Research Fellow Philadelphia, PA or Washington, DC
Executive Summary The Cancer Support Community’s Research & Training Institute (RTI) in Philadelphia, PA, is seeking a Research Fellow. Candidates should have experience and strong interest in behavioral science, cancer survivorship, and/or health service delivery research. This includes proficiency in project management and strong behavioral research experience related to quantitative research as well as experience in survey methodology. The Research Fellow will report to the Senior Director of Research and will be responsible for supporting various research projects across the RTI. Competitive candidates will have strong experience in research design and execution, collaborating with content experts to inform research planning, review and design survey instruments, build initial drafts of surveys and own the revision process until the survey goes live into the field for data collection, program the survey and its revisions in Qualtrics, and monitor for integrity for the duration of the project. The successful candidate for this role will demonstrate an ability to manage as many as 6-8 projects at a time and at varying stages of development. Although supervised by the Senior Director of Research, the Research Fellow will support multiple Research Directors and will largely be responsible for his/her own time management with respect to setting and meeting deadlines. As such, organizational skills and attention to detail are essential. Because you will work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, you must also have strong interpersonal and communication skills, be comfortable on cross-functional teams, and be adept at thinking on your feet.
This is a one-year position with renewal and/or permanent position upon available grant funding.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage day-to-date study operations (i.e. prepare study applications, determine eligibility of study participants, schedule research activities, and distribute payments)
Collect and manage participant data (i.e. prepare survey materials, program and quality test all surveys in Qualtrics, confirm data dictionary parameters with Data Scientist, distribute electronic surveys, monitor data collection for quality and recruitment progress)
Ensure that established research methodologies and procedures are followed
Collaborate with external advisors, partners, and funders around project design, dissemination, and final reports
Support research projects through data building and management and dissemination of findings (including publications, presentations, conference posters, and other scientific products) with respect to research findings and ensure quality of deliverables
Support proposal writing needs relevant to the research projects
Prepare and maintain accurate, organized, and complete records of research including IRB documentation and compliance
Track research expenditures (i.e. receipts, reimbursements, and monthly account review); monitor and manage the budget
Assist with other related Research & Training projects as needed
Assist in providing training, direction, scheduling, and problem-solving support for research interns
Support report development, including data visualizations and basic descriptive quantitative analysis
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Masters degree in social or behavioral sciences (e.g., Public Health, Psychology, Epidemiology, other related health services or social science field)
Strong project management and data management experience, including implementing research studies and developing surveys, and performing descriptive statistics
Extensive experience with Qualtrics required
Experience with statistical software packages such as SPSS
Experience providing high quality, detail-oriented presentations and reports with data visualizations
Experience in data collection with surveys
Experience in proposal/technical writing and IRB protocol submission
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams
Attention to detail and high-level organization and time management skills
Ability to translate complex concepts to non-methodologically expert audiences
Ability to support research dissemination and cultivate new partnerships
SALARY AND BENEFITS In addition to a competitive base salary, we offer: comprehensive medical, prescription, vision, and dental coverage; paid vacation and sick time; short-term and long-term disability insurance; flex spending accounts: transit, healthcare and dependent care; life insurance; and optional participation in an employee contribution Tax Sheltered Annuity plan.
ABOUT CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY As the largest professionally-led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the CSC is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. CSC achieves its mission through three areas: direct service delivery, research and advocacy. The organization includes an international network of affiliates that offer the highest quality social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer, as well as a community of support available online and over the phone. The CSC Research and Training Institute conducts cutting-edge psychosocial, behavioral and survivorship research. CSC engages in patient advocacy through its Cancer Policy Institute, informing public policy in Washington, D.C. and across the nation.
The Cancer Support Community is an equal employment opportunity employer.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org a resume and a cover letter that describes how your experience and skills relate to the above-described responsibilities and qualifications for this position.