We are seeking a Research Project Associate to manage our five-year research project sought at developing and evaluating informative materials about genetic testing for cancer patients who speak different languages and have diverse cultural and educational backgrounds. Opportunities exist for research and academic professional development. This position is currently funded full-time for five years.
This position requires literacy of Haitian Creole and/or Spanish.
Be responsible for management of all components of this project, including database development and maintenance, data collection and entry, communicating progress and challenges, management of vendor/collaborator relationships, and working with the study team and principal investigator (PI; Jada Hamilton, PhD, MPH) to handle and analyze the study data.
Support the PI and study team as needed for data management and relevant project duties for the Behavioral Sciences and Psychology service
Provide regular reports to the PI regarding study progress and challenges and work with the PI to address any problems that arise;
Coordinate and participate in weekly study meetings
Design database(s) and tools to facilitate data collection as needed for assigned research projects;
Maintain study databases, codebooks, and procedures for data entry and monitoring
Acquire informed consent and coordinate questionnaires and qualitative interviews when vital
Ensure coordination and implementation of project-related activities;
Assist in the preparation of grants, presentations, and manuscripts;
Perform literature searches
Have other tasks as needed
Able to work independently as well as manage a team
Able to prioritize and schedule work activities to ensure that workflow is efficient and meets the needs of the project
Able to work independently and within a large team setting
Minimum of 2 years of relevant research experience (1 year if you have a Masters degree)
Masters degree (e.g., public health, implementation science or related field) preferred
Language requirement Spanish and/or Haitian Creole Fluency
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Access, and SPSS (or SAS, SQL)
Excellent knowledge of REDCap preferred
Knowledge of Visio and/or Gant project management software is helpful
Background knowledge in genetics and genetic counseling is welcome but not required
Excellent data management, organizational, oral and written communication, project coordination and interpersonal skills.
Outstanding judgment, initiative, and attention to detail
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 28th 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 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.