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Research Assistant IV Non-Lab (Project Manager)

Position Deleted on 7/01/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Boston, MA
Admin - Laboratory and Research
Full Time

Auto req ID: 29748BR
School/Unit: Harvard School of Public Health
Department: Social and Behavioral Science

Duties & Responsibilities:
The National Institutes of Health has recently provided funding for a randomized trial testing three different interventions for the early detection of skin cancer among childhood cancer survivors treated earlier with radiation. Participants are members of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study cohort consisting of participants from 27 cancer centers in the United States and Canada.

Multiple universities and centers are involved in grant activities including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Emory University, and the Dana Farber Cancer Center.

Working with the Principal Investigator and Project Director, main tasks will include:

  • Communication and collaboration with affiliated research personnel at all locations
  • Development of survey instruments and tracking mechanisms
  • Database management
  • Financial reporting
  • IRB amendments
  • Direct interactions with participants regarding physician visits and pathology reports
  • Assistance in conducting qualitative data collection for website and text messaging component
  • Report and manuscript preparation
  • Frequent interactions with study recruitment core situated at St. Jude, regarding distribution of consents, HIPAA paperwork, and surveys.
Please note : This is a grant-funded position through 6/30/2014

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • 2-3 years of experience in community based or academic based health education study. Relevant coursework may count towards experience.
  • Must have working knowledge of Window-based computers (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Endnote)
Additional Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in public health preferred
  • Must be flexible, able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, work independently and in a team context, able to balance priorities, respond to shifting deadlines, and manage a variety of time-sensitive activities while maintaining close attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills needed.
  • The position requires good judgment, diplomacy, creativity, the ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and rigorous attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills needed.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations (i.e., racial/ethnic, income, and education level)
Additional Information:

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:

Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.

Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

Join HSPH to support our mission of health research & education and be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!

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Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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