Research Project Associate – Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Job Posting Number: 24039

Research – Clinical
New York, NY
October 9, 2018
Company Overview:

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Job Details:

The Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics is hiring for a Research Project Associate (RPA). As an integral member of the research team and in compliance with all regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements the RPA performs data collection, quality control and data analysis for research projects, databases, and research protocols within Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Responsible for data/project management activities and data accuracy and integrity associated with clinical research within the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. Participates in special projects and task forces as determined by management.

More info – The studies that the RPA will be working on are related to the quality of care and health outcomes among cancer survivors. The RPA will be responsible for coordinating a new MSK-led multi-center study of a clinical informatics intervention, including assisting with all aspects of study design, survey development, protocol development, communication with collaborating investigators and funders, working with nationwide community-based oncology programs, data collection and management, literature reviews, generating reports and presentations, and manuscript submissions.

You will:

  • Will be working closely with management to assist in protocols in development.
  • Will assist in protocol submission, drafting of consents, reviewing protocol logistics.
  • House all CVs, medical licenses, certifications and ensure they are current.
  • Participate in special projects and task forces as determined by management.
  • Utilize appropriate methodologies to collect patient/human subject information for a research project, database, and/or protocol.
  • Generate reports to all necessary parties on the progress of the research project, database, or protocol, as needed.
  • Manage research data.
  • Communicate with staff at all levels (principal investigators, clinical and research support staff).
  • Perform regular audits to ensure that the data collected is complete and accurate and to ensure that the research project was carried out as outlined.
  • Ensure that all appropriate Institutional, State, and Federal regulations are followed throughout the course of a research project, database, or protocol.
  • Ensure that research protocols are approved by the Institutional Review Board and followed as written.
  • Ensure that workflow is controlled and meets departmental needs.
  • Manage ongoing departmental projects and creates processes to ensure that goals are met.
  • Participate or coordinates on both interdepartmental and intradepartmental organization-wide research projects as requested.
  • Provide leadership, organizational, creative, or clerical support to established and new research initiatives.

You need:

  • A High School Diploma/GED with experience in clinical research or applicable experience.
  • An MPH or equivalent is strongly preferred.
  • Exceptional research experience, specifically with primary data collection and management.
  • Must be able to work independently, be flexible, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Must have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the regulations pertaining to human subject protection (including 21 CFR and 45 CFR 46 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Please submit a cover lettter with your application.


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