Research Assistant for Cancer and Prevention Control, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - George

Washington D.C.
Jul 28, 2017
Aug 29, 2017
Analyst, Research
Full Time
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Research Assistant for Cancer and Prevention Control, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) clinicians are dedicated to providing the best professional care, delivered with compassion, for all patients. Lombardi's internationally-renowned physicians treat virtually every type of cancer, including breast, lung, colorectal, prostate, head and neck, and cancers of the blood. Along with cutting-edge cancer care, we offer a program of innovative clinical trials and a full range of supportive care services to improve our patients' health and quality of life. The goal of The Cancer and Prevention Control (CPC) is to conduct research designed to better understand the determinants of cancer behaviors and outcomes and to reduce the burden of cancer in individuals, populations, and society. Specifically, CPC research seeks to develop, evaluate, and disseminate innovative cancer control interventions designed to reduce cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality among high-risk populations.

The Research Assistant - in a position that is a good fit for someone interested in pursuing future graduate studies - is engaged in several grants that focus on cancer prevention and control in underserved populations, including Latina women.  S/he completes general research-related tasks such as assisting with IRB, consenting and interviewing participants in Spanish and English, developing intervention materials, transcribing interviews, coordinating study sites, and assisting in manuscripts and grant writing.  Reporting to a Research Instructor and an Associate Professor, the Research Assistant had duties that include but are not limited to:

Research Studies

  • Obtains consent from study participants.
  • Coordinates study sites.
  • Conducts interviews/surveys and transcribes interviews.

Manuscript and Grant Writing

  • Conducts literature reviews.
  • Contributes to the write up of manuscripts.
  • Coordinates grant submission process.


  • Develops IRB protocols.
  • Communicates with the IRB.
  • Works on IRB amendments.


  • Bachelor's degree in Public Health or closely related fields - for example, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Epidemiology - preference for Master's degree
  • Excellent communication, organization, and time management skills
  • Previous interactions/communications with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience working both independently and collaboratively in a team

Preferred qualifications

  • Research experience
  • Fluency in Spanish

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