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At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.
We are seeking a Research Study Assistant I to work with Dr. Allison Applebaum on her various studies related to cancer caregivers, including several RCTs examining various psychosocial interventions to address caregiver burden. The RSA candidate will be responsible for recruitment of participants, data collection, and tracking participant progress throughout the studies. Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for database maintenance, data entry, communicating progress and challenges, and working with the project coordinator and principal investigator (PI) to manage and analyze the study data. Lastly, the prospective applicant will assist with all regulatory requirements as per MSKCC policy and federal regulations. The candidate must have superior communication skills, both written and verbal. This position is currently funded for 1 year.
- A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
- Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
- Able to hold yourself and others accountable in order to achieve goals and live up to commitments
- An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding
- Resilient in recovering from setbacks and skilled at finding detours around obstacles
- Flexible in your approach and demeanor in order to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances
- Interested in medical terminology and science
- You are comfortable with or interested in working with and organizing large amounts of data
- Coordinate and carry out patient recruitment;
- Obtain informed consent and administer assessment batteries;
- Maintain study database, codebook, and procedures for data entry and monitoring;
- Support the PI and study team as needed for data management and relevant project duties;
- Conduct regular audits of the data to ensure data accuracy and integrity;
- Ensure that patient registration, informed consent procedures, and handling of data meet all institutional and governmental requirements;
- Provide regular reports to the PI regarding study progress and challenges and work with the PI to address any problems that arise;
- Assist the PI and study team with regulatory and administrative submissions at MSKCC;
- Organize and participate in weekly study meetings;
- Assist in the preparation of presentations and manuscripts;
- Perform literature searches and other tasks as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred;
- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and SPSS helpful;
- Outstanding judgment, initiative, and attention to detail;
- Able to work efficiently and effectively;
- Superior interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills;
- Flexible and works well independently as well as in a team setting.
MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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