Research Project Associate, Thoracic Oncology Service, Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Location: New York, New York
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 2022-59224
Research is integral to our mission at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and translational clinical research helps us continuously learn about the people and diseases we help treat! We are seeking a Research Project Associate to join the Thoracic Oncology Service within the Department of Medicine. In this role, you will work collaboratively with our clinic teams, screen and interact with our patients to acquire informed consent, and lead all aspects of specimen collection for correlative studies. If you are an organized clinical research professional with strong communication and data skills, apply today!
Screen clinic lists and identify new patients and those of research interest at all sites for the Thoracic Oncology Service. Screening will include identifying patients to approach for consent to non-therapeutic protocols and/or identifying those that will be approached for specimens.
Connect with clinic teams to consider approaching patients for consent and posting checkouts.
For Manhattan clinics, responsibilities will include prepping consent packets, engaging with patients, and consenting/registering patients.
Maintain database(s) of bio-specimen samples and inventory.
Perform abstraction of data from patient/human subject charts (e.g., laboratory or diagnostic test results, treatments delivered, medical history, etc.).
For each new research project, advise all relevant teams of study purpose and type and frequency of specimen collections. For studies that require serial collections, ensure patients are advised and have agreed to the serial collections.
For each Regional Care Network site, ensure the specimen of interest can be collected, stored accurately, and be transported to Main Campus in the viability window.
Coordinate tissue collection in conjunction with pathology (i.e. identification of tissue from path reports, submitting iLab requests, and organizing/distributing to appropriate entity).
Design and/or improve databases, data forms and tools (e.g. patient/human subject calendars, schedules, tracking logs) to facilitate patient consent and specimen collection as needed for assigned research projects.
Make Manager aware of pertinent research study information; this includes but is not limited to study progress updates, any problems with patient/human subject registration or informed consent process, and requests from investigators or research nurses.
Connect with PI and Manager when issues or questions arise regarding applicable research projects, database, and/or protocols. Meet regularly with both to review study and data progress.
As applicable, collaborate with the research team to ensure that patients/human subjects are treated in accordance with all mandated Human Subjects Protection regulations and policies.
Adept at learning quickly, applying insights from past efforts to new situations.
An effective communicator, capable of resolving how best to reach different audiences and carrying out communications based on that understanding.
Willing to take action and eager to adopt new opportunities and tough challenges with ambition, high energy, and passion.
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 28th 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 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.