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
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
Internal Number: 2020-45237
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.