Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Project Coordinator, Clinical Genetics Service in New York, New York

Company Overview

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.

Job Description

The genes we are born with may contribute to our risk of developing certain types of cancer, including breast, ovarian, colorectal, and prostate cancer. TheClinical Genetics Servicein theDepartment of Medicineat MSK helps individuals to understand their risk for disease. We offer state of the art genetic counseling and testing, and can assist individuals (affected or unaffected) and families who are at risk for inherited cancer predispositions to make informed medical decisions.

As aProject Coordinatorin the Clinical Genetics Service, you will assist in the creation of a multigenerational pedigree based on an individual’s family history of cancer and relevant conditions. In addition, you will be responsible for the planning, coordinating, implementing, and monitoring of special projects and process improvement in collaboration with the Supervisor.

You will:

  • Take necessary steps to obtain pathology report prior to counseling session

  • Create patient’s pedigree in Genetics database

  • Track Clinical Genetics Service Protocol recruitment by being in communication with the research staff and updating selected databases

  • Coordinate the creation and development of new questionnaires and forms to be scanned by optical disc

  • Interact with the Biostatistics group regarding programming issues that may arise

  • Assist with design tools, (e.g., intake forms, data bases, Excel spread sheets) to insure maximum consistency in data collection

  • Coordinate project timelines and make necessary arrangements to ensure that subprojects are completed on time.

  • Manage the overall planning and operations of initiatives.

  • Initiate analyses (operational and financial), gather and manipulate data.

  • Prepare data reports and analyze and assess the quantitative and qualitative impact of initiatives against goals on an ongoing basis.

  • Provide administrative support for project related meetings and departmental programs by managing and coordinating meetings among key stakeholders.

You are:

  • Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

  • Effective and successful at managing multiple simultaneous projects.

  • Highly organized and attentive to detail.

  • An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding.

  • Focused on continuous improvement, knowing the most effective and efficient processes to optimize work flow.

  • Flexible in your approach and demeanor in order to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances.

You have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred in addition to experience

  • Experience in project coordination and/or management

  • Comfortable working in a dynamic environment.

  • Strong organizational, prioritization, time and project management skills.

  • Ability to solve problems by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to make appropriate decisions in ambiguous situations.

  • Knowledge of oncology specific terminology strongly preferred

  • Experience in clinical trials/ investigative preferred#LI-POST


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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Requisition ID2018-27347