Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Located in Boston, Dana Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrows physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
This position is for a Research Associate to work half-time on psychosocial researchprojects involving interviews and assessment of pediatric and adult members of high-risk cancer families. The person hired will have a wide range of tasks including subject ascertainment and enrollment, IRB contact and updating, database documentation, handling quantitative and qualitative data, interaction with professional consultants and collaborators, and helping in presentation and write-up of the research results. The RA will have to be sensitive in interacting with subjects about matters of high confidentiality and potential distress. They will have to be efficient and organized. Graduate work in clinical psychology or related field is preferred; some research experience highly preferred. Familiarity with qualitative research, coding, and handling of research materials would be a plus. Also, familiarity with statistical analysis would be advantageous but not essential. Good interpersonal skills essential.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
MINIMUMQUALIFICATIONS: At least a B.A. degree and preferably M.A. or graduate Ph.D. work. Some prior research experience would be expected.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED. Expertise in Excel, WORD (PC) expected. Some statistical skill or training and understanding of research ethics would be advantageous. Knowledge of Atlas-ti qualitative software would be a plus, but not required.
PATIENT CONTACT: Research assistant will interact with mothers (adults) and their children (minors and young adults).
Flexiblehoursas agreed upon with Prinicipal Investigator.
Because contact with young adult subjects may be easiest at night or on weekends, the RA will be expected to be flexible and willing to make calls or conduct interviews during those times, with subsequent adjustment of other work hours. Calls can be made from home if confidentiality can be maintained in home environment.