Research Project Associate, Cancer Health Equity Research Program (CHERP)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Location: Uniondale, New York
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 2021-52619
Are you passionate about cancer health disparities?
We are hiring for a Research Project Associate (RPA) to join our dynamic Cancer Health Equity Research Program (CHERP). In CHERP, our mission is to decrease cancer health disparities experienced by certain racial, ethnic and low-socioeconomic populations by expanding their access to clinical trials. We have agreements with several local community hospitals, which allows us to open MSK studies with our partner sites. These partnerships allow us to offer some of MSK's cutting-edge cancer clinical trials to a broader, more diverse patient population.
In this role, you will work on-site atUniondale, New York ( MSK Nassau ).You will provide data management and regulatory support for open studies at the site. Also, you will have on site management of day to day protocol operations.
Perform data management activities and for data accuracy and integrity associated with clinical research within the disease management team and/or service specific level.
Be responsible for protocol submission, drafting site consents, reviewing protocol logistics.
Facilitate in navigating CHERP site patients to MSK clinical trials at main campus.
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.
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 that research project was carried out as outlined.
Be responsible for regulatory compliance and ensures that all appropriate Institutional, State, and Federal regulations are followed.
Ensure that research protocols are approved by the Institutional Review Board and followed as written.
Ensure that workflow is controlled and meets department needs. Manages ongoing departmental projects and creates processes to ensure that goals are met.
Participate or coordinate on both inter-institutional and intra-institutional organization-wide research projects as requested.
Provide leadership, organizational, creative, or clerical support to established and new research initiatives.
Action-oriented and eager to embrace new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
Able to hold yourself and others accountable in order to achieve goals and live up to commitments.
An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding.
With Bachelor's, at least 1 year of clinical research in oncology, or as determined by hiring manager.
A minimum of a High School Diploma with at least 3-4 years of clinical research experience
Must be able to work independently, be flexible, and meet tight deadlines.
Microsoft applications, database knowledge a plus.
Experience or interest in health disparities
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).
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