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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals

Clinical Research Assistant
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the Division of Oncology, Section of Behavioral

Within the Division of Oncology, the Clinical Research Assistant II will support descriptive, intervention, and measurement development research related to psychosocial outcomes, health behaviors/health promotion, and transition to adult care. Patient populations include long-term survivors, adolescents and young adults on treatment or transitioning off treatment, and girls at increased risk for breast cancer based on family history.

The Clinical Research Assistant will help to provide oversight and coordination of all research projects from the beginning (grant preparation phase) to the end (dissemination through written manuscripts and presentations at conferences). Specific tasks include assistance with IRB protocol preparation and ongoing related documentation; recruitment of participants and related scheduling and follow-up; data collection, entry, management, and analysis; preparation of grants, manuscripts, abstracts, and presentations; oversight of research trainees; communication with collaborators; medical chart reviews; and literature reviews. The Clinical Research Assistant II is also expected to attend project-related meetings and to regularly report on project status. This full-time paid position offers opportunities to hone research and leadership skills, disseminate findings through publications and presentations, and work on multidisciplinary clinical research teams under the supervision of a pediatric psychologist, Dr. Lisa Schwartz.

Applicants should be interested in pediatric and/or health psychology research. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field; 1-2 years of related experience or a Master’s degree in Psychology, Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related field; experience with SPSS; ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at once; experience and skills working with children/adolescents and/or families; and excellent writing, interpersonal, communication, organizational, and management skills. Experience with independent research and/or managing a lab or research projects is preferred. Experience working in a hospital setting or with youth with chronic illness also preferred. Two-year minimum commitment preferred (pending funding) with a start date of late spring/early summer.

Interested individuals should email a cover letter and CV/resume to Lisa Schwartz, PhD and Lauren Brumley at Applications are currently being considered on a rolling basis.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is an interdisciplinary institution dedicated to conducting basic, clinical and translational research on conditions and diseases that affect children, and is part of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania research community.

For more information on Lisa Schwartz’s research, see:

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