Research Assistant - Cancer Center/Psychiatry | Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Military Veterans

at HERC - New England

Boston, Massachusetts

The positions in this job family perform a variety of tasks to ensure that project goals are being met for a faculty member's research program. Tasks and responsibilities are varied and dependent upon project aims, scope and duration. Assist team in the coordination of project-related activities (ie. surveys/interviews) at internal or external (on-site & off-site) study sites. Contact, recruit and enroll research participants. Assist with logistical needs for intervention and/or evaluation activities, such as equipment set-up, arranging food service and conference room scheduling. Assist with coordination and preparation of project related meetings as requested and may be responsible for meeting minutes. Maintain databases (including data entry) and project documentation with accuracy, as needed. Maintain the security and confidentiality of all study materials and data.  Coordinate pilot testing of study and surveys as needed. Conduct relevant literature searches and reviews as requested. Assist with documentation for and communication with institutional review board. Other project-related or administrative responsibilities as requested by management. Assist investigators with data analysis and manuscript preparation. Prepare study reports and develop protocols. Responsible for IRB submission activities. Bachelor's degree in public health, natural or social science preferred. 2 years of experience in public health or health policy strongly preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills, dependable, motivated and willingness to learn new tasks. Computer skills, including prior use of Microsoft Office products. Ability to relate effectively in-person and on the telephone to diverse groups of patients, community members, physicians, nurses, researchers, children and parents. Excellent organization, communication and problem-solving skills. Ability to work evenings and some weekends. Bilingual language skills may be required - dependent upon study population target.

Boston, Massachusetts

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