This is a full-time position required for a funded research project to study the structural, functional and genetic correlates of adjuvant treatments on cognition in older women with breast cancer. This national, multi-site study requires attention to detail, a focus on data quality, the ability to multi-task, and strong interpersonal skills in order to interact with oncologists, surgeons, neurologists, site nursing staff and research associates, and patients and their families.
The candidate will be responsible for obtaining informed consent, conducting in person neuropsychological test batteries and patient interviews, conducting remote administration of neuropsychological assessments, coordinating in-person and remote venipuncture for patients, conducting neuroimaging, managing and entering data, tracking lab specimen collection and shipments, and interpreting reports on study benchmarks and results.
The candidate will receive highly specialized training in neuropsychological testing and complicated lab and blood processing protocols. The candidate will work closely with the staff at area hospitals and practices to identify and recruit patients before they start treatment and will support in recruitment of friend controls. The candidate will provide protocol training and oversight for 5 external Research Associates and act as primary liaison for all study-related questions.
The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree. A Master’s degree in public health, behavioral neuroscience, neuropsychology or a related field is a plus. The candidate will have experience in data collection with patients, working in a research setting, and experience interpreting data. Must possess excellent time management, oral, and written communication skills and must have the ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple tasks. This position reports to the Project Director of the unit.
Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.