Research Assistant II - Cancer Care Equity Program (CCEP)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 2022-30070
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute???s Cancer Care Equity Program (CCEP) is seeking a Research Assistant II to support cancer disparities research projects. The position reports to CCEP???s Program Manager with a dotted line reporting structure to the Research Project Manager. The Research Assistant will be responsible for coordinating logistics for new and existing research projects, including:
Formation of Research Cohort Study: Evaluate the quality of care and treatment outcomes for adult patients who are at risk for cancer and received at least one medical consultation at a CCEP outreach clinic at a Federally Qualified Health Center and establish a standardized data source for DF/HCC researchers to conduct observational studies and qualitative and interventional studies with a racially and ethnically diverse population.
Community-Facing Patient Navigation: Expand CCEP???s patient navigation program across adult medical oncology treatment centers at Dana-Farber???s Longwood and Chestnut Hill campuses with the goal of removing patient barriers to timely access to cancer care among historically marginalized communities. This program is being measured through ongoing development of a streamlined approach to data analytics, including building a data dashboard and collaborating with researchers across Dana-Farber to identify and establish research plans. Additionally, CCEP will extend a nurse led patient navigation intervention to two Dana-Farber Network sites aimed at preventing delayed cancer care throughout the referral and diagnostic process among historically marginalized patients. The Research Assistant will play a key role in the development of the project???s evaluation process and future research initiatives.
Established in January 2012, CCEP aims to place Dana-Farber at the forefront of efforts to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes for historically marginalized groups locally, as well as become a national model for translating cancer equity research into interventions.
This position is 2-3 days remote. Only applicants living in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or New Hampshire at the time of employment will be considered. Candidates must have the ability to work from our Boston, MA office for onsite days.??
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
Travel to CCEP???s diagnostic outreach clinics at local federally qualified health centers to consent patients to research cohort study (2-4 times per month)
Assist with coordination, preparation, and facilitation of research project meetings (e.g., schedule meetings, develop agendas, take notes, follow up on next steps, etc.)
Coordinate research project activities (e.g., recruit study participants, confirm eligibility, enroll participants, conduct interviews, distribute surveys, conduct medical chart reviews, etc.) at internal and external study sites
Maintain databases (including data entry) and project documentation with accuracy
Extract relevant information from data management systems and perform basic statistical analysis
Assist investigators with protocol development, manuscript preparation, and publications
Support the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals
Support Institutional Review Board (IRB) research project submission process
Conduct literature searches and reviews as requested
Maintain the security and confidentiality of all study materials and data
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.?? As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.?? Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
Bachelor's degree in public health, natural or social science preferred
2 years of work experience in public health or health policy (this can include internship and other related experiences) preferred
Experience working in data storage and reporting system (REDCap preferred)
Basic knowledge of statistical programming (i.e., SAS and/or R)
Comfortable working with an in-person or virtual interpreter
Bilingual language skills are a plus
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Excellent interpersonal skills, dependable, and motivated
Ability to relate effectively in-person and by phone with diverse groups of patients, community members, physicians, nurses, and researchers
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Detailed record keeping and organization of work
Proactive approach to learning new tasks and problem-solving
Ability to work independently as well as in groups
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.
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 under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.