Research Project Coordinator – Breast Surgery

Job Posting Number: 15051

Research – Clinical
New York, NY
August 9, 2017
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 27th 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 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

We are: The Department of Surgery comprises more than 100 world-class surgeons dedicated to providing our patients with innovative cancer care in our sophisticated facilities, among the most advanced in the world. Over the years, our faculty have pioneered new techniques such as laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of many cancers. They’re at the forefront of developing new reconstruction procedures as well as techniques to spare organs and preserve their function. The Breast Service is currently seeking a Research Project Coordinator (RPC).

You are:

  • Interested in the data capture, management and reporting of retrospective clinical research data.
  • A natural leader who will train and mentor research staff on abstracting and entering data for the Breast Surgery Service.
  • Able to partner with all levels of clinical research staff.
  • Effective and successful at managing multiple research projects.
  • Knowledgeable of the appropriate Institutional, State, and Federal regulations that are followed throughout the course of a research project or database.
  • Driven to learn how to independently develop project plans, gather requirements and perform the associated project management related to each project.
  • Familiar with Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system management, Caisis, and Microsoft Access

You will:

  • Collaborate with principal investigators, fellows, the Research Project Manager (RPM) and research team on the development of new research projects, databases, and/or new department/service initiatives.
  • Test and QA their own work and other on-going projects.
  • Present their work to research staff, including Attendings. Build Reports/Metrics based on these projects.
  • Answer ad hoc questions from research staff about why a database behaves a certain way, why patient data looks the way it looks, and how to identify different sources of data for research projects.
  • Conduct trainings for various components of CAISIS, run trainings for research staff that are otherwise unfamiliar to the end users.
  • Identify data sources, query data systems and learn to build customized, project specific, databases.

You need:

  • At least 3 years of relevant (clinical research) experience (2 year with Masters), or as determined by hiring manager.
  • Or a minimum of a High School Diploma with at least 3 – 4 years MSKCC clinical research experience.
  • A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • CAISIS experience or other Electronic Data Capture (EDC) systems is strongly preferred in lieu of clinical research experience.


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