Research Project Associate - Behavioral Sciences (Spanish &/or Haitian Creole fluency)
- New York, NY
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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 Master’s degree)
- Master’s 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
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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