Job Description Summary:
The Institute for Patient-Centered Initiatives and Health Equity (the Institute) at the GW Cancer Center was inaugurated in 2003, chartered by the university in 2004, and re-chartered in 2009 and 2014. The Institute's mission is to foster healthy communities, prepared patients, responsive health care professionals and supportive health care systems through applied cancer research, education, advocacy and translation of evidence to practice. Additional information on the Institute can be found at the following link: http://smhs.gwu.edu/gwci/.
The Institute is searching for a full-time Research Associate (RA). This position primarily supports a Pfizer-foundation funded research and education project. Specifically, the RA will be involved in conduct of a research study measuring knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of cancer care providers including physicians, nurses, social workers, patient navigators and others relating to patient-provider communication and intersectionality of minority identities. The RA will serve as coordinator of this IRB-approved study and be responsible for study conduct from recruitment to data collection and analysis. Finally, the RA will work with the education team to make recommendations for provider and patient training and resources based on research findings.
The RA reports to the Program Manager, Health Equity. The ideal candidate will have experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as research study coordination.
Primary Job Duties:
-Coordinates TEAM training research study, including protocol monitoring, OHR correspondence, IRB documentation.
-Conducts participant recruitment and screening, including study logistics such as scheduling.
-Conducts qualitative data collection through live and virtual focus group facilitation or notetaking and telephone interviews.
-Conducts basic quantitative analyses on existing datasets.
-Synthesizes formative research findings to inform provider and patient training and resource development.
-Synthesizes research findings to write conference abstracts and contribute to manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication.
-Assists project manager with coordination of project timeline and funder reporting.
-Coordinates internal project team, including schedule coordination and other logistics, development of agenda, communication with participants before and after the meeting, drafting of minutes and tracking follow up on action items.
-Conducts literature reviews on relevant topics to support development of project deliverables.
-Assists in other special projects, including basic desktop research, administrative grants support, logistical support, presentation support and other ad hoc assignments as needed.
This position performs other duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Preferred Qualifications:Master’s degree required; public health or related field is preferred.
Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to exercise independent judgment and liaise with external partners.
Ability to multitask, problem solve, set and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
Ability to perform detail-oriented work with a high level of accuracy.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and familiarity with at least one data analysis and/or statistical software (SPSS, SAS, STATA, nVivo, SEER*Stat, etc.).
Demonstrated experience working in the field of cancer and/or chronic diseases.
Demonstrated experience performing literature reviews and implementing qualitative and/or quantitative research methods.
Require’s a master’s degree and 1 year of experience in the field or in a related area.