Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Research Study Specialist - Westchester in West Harrison, New York

Research Study Specialist – Westchester

Job Posting Number: 21405


West Harrison,NY

May 4, 2018

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 Details:

We Are:

Research is integral to our mission at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and clinical trials help us discover better forms of patient care and treatment. Our extraordinary scientists and clinicians work together to drive innovation and tackle some of the greatest challenges of biomedical science. Memorial Sloan Kettering is seeking a Research Study Specialist (RSS) focusing on responsibilities related to the coordination of clinic at our Westchester facility.

Hours: Initial training 9 am – 5 pm (Monday-Friday); after training (3-4 months), h ours will be fluctuate depending on clinic scheduling, your 8-hour shift could vary between 8 am and 7 pm.

A Research Study Specialist (RSS) may be assigned to the following type of projects:

  • Clinic administration of research patients and clinician support

  • Preceptorship of research staff

  • Special projects (i.e. short-term studies, RSA training, etc)

You have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 2 years clinical research experience at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) preferred

  • Excellent problem-solving abilities to analyze situations, draw conclusions, make recommendations and convey information

  • The ability to multitask and use specialized knowledge and experience to handle complex work assignments

You Are:

  • Responsible, organized, detail-oriented, and like taking initiative

  • Curious and eager to tackle a wide variety of problems

  • Adaptable to the needs of other departments and services

  • A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions

  • Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances

  • Able to hold yourself and others accountable to achieve goals and live up to commitments

  • An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences

  • Interested in gaining exposure to medical terminology and the various disease types treated at MSKCC

  • Comfortable with or interested in working with and organizing large amounts of data

You Will:

  • Be responsible for coordinating and performing tasks in clinic

  • Provide clinic support by assisting with patient management on study

  • Liaise with staff from Pharmacy, Lab Medicine, Ambulatory Care, Nursing, etc.

  • Support and help ensure complete regulatory compliance and data collection in clinic

  • Coordinate meetings with the PIs and provide assistance to Research Study Assistants (RSA) as needed

  • Assist with training new staff members as needed

  • Assist with projects and provide cross-coverage to various research teams.

  • Ensure that all appropriate Institutional, State, and Federal regulations are followed throughout the research protocols

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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