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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Research Project Associate - Tobacco Cessation Program 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

We are seeking a Research Project Associate (RPA) to manage our research projects related to implementation of tobacco treatment services at MSK as well as at various community oncology settings. The aim of these projects is to better understand the barriers and facilitators of implementing tobacco dependence treatment delivery in cancer care sites as well as to implement strategies for improvement of current tobacco treatment delivery practices in different cancer care settings.

In this role, you will be responsible for management of all components of these projects, including database development and maintenance, data collection and entry, communicating progress and challenges, and working with the study team and principal investigator (PI) to manage and analyze the study data. This position is currently funded full-time for 2 years.

You Will:

  • Assist in the development and evaluation of patient, provider and systems level strategies to improve tobacco treatment delivery in cancer care settings

  • 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

  • Organize and participate in weekly study meetings

  • Design database(s) and tools to facilitate data collection as needed for assigned research projects

  • Maintenance of study databases, codebooks, and procedures for data entry and monitoring

  • Work with the MSK informatics team and IT manager to develop/implement strategies for streamlining Tobacco Treatment Program referrals

  • Obtain informed consent and administer questionnaires and qualitative interviews when necessary

  • Ensure coordination and implementation of project-related activities

  • Assist in the preparation of grants, presentations and manuscripts

  • Perform literature searches

You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree plus two years of relevant research experience OR Master's

  • Masters degree preferred (e.g., public health, implementation science or related field)

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, Tableau, and SPSS

  • Outstanding judgment, initiative, and attention to detail

  • Able to prioritize and schedule work activities to ensure that workflow is efficient and meets the needs of the project

  • Able to effectively work independently and within a large team setting

  • Superior interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills;

  • Needs to be detail-oriented

  • Strong analytical and data management skills

  • Knowledge of Visio and/or Gant project management software a plus.

  • An interest tobacco treatment is ideal



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 ID2019-32669

CategoryResearch - Clinical

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