Research Assistant

Pennsylvania, United States
03 May 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is dedicated to changing the world through leadership in the science and practice of nursing since 1886. We were the first to offer an Ivy League nursing education for all three professional nursing degrees – baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral. The research we conduct defines the course of healthcare practice around the globe. Our students learn from the foremost leaders in nursing science. We offer a unique work environment for our employees who are inspired to be part of an organization that ‘Cares to Change the World’. Join us to become part of a vibrant community of outstanding scholars, highly talented staff and the best and the brightest students.

The research assistant will work with the team on an ongoing research project that aims to help improve head and neck cancer survivors on their self-care knowledge and skills.

The research assistant reports to the PI to ensure timely and accurate data collection and management. The research assistant will be responsible for conducting recruitment and screening activities; collecting data; entering detailed patient and pedigree data into a database program, filing, preparing data packets for research subjects, handling requests for outside medical records, assisting in subject follow-up via phone and mail, scheduling research subject visits, and administrative support such as administering surveys, scheduling meetings, and creating mailing lists.

Bachelor’s degree with 0-1 yrs of community and project experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably with experience in healthcare or an academic research setting. Strong interpersonal skills required; ability to work independently as well as part of a large interdisciplinary research team. Experience working with a diverse population and explaining a complex study in lay terms is required. Knowledge of health care settings and IRB requirements, is strongly desired. Solid organizational skills essential. Prior experience with research protocols, data analysis and conducting quantitative interviews with human subjects needed. Knowledge of electronic medical records and proficiency with MS Office suite needed; Candidate must be organized and able to prioritize. Candidate must be able to work independently, creatively problem solve and multi-task.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.