Qualitative Methods Specialist - Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (part-time)

USA-NY-New York
2 months ago(11/29/2017 5:23 PM)
Requisition ID
Research - Other

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

We are seeking a part-time (possibly expandable to full-time) Qualitative Methods Specialist to work in a shared behavioral research methods facility managed by faculty within the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.


You will:

  • Work with MSK investigators to develop, plan, and implement research projects which use qualitative methodology.
  • Responsible for the collection and analysis of qualitative data and the dissemination of results for presentations, publications and future grant applications.
  • Educate trainees, faculty and staff about the Behavioral Methods Core by assisting with presentations at large group meetings.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary research teams internal to and external to MSK.
  • Train faculty and staff to code qualitative data.

You need:

  • A Master’s degree in Social Sciences: Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology or related field.
  • At least 2 years of experience in qualitative research experience including conducting focus groups or individual interviews and coding and analyzing qualitative data.
  • Knowledge of MS Office and qualitative data analysis software (e.g. Atlas.ti, Nudist, NVivo).
  • Experience in the psycho-oncology, behavioral science, patient reported outcomes.
  • Good organizational and communication skills.

Hours: 18.75 hours/week



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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