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Research Associate II

Posting Number: #063-21

Position Title: Research Associate II

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Sacramento, CA (Remote until mid-to-late 2021)

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The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.

Position Summary

Under direction from the Research Program Director II in PHI’s Cancer Registry of Greater California (CRGC), the Research Associate I (RAI) will support short- and long-term research projects at CRGC’s Research Unit. This will include conducting primary data collection such as contacting facilities and physicians to request medical records to verify patient treatment information, abstracting health-related data, and conducting basic analysis for surveillance data. The RAI will follow standard operating procedures, protocols, and quality controls as required in various research projects.  The RAI will also conduct literature reviews and assist with editorial tasks related to manuscript and conference presentation preparation.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participate in data collection efforts involving either study participants or facilities
  • Contact treatment facilities and laboratories to request/verify information relevant for cancer surveillance or research projects
  • Obtain, process, and ensure the quality of data collected
  • Conduct literature searches as needed
  • Assist with a basic analysis of registry data using tools such as SEER*Stat
  • Assist research staff with editorial tasks related to manuscript and conference presentation
  • Attend project staff meetings

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2-3 years’ experience in general research and analysis
  • Bachelor’s degree or additional 4 years of related experience in lieu of degree
  • Background in biological sciences or mathematics is helpful
  • Some experience working in a biological laboratory or clinic setting
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to complete work with minimal error
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with study team as well as facilities and study participants
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in small groups
  • Strong computer skills required with specific experience with Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, Outlook and the Internet

Desired Qualifications

  • Some experience with statistical tools such as SAS, R preferred

Important Information

  • This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position

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