Clinical Research Assistant

About The Unit: The Section of Hematology/Oncology has a proud and long tradition of excellence in research-based patient care and clinical discovery. Ranked among the finest cancer programs in the country, the Section is comprised of nationally and internationally known faculty with expertise in all major types of malignancies, blood disorders, and experimental therapies.

Unit Job Summary: The Clinical Research Assistant will perform research related to cancer genetics and inherited predisposition to cancer. The laboratory research focuses on understanding the role of germline genetics in individuals with a familial predisposition to cancer and how these families can help our understanding of sporadic disease. The position requires the ability to perform tasks independently and with minimal supervision. Collaborations with other laboratories and investigators within the Section and Department are routine.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree in Biology, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology, Medical Technology, Biochemistry or related discipline required. Master's degree in Public Health or Epidemiology preferred.

Unit Experience: One year of relevant research experience preferred. Previous patient recruitment experience preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Knowledge in relevant scientific field required. Knowledge of research techniques or methods required. Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required. Analytical skills required. Problem-solving skills required. Attention to detail required. Organizational skills required. Verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.