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The Cancer Support Community (CSC), the largest nonprofit provider of social and emotional support for people affected by cancer, is seeking a Research Fellow at their Research & Training Institute (RTI).
Candidates should have passion and experience in social and behavioral science (e.g., psychology), quantitative research, and cancer survivorship. A primary role of the Research Fellow is to serve as a scientific liaison and engagement specialist with other internal, interdepartmental, and external stakeholders. The Research Fellow will work closely with Research Directors to identify and execute stakeholder engagement plans to enhance project recruitment including the development of new community and hospital partnerships. The Research Fellow will also closely support the dissemination and translation of key learnings to a broad range of non-scientific audiences including patients, caregivers, health care providers, policymakers, and others. Competitive candidates will have strong experience in collaborating with internal stakeholders to inform research planning and data presentation, and writing for a variety of audiences including translate complex research findings to language for various non-research audiences. This position requires completion of administrative, organizational, logistic, financial, and workshop planning tasks. The Research Fellow will report to the Executive Director and will largely be responsible for his/her own time management with respect to setting and meeting deadlines. Because you will work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, you must be comfortable on cross-functional teams, and be adept at thinking on your feet.
CSC offers several options for where you may work. The position may be located at a CSC headquarters office in Washington DC, Philadelphia, or New York, on a full-time basis or on a hybrid (in office/ work from home) model. You may also choose to work remotely from any location in the United States.
This is a one-year fellowship position with potential for renewal and/or permanent position pending available grant funding.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Translating our social and behavioral research findings to lay-language, and creating accessible presentations and promotional language for internal and external stakeholders
- Prepare and synthesize research findings from the RTI for consumption by both internal and external stakeholders
- Engage new stakeholders to support project recruitment and diversity, with particular focus on RTI’s Cancer Experience Registry online research survey.
- Support the Senior Director, Research on research collaborations with our academic partners conducting federally-funded behavioral intervention research, including supporting project outreach needs and tracking enrollment progress at CSC Network Partner sites
- Manage the RTI portions of the CSC Website for RTI content and research postings, as well as internal postings for affiliates
- Collaborate with 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 that are in adherence with the most up-to-date CSC branding/design specifications
- Owning and managing aspects of the RTI intern program
- Support development and implementation of promotional plans for research projects
- Manage ongoing outreach to advisory boards and key partners
- Manage logistics of advisory board and expert panel meetings, summits, including assist with meeting coordination, and content support
- Deliver reports on grant deliverable & strategic plan tactic progress. Customize project templates to match a project’s actual workflow
- Develop relationships by attending community events and activities, managing and staffing exhibit booths, and represent CSC at external stakeholder meetings
- Support leadership with client meetings and subsequent discussions around scope, performance, and design
- Other duties as assigned
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)
- Minimum of two years of project or operations management experience, preferably in a research department. If demonstrating experience with internships or volunteer/extracurricular activities, please specify in cover letter
- Experience providing high quality, detail-oriented presentations and reports with data visualizations
- Experience leading medium-sized projects with multidisciplinary teams or serving as associate project on large-scale complex studies
- Excellent project management, budget management and client management skills
- Highly organized with the ability to complete multiple tasks and deliverables within tight timeframes and during periods with competing priorities
- Highly motivated and self-directed, including the ability to work independently, to take a leading role on assigned projects, and to multi-task effectively while maintaining attention to detail, accuracy of work product, and meeting deadlines
- Team player, creative thinker, effective problem-solver, and customer service orientation.
- Highly effective interpersonal skills, with the ability to quickly develop productive, collaborative relationships with CSC staff, leadership, partners and other external stakeholders
- General administrative skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, and Smartsheets
- Excellent written and oral communications skills required
- Experience managing medical or advisory board review processes a plus
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 retirement plan with employer match.
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About Cancer Support Community
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a global non-profit network of 175 locations, including CSC and Gilda's Club centers, health-care partnerships, and satellite locations that deliver more than $50 million in free support services to patients and families. In addition, CSC administers a toll-free helpline and produces award-winning educational resources that reach more than one million people each year. Formed in 2009 by the merger of The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club, CSC also conducts cutting-edge research on the emotional, psychological, and financial journey of cancer patients. In addition, CSC advocates at all levels of government for policies to help individuals whose lives have been disrupted by cancer. In January 2018, CSC welcomed Denver-based nonprofit MyLifeLine, a digital community that includes more than 40,000 patients, caregivers, and their supporters that will enable CSC to scale its digital services in an innovative, groundbreaking way. For more information, visit www.CancerSupportCommunity.org
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Cancer Support Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer