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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.
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We are seeking a part-time (75%) Research Study Assistant (RSA) I to work primarily on the “Advanced cancer patients’ decision making and family communication about secondary findings from tumor genomic profiling” study (PI: Jada Hamilton, PhD, MPH). The objective of the study is to describe advanced cancer patients’ responses to learning information about inherited disease risks that can arise from tumor genomic profiling, and the process and outcomes of their decisions to communicate these results to their families. We will collect assessment data at multiple time points from both consented MSK patients and their consented family members. The candidate will be responsible for identifying and recruiting study participants, and scheduling and administering assessments. Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for database maintenance, data entry, communicating progress and challenges, and working with the principal investigator (PI) to analyze the study data. As the data for the study are primarily quantitative, prior experience with quantitative data analyses and data management will be extremely helpful. Lastly, the prospective applicant will assist the research manager and PI with all regulatory and administrative submissions for MSK. The candidate must have superior communication skills, both written and verbal. This position is currently funded for 1 year.
- 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 Principal Investigator and study team as needed for data analysis 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 with conducting individual interviews;
- Assist the Principal Investigator and study team with regulatory and administrative submissions both 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;
- Prior experience working with qualitative data extremely helpful;
- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, REDCap, 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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