• Data Assistant, PDX Lab

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/25/2018 5:43 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 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

    Are you looking to join a team that makes a difference and have access to renowned researchers? The Department of Pediatrics has developed a truly creative program that seeks to bring discoveries from the laboratory to the bedside. This program dubbed the Pediatric Translational Medicine Program (PTMP) represents a translational program that integrates clinical genetic testing of patient tumors with in-depth molecular and biochemical characterization of tumors to help inform and guide future therapies. As the research component to the PTMP, we have developed the complementary Pediatric Experimental Validation Program (PEVP) that lies at the intersection of research and the clinic. As a part of the PEVP, we have developed an active patient-derived xenograft (PDX) tumor mouse modeling platform which are novel tools for patient-centered research projects. We are seeking a motivated Data Assistant to join our creative team. This job will play a meaningful role in the development and maintenance of the activities of the PEVP and extant Pediatric PDX program. You will be an integral member of the team and will be responsible for coordinating the acquisition of patient samples/data that will enable our creative pediatric cancer research projects.


    You will:

    • Utilize appropriate methodologies to collect human subject information for a research project, database, and/or protocol.
    • Perform abstraction of data from source records in human subject charts (e.g., laboratory or diagnostic test results, surgical /radiation treatments delivered, adverse drug reactions, Health information System (HIS), etc).
    • Use research databases (e.g. CRDB, Access, Excel, Case Report Forms) deftly to complete assigned tasks. As needed, attends training classes for understanding of program (e.g. CRDB Training).
    • Assist with and/or design databases and tools to facilitate data collection as needed for assigned research projects to ensure data collection is performed within established timeframes, or as directed by supervisor. Recommends changes/additions to established data fields.
    • Enter data into the meaningful data collection form (e.g., CRDB, various PC-based systems) as per established protocol or project timelines, performed within established timeframes, or as directed by supervisor.
    • Generate reports to all necessary parties on the progress of the research project, database, or protocol.
    • Compile data and assists in consolidating/ analyzing data for presentation. Performs and/or responds to queries and/or assist with statistically analyses, as needed.
    • Catalogs/inventories all samples processed organize and stage sample processing. enters sample collection data into digital inventory.
    • Completes requisition forms with data/PHI as required.
    • Review in house systems to confirm Specimen identity.
    • Prepare specimen submission form, Collect and Deliver bio specimens between different departments.

    You need:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in a Biological or Medical field OR Computational or Database background. #LI-POST


    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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