Clinical Research Associate - Thoracic Surgery

    • New York, NY

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center  (MSKCC), 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, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center  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.


Job Description


Consider an outstanding opportunity to be at the forefront of supporting Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's renowned leadership. We have an exciting opportunity in our Thoracic Surgery Service as a Clinical Research Associate. As an integral member of the research team, and in compliance with all regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements, the Clinical Research Associate (CRA) coordinates and maintains the assigned research portfolios for a Service and/or Department.

Memorial Sloan Kettering physicians conduct one of the world’s largest clinical cancer research programs. Investigators from various fields and departments join efforts to improve the prevention, The faculty and staff of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s clinical departments and divisions possess an unparalleled depth and breadth of clinical expertise. Our outstanding scientists and clinicians work together to drive innovation and seek some of the greatest challenges of biomedical science.


You Will:

  • Serve as the main point of contact for all research portfolio activities, and maintain real-time knowledge of every aspect of all research protocols.
  • Be the critical facilitator for a multidisciplinary team encompassing data and patient management, as well as regulatory oversight.
  • Effectively communicate the overall study progress to various internal and/or external partners, and identify study trends and build/implement solutions.
  • Perform diverse research-related functions using sound judgment and exceptional interpersonal skills.

You are:

  • Adept at anticipating and prioritizing work to meet commitments of multiple partners.
  • Adept at building partnerships and working collaboratively to influence others to meet shared objectives and goals.
  • Known as someone who improves processes and proactively, independently identifies solutions that anticipate partner needs.

You have:

  • HS Diploma/GED with 2-4 years meaningful work experience as part of a clinical trial research team, managing protocols, and/or handling data audits and regulatory, OR Bachelor’s Degree with at least 1 full year of relevant work experience as part of a clinical trial research team, managing protocols, and/or handling data audits and regulatory.
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Human Subjects Protection (HSP) Certifications required.
  • Proficiency with the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Products and other software programs for database management/queries, generating reports and developing graphics.
  • Knowledge of clinical research data collection processes in accordance with GCP.



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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