• Research Project Coordinator- Pathology Core Facility

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/5/2018 5:39 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Research - Laboratory
  • 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 28th 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 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

    Job Description

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is seeking a Research Project Coordinator for the Precision Pathology Biobanking Center (PPBC), a newly established Collaborative Research Center in the Department of Pathology. As an integral member of the PPBC and in compliance with all regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements, this person will oversee research projects and data and sample collections within the PPBC.



    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 reports to all necessary parties on the progress of the research project, database, or protocol, as needed.
    • Serve as primary point of contact for pathology specimen requests; work independently to coordinate sample requests for research studies and clinical trials
    • 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
    • Participate in special projects and task forces as determined by management
    • Assist in managing departmental data
    • Perform regular audits to ensure that the data collected is complete and accurate and to ensure that the research project was carried out as outlined
    • Communicate with staff at all levels (principal investigators, clinical and research support staff)
    • Participate or coordinate on both interdepartmental and intradepartmental organization-wide research projects as requested
    • Provide clerical and administrative support, such as filing and scheduling meetings and appointments as needed; provide leadership and organizational support to new research initiatives

    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 and research samples

    You have:

    • At least 2 years of relevant (clinical research) experience (1 year with Masters), or as determined by hiring manager
    • A Master's degree is preferred
    • Experience in biological/clinical research and/or other applicable research investigation is preferred. Relevant graduate work would be considered in lieu of minimum experience.
    • Excellent communication, attention to detail, information and time management, administrative and computer skills


    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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