Recruitment/Posting Title Program Assistant
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Administrative Services
Department Epi-Cancer Health Disparity
Our vision is to be a statewide, national and world leader of scientific discovery, transdisciplinary engagement, translation, patient care and education that improves outcomes for cancer patients and populations.
We will accomplish this by conducting innovative basic, clinical and population research and cutting-edge patient- centered care that expands our understanding of the etiology and biology of cancer; facilitates the rapid translation of laboratory-based discoveries into human studies; develops new approaches and interventions for cancer prevention that decrease cancer incidence and mortality; and develops new and better therapies to decrease suffering and mortality from cancer.
Curiosity and Discovery, Integrity, Collaboration, Respect and Caring, Perseverance.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Program Assistant for Cancer Health Equity and Engagement at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The primary purpose of the Program Assistant position is to assist the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Cancer Health Equity team with participant recruitment and collecting data from studies. This position is responsible for screening, consenting, and enrolling participants, and ensuring the accuracy of data collected from research participants, information transcribed from patient medical records/survey forms and other sources onto study specific case report forms or into electronic data capture systems. May also assist with intervention implementation and fidelity checks. Ensures protocol compliance per Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines, Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), institutional guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) set forth by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) and as explicated in study specific procedures. This position is contingent upon grant funding.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Recruits participants, conducts informed consent, and collects data for assigned research studies according to protocols.
Conducts study assessments, interviews, and/or interventions with participants, maintaining adherence to protocols. May conduct qualitative data analysis. Submits to regular evaluations for intervention quality assurance.
Works with complex computerized records systems and maintains security and integrity.
In collaboration with the leadership, study staff and other research staff, contractors, physicians and/or other health providers, obtains source documents (i.e. medical record documentation), as needed. Submits specialized reports as needed.
Maintains research record (e.g. patient consent, eligibility, Case Report Forms (CRF), surveys, participant correspondence, intervention materials, registration confirmation, corresponding source documents, etc.) for all study participants.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Annual Minimum Salary 44508.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 52966.000
Annual Maximum Salary 62387.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description HPAE, Local 5094
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP
Minimum Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant science or related field (e.g. Public Health, Biology, Psychology, etc.)
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Must be dependable, flexible, and people-oriented. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, have excellent organizational, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills and interpersonal skills, holds self accountable to high standards of professional excellence, be able to maximize resources and be efficient, seek and accept personal and professional responsibility and growth on a continued basis.
Effective oral and written communication skills required. Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
English fluency required, Spanish fluency desirable.
Must adjust hours to meet demands. Must be able to work some weekend evenings and Saturdays, as needed (within the usual workweek).
This position is based in New Brunswick but may require travel to study sites in Newark, Piscataway, and other NJ locations.
Applicants may substitute additional related experience such as laboratory, clinical or medical experience for the education requirements on a year-for-year basis.
Prior experience in human subject research with cancer patients and survivors, qualitative data analysis, and behavioral intervention research studies preferred.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25 lbs. Light physical activity possible.
Office environment. Moderate noise.
Posting Number 21ST2915
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Do you have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant science or related field (e.g. Public Health, Healthcare Administration, etc.)?
- Do you have prior experience in human subject research with cancer patients and survivors, qualitative data analysis, and behavioral intervention research studies?
Cover Letter/Letter of Application