Research Specialist II for Cancer Prevention and Control, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer

Washington D.C.
May 19, 2017
Jun 01, 2017
Analyst, Research
Full Time
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Research Specialist II for Cancer Prevention and Control, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - Georgetown University Medical Center

The Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program is the primary nexus for population science-focused research at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. 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 Specialist II provides support to a funded research project to study the structural, functional and genetic correlates of adjuvant treatments on cognition in older women with breast cancer.  S/he works closely with the staff at area hospitals and practices to identify and recruit patients before they start treatment; and interacts with oncologists, surgeons, neurologists, site nursing staff, and research associates, and with patients and their families. Reporting to the Project Manager, the Research Specialist II has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Schedules and conducts neuropsychological testing and interviews.
  • Conducts neuroimaging assessments.
  • Recruits patients and controls and obtains informed consent.
  • Oversees recruitment at collaborating institutions.
  • Addresses external RA questions.
  • Reviews and reports data trends and escalate issues.
  • Performs routine data quality assurance procedures.
  • Assists in preparing and writing reports and manuscripts.
  • Designs quarterly patient newsletter.
  • Maintains neuropsychological test materials and biospecimen materials.


  • Bachelor's degree - preference for Master's degree in public health, behavioral neuroscience, neuropsychology or a related field
  • At least 3 years of experience in data collection with patients, working in a research setting, and interpreting data
  • Excellent time management and communications - both verbal and written - skills
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple tasks 
  • Attention to detail and a data quality focus

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