Research Assistant - Maine Lung Cancer Coalition - #2008390


Date: 25/11/2021
City: Peaks Island, ME
Contract type: Full time


Conduct a variety of research activities related to the collection, organization, and analysis of data under the general supervision of the principal investigator (PI) or senior staff. Assist scientists working in areas such as epidemiology, psychology, sociology, clinical research, statistics, decision science, health care utilization and outcomes research, evaluation research, community-based studies, intervention research, and secondary analysis of large data sets. Set up, maintain, and operate databases and computer equipment. Must be able to recognize problems or deviations from the experimental design and protocol and notify appropriate staff. Master routine data collection procedures and analysis techniques to achieve the overall goals of the study. Position availability is directly related to grant funding.

The individual in this role will work primarily on the grant-funded Maine Lung Cancer Coalition (MLCC), a statewide, multi-sector partnership that conducts research and data analysis, clinical practice and quality improvement, policy and advocacy, and implementation and messaging to reduce the burden of lung cancer in the state. This individual will play a key role in supporting the work of the MLCC, including coordinating activities across Work Groups and diverse statewide partners, project management, communications, and assisting with grant submissions to further the scientific and programmatic aims of the MLCC. This individual may also work on other grant funded projects as needed.

This position is based within the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), part of the Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI). CORE is a multidisciplinary research center supporting the advancement of patient-centered outcomes research, biostatistics & epidemiology, behavioral research, health care delivery research, implementation science, public health and health policy at MaineHealth. In addition, MMCRI and CORE cultivate strong research and educational collaborations with external partners including Northeastern University’s Roux Institute, University of New England, University of Southern Maine, University of Vermont, Dartmouth, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, The Jackson Laboratory, other health care delivery systems, community organizations, and state and local government agencies.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • License/Certifications: N/A
  • Experience: 3+ years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated ability above that of a Research Assistant I.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and work effectively with others.
  • Visual acuity, manual dexterity, math skills and a scientific acumen are required.
  • Ability to use a computer and statistical software package, to collect and enter data.

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