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.
TEMPORARY POSITION - Funded through August 2018
The Research Assistant II (RA) will be responsible for coordinating day-to-day project activities for a study to determine the feasibility and acceptability of HPV self-sampling among homeless women in Boston. Through a partnership with Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP), the pilot study targets women who are at high-risk for cervical cancer and receive care in BHCHP clinics. The study aims to increase screening participation by allowing women to self-collect a vaginal sample for HPV testing instead of having a pelvic exam. The RA will play an integral role with qualitative and survey data collection and analysis and will work closely with staff from DFCI and BHCHP.
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
This position will be office- and field- based depending on the needs of the project. The
position will require Saturday and nighttime flexibility occasionally (and the weekday
schedule will be adjusted accordingly).
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.