Research Associate, Cancer Prevention and Control Program - Georgetown University Medical Center

Washington D.C.
Mar 27, 2017
Jul 26, 2017
Analyst, Research
Education, Research
Full Time
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Research Associate, Cancer Prevention and Control Program - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown's Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program is the primary nexus for population science-focused research at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC). Its mission is to conduct population sciences research across the translational spectrum from discovery to interventions to policy. Members carry out research in epidemiology, biomarker development, genetics, behavioral science and health services.

The Research Associate assists with projects in the CPC Program's Modeling Core, including several large NIH grants focused on modeling policy options for cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment in the US population over time.  The Modeling Core also has projects evaluating genomic applications in breast cancer treatment and exploring the impact of provider, patient, and system factors on development of cost-effective strategies for the delivery of community personalized cancer care.  Reporting to the Director of Comparative Effectiveness and Modeling Research, the Research Associate has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Abstracts and synthesizes data from the literature or extant RCT or observational data sets, request data, graph and analyze results for presentation. Conduct computer programming for data analysis.
  • Maintains documentation of model inputs and sources; update project website as needed.
  • Participates in writing manuscripts, progress and other reports, and other documents as assigned; participant in new grant preparation, scheduling and coordinating monthly conference calls and meetings.
  • Conducts data management and analysis for model inputs as well as other purposes.
  • Interacts with and directs staff for other modeling teams to ensure that data are used properly and are tailored for each model, and answers questions and address needs of collaborators.


  • Master's level in epidemiology, biostatistics, modeling, cost- and comparative-effectiveness or health services/policy research
  • 1 to 2 years of experience at MPH, MS, or MHS level - doctoral students encouraged to apply. 
  • Experience writing scientific papers and performing literature reviews
  • Experience working with health data and large national datasets such as SEER
  • Cancer epidemiology, SAS programming or the equivalent work experience with SAS
  • Computer literacy in such applications as MSWord, PowerPoint, RefMan, and desktop
  • Proficiency in SAS and/or STATA
  • Strong statistical analysis skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Detail orientation and well organized
  • Ability to interact with large teams of collaborators

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