Research Specialist II - Georgetown University Medical Center

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Research Specialist II - Georgetown University Medical Center

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.


This is a full-time position required for a funded research project to study the structural, functional and genetic correlates of adjuvant treatments on cognition in older women with breast cancer. This national, multi-site study requires attention to detail, a focus on data quality, the ability to multi-task, and strong interpersonal skills in order to interact with oncologists, surgeons, neurologists, site nursing staff and research associates, and patients and their families.

The Research Specialist will be responsible for obtaining informed consent, conducting in person neuropsychological test batteries and patient interviews, conducting remote administration of neuropsychological assessments, coordinating in-person and remote venipuncture for patients, conducting neuroimaging, managing and entering data, tracking lab specimen collection and shipments, and interpreting reports on study benchmarks and results.

The Research Specialist will receive highly specialized training in neuropsychological testing and complicated lab and blood processing protocols. The candidate will work closely with the staff at area hospitals and practices to identify and recruit patients before they start treatment and will support in recruitment of friend controls. The candidate will provide protocol training and oversight for 5 external Research Associates and act as primary liaison for all study-related questions.

The Research Specialist will have experience in data collection with patients, working in a research setting, and experience interpreting data. Must possess excellent time management, oral, and written communication skills and must have the ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple tasks.

Work Interactions

Due to the collaborative nature of this funded project, excellent communication skills are necessary for routine interactions with the site PI and study team, as well as oncologists, surgeons, neurologists and research associates. The candidate will also have regular interaction with patients and their families. This position reports to the Project Director of the unit.


  • The candidate must have a bachelor's degree. A Master's degree in public health, behavioral neuroscience, neuropsychology or a related field is a plus.
  • The candidate will have experience in data collection with patients, working in a research setting, and experience interpreting data.
  • Must possess excellent time management, oral, and written communication skills and must have the ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple tasks.

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 6/10/2033
Work Type: Full Time