Research Associate I - Medical Oncology

About City of Hope City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy. Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment. Position Summary Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator, or designee, the Research Associate I performs a variety of routine and increasingly complex data mining techniques. Key Responsibilities include: Utilizing the electronic health record system and established SOPs to perform data abstraction and database expansion of the patient registry. Records and validates patient clinical data for accuracy and completeness. May modify the database and improve the data abstraction work-flow. Write standard operating procedures, reports, and research projects. Ensure that all clinical information is recorded in compliance with the SOP guidelines and federal regulations. Maintains records of work performed; utilizing records may calculate, graph and compile data. Develops techniques and expertise in one or more areas relevant to database development, data management, and data interpretation. Consent patients on research protocols and facilitate specimen collection and processing for research purposes. Assist the different disease teams within the department in translational research activities. Prepare weekly outlines of the clinical workflow. Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. Qualifications Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration: Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences 0-2 years of research/clinical/laboratory experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Proficient computer skills; eg. Microsoft Access, Excel, Matlab, and R. City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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