The Research and Training Institute (RTI) at the Cancer Support Community is seeking a Research Intern for 12 months and at least 20 hours a week. Please note that the position could potentially allow for remote work, as is necessary to be in accordance with the ongoing restrictions and precautions related to COVID-19. The roles and responsibilities are described below.
The Research and Training Institute (RTI) is a research center dedicated to psychosocial and behavioral cancer research and training. Our goal is to assure that patient and caregiver voices are heard by bringing scientific rigor and evidence-based research together with innovative approaches to collecting, evaluating, and disseminating our findings. Current staff composition includes doctoral-level social scientists as well as master’s-level social scientists and public health researchers.
The Research Intern will work closely with the RTI’s Research Directors to facilitate the research projects of the RTI. The position involves working on varying project investigating the psychosocial impact of cancer for patients and caregivers. Through this internship, the Research Intern will gain valuable experience in research project management, program development and delivery, and much more, including possible contributions to grant submissions, conference presentations, and publications. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required. Supervision and training will be provided by doctoral- and master’s-level staff. This is an excellent research opportunity for someone pursuing a higher degree in psychology, public health, medicine, nursing, social work, or a recent college graduate with a degree in those or related fields.
· Assist with key aspects of project management, such as providing support for Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions and tracking project timeline, budget, and key deliverables
· Maintain and update research references using reference management software Endnote
· Assist on multiple research initiatives related to the cancer experience including both qualitative and quantitative work
· Provide support for all RTI research projects as needed, including creating research reports and presentations for diverse audiences (patients, physicians, industry partners, etc.)
· Collaborate cross-functionally with industry partners, quantitative researchers, organization leadership
· Provide administrative and additional task support as needed
· Able to commit at least 20 hours a week for 12 months
· Currently pursuing a master’s degree, or recent college graduates, in a human behavior related field (e.g., psychology, public health, medicine, nursing, social work) or other relevant disciplines
- Strong interest in qualitative and quantitative research and preferably an interest in psychosocial and behavioral cancer research
- Outstanding internet research and computer skills, including Microsoft Office. Ability to use online search engines (e.g., academic library, Google Scholar) to conduct thorough literature reviews and synthesize research findings; familiarity with EndNote a plus
- Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) and the ability to work independently and take a leading role on assigned projects
- Highly motivated and directed, with attention to detail and ability to multi-task effectively
- General administrative skills, including ease with Outlook, Microsoft Office (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
How to apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please also consider including an optional writing sample (i.e., a short excerpt from a literature review).
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.