Research Specialist 1, Cancer Prevention & Control Program (CPC)

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Research Specialist 1, Cancer Prevention & Control Program (CPC)

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Research Specialist 1, Cancer Prevention & Control Program (CPC) - Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Georgetown University's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) seeks to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer through innovative basic and clinical research, patient care, community education and outreach, and the training of cancer specialists for the future. Founded in 1970, LCCC is one of only 41 institutions in the nation designated by the NCI as a comprehensive cancer center, and it is the only comprehensive cancer center in the Washington, DC area.

The Research Specialist 1 works on several projects that aim to reduce cancer disparities in underserved populations. The projects include an assessment of the impact of COVID-19 in African American and Latina breast cancer survivors (N=100); and an ACS multisite five year project to assess the impact of a survivor led intervention to improve doctor-patient communication and enhance treatment adherence among African American women diagnosed with breast cancer. Duties include but are not limited to:

Coordination and implementation of research projects

  • Consent study participants
  • Conduct surveys and interviews with study participants
  • Data entry
  • Data analysis

Manuscript and grant writing
  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Contribute to manuscript writing
  • Contribute to grant writing

Institutional Review Boards (IRB)
  • Develop IRB protocols
  • Communicate with IRB
  • Develop IRB

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Health Science, Public Health, Epidemiology, Anthropology or a closely related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent communication, organization, and time management skills
  • Cultural competence
  • Previous interactions/communications with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience working both independently and collaboratively in a team
  • Fluency in Spanish and English
  • Experience in academic writing

Preferred qualifications
  • Prior research experience; previous experience working at hospital settings, experience with IRB protocols, experience conducting interviews and surveys, and/or experience with data collection and participant management tools (e.g., REDCap), and statistical analysis and programs (e.g., SPSS, SAS)
  • An interest in continuing their career or pursuing a Master's program in a related area

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Posted: 2/16/2021
Application Due: 2/16/2033
Work Type: Full Time