and blinded products.
Other duties and projects as assigned
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of Pharmacy
Licensed to practice pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Three to five years of hospital pharmacy experience or clinical trial research experience or retail experience is required with two years of oncology experience required or completion of PGY-2 specialty residency
Excellent written and oral communication skills
We may consider less experience for a Level I Pharmacist.
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.
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.