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Research Study Assistant (Part-Time, Spanish Fluency Required)

Research Study Assistant (Part-Time, Spanish Fluency Required)

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USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 
Allied Health - All

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Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.


For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

Hours: Initial training M-F 9 am – 5 pm; Variable schedule M-F 8 am to 6 pm based on needs.


Department Overview: 


The Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service works towards equity of health for minority and immigrant populations through service, outreach, education, training, and research initiatives. The Research Study Assistant will work on an NIH funded project aimed to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates among Mexican/American children. Research activities primarily will be conducted at the Ventanilla de Salud (Health Windows) program within the NYC Mexican Consulate. This position requires the incumbent to complete tasks of moderate to standard difficulty under limited supervision alongside our community partners. He/she will be responsible for patient enrollment, patient interviews, data collection, data entry, and management, along with various other research support duties. Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Psychology, or related field is strongly preferred; Spanish fluency required. Ideal candidate should have some clinical research experience, excellent time management, organizational and communication skills, and a genuine interest in working in health disparities research.


You Have:

  • Excellent Communication, attention to detail, information and time management, administrative and Computer Skills
  • Language Requirement - Spanish
  • A Bachelor’s degree OR High school diploma with 2 years medical or research experience at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK)

You Are:

  • A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
  • Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
  • Able to hold yourself and others accountable in order to achieve goals and live up to commitments
  • An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding
  • Resilient in recovering from setbacks and skilled at finding detours around obstacles
  • Flexible in your approach and demeanor in order to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances
  • Interested in medical terminology and science
  • You are comfortable with or interested in working with and organizing large amounts of data


You Will:


  • Be responsible for data collection including utilizing appropriate methodologies to collect human subject information for a research project, database and/or protocol (clinical trial) by reviewing patient charts, existing databases, and other sources within a specified timeframe
  • Interact with team members and individuals across MSK regarding data input
  • Generate data reports and deliver to all necessary parties on the progress of research project, database or protocol
  • Ensure that all appropriate Institutional, State, and Federal regulations are followed throughout the research project, database or protocol, and that research protocols are approved by Institutional Review Board and all regulatory documentation is completed
  • Provide clerical and administrative support, such as filing and scheduling meetings and appointments as needed




MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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