Project Coordinator - Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
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The Project Coordinator position supports the breast cancer research activities of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - Cancer Prevention and Control Program. The Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) seeks to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer through innovative basic and clinical research, patient care, community education and outreach, and the training of cancer specialists for the future. Founded in 1970, LCCC is one of only 41 institutions in the nation designated by the NCI as a comprehensive cancer center, and it is the only comprehensive cancer center in the Washington, DC area. Cancer Prevention and Control Program (CPC). The goal of the program 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. Since its inception in 1993, the former Cancer Control Program (now CPC) has received excellent to outstanding ratings in Cancer Center Support Grant reviews. Our faculty represents diverse backgrounds and interests, and includes: behavioral scientists, health services researchers, epidemiologists, community researchers, psychologists, decision analysts, health economists, ethicists, and statisticians.
This position relates to project management and implementation of several awarded grants pertaining to health equity, translational genomics, and cancer disparities research. Overall, all research projects are related to addressing cancer prevention and control in socio-economically disadvantaged populations, racial/ethnic subgroups, and other groups that bear disproportionate cancer burden in the US. Exemplar activities include the completion of general research related tasks such preparation of IRB documents, ensuring accurate and timely reporting of data to meet institutional and federal regulations, developing and sustaining relationships with community based organizations and other institutions, coordinating research activities from multiple sites, coordinating research activities of the study team, including training and managing research assistants and student volunteers, consenting and interviewing participants, developing intervention materials, data collection surveys and interviews, qualitative and quantitative data coding and analysis, writing reports, assisting with grant writing, assisting with manuscripts writing, taking the lead in writing manuscripts.
The Project Coordinator will coordinate and manage the proper execution of several Federally-funded projects that aim to reduce cancer disparities in underserved populations. The projects include:
a five-year multi-site grant to test a culturally targeted video in a randomized controlled trial (N=300);
an assessment of the impact of Covid-19 in African American and Latina breast cancer survivors (N=100);
an international collaborative project between Georgetown University and countries in Latin to implement a training on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer for community health workers in Latin America in Spanish.
A randomized controlled trial to test the impact of a culturally targeted telephone genetic counseling intervention in Latina women (n=60),
and a randomized controlled trial to test the impact of a web-based education intervention in African American and Latina women (n=100).
These grants advance not only important institutional mission to promote health equity but also National Moonshot Goals and Global Sustainable development goals.
The Project Coordinator will directly report to Alejandra Hurtado de Mendoza (Assistant Professor). In this role, the project coordinator will be in touch with other coordinators and principal investigators in the Cancer Prevention and Control department and in other collaborating institutions. She will have a close relationship with the director of operations. Moreover, she will closely interact with community organizations and maintain a good relationship between community partners and the department. Research Assistants and student volunteers will report both to the project coordinator and the principal investigator, Alejandra Hurtado de Mendoza.
Candidates will need to have a BA or BS in Psychology or closely related fields.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are required
Excellent communication, organization, and time management skills
Cultural competence. Previous interactions/communications with individuals from diverse backgrounds
Experience working both independently and collaboratively in a team
Fluency in Spanish and English
Experience in Academic writing
Ethical research training Knowledge and experience with IRB protocols
Preferred requirements: at least 3 years of Prior research experience; previous experience with survey design, informed consent, and participant interviewing; conflict management; master's Degree completed or in process; Proficiency in Excel, data collection and participant management tools (e.g., REDCap); excellent interpersonal skills; knowledge of statistical analysis and programs (e.g., SPSS, SAS, STATA, R, minitab); knowledge of qualitative analysis and programs.
The ideal candidate will have previous experience with and knowledge of hereditary breast cancer and ovarian cancer, and genetic counseling and genetic testing. The ideal candidate will have an interest in continuing their career or pursuing a Ph.D. in a related area.
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