• Research Assistant II

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 1 week ago(10/7/2019 3:58 PM)
    Job ID
    Clinical Research
    full time
  • Overview

    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.

    The Perini Family Survivors’ Center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is seeking to hire a full-time research assistant to begin in January 2020. The Center’s research is focused on the psychosocial and health outcomes of adult and childhood cancer survivors. Current studies include interventions for sun protection, insomnia, and sexual health, as well as survey studies of psychological outcomes.  As part of the research team, the research assistant will work across several active studies. 


    Responsibilities will include

    • confirming eligibility and enrolling patients,
    • conducting telephone interviews,
    • distributing surveys to clinic patients,
    • assisting with mailings,
    • data entry,
    • and database management. 

    Other research tasks will include

    • literature searches and abstracting medical records,
    • assisting with presentations, and publications and
    • performing basic statistical analysis.


    Bachelor's degree in psychology or related field required; experience with psychosocial/behavioral research highly preferred. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail as well as strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks. Experience with Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint is required and experience with SPSS statistical analysis software is desirable.

    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.


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