Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, 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 tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
Job Specific Duties and Skills:
The Gynecologic Oncology Research Team at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is seeking a compassionate, motivated, independent, and detail-oriented individual to serve as an integral member of the research team. The research assistant will work closely with a clinical investigator whose current work focuses on improving quality-of life for cancer patients and their caregivers using mobile technology and patient-centered skills training. He or she will also help conduct single-arm and randomized controlled trials that test interventions to improve cancer patients’ quality of life and health care outcomes, as well as observational studies.
A successful candidate will have a desire to work directly with patients in a cancer care setting and be passionate about supporting research studies that aim to improve patients’ quality of life, treatment outcomes, physical health, and the adoption of evidence-based practices. He or she will be an independent problem-solver with excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. He or she will have a high level of professionalism, an exceptional attention to detail, and experience managing multiple projects and timelines simultaneously. This is a great opportunity for an individual who is interested in academic research, medicine, health care, or public health. A two-year commitment is preferred.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.