Summary of Position Description
This is a 100% grant-funded position, primarily dedicated to the Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative (MCGI), a statewide grant led by the Jackson Laboratory to enable widespread access to advanced cancer genomic tests in the Maine oncology community, and to increase the understanding of cancer genomics among Maine oncology practitioners.
The individual in this role is responsible for coordinating and executing the day-to-day operations of Maine Medical Center Research Institute’s (MMCRI) subcontract for the MCGI, the primary aims of which are:
- To conduct a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the needs and readiness
of the oncology community in Maine regarding the use of cancer genomic testing in clinical practice.
- To evaluate and refine educational programs, decision support tools and implementation processes for clinicians and patients who utilize cancer genomic testing.
- To evaluate longitudinal outcomes of the use of cancer genomic testing in clinical practice.
The individual in this role will work with a multidisciplinary team based at the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) at MMCRI within Maine Medical Center.
Demonstrated ability and independence above that of a Research Associate I.
Skills should include the ability to use a computer and statistical software packages to collect, enter and analyze data to report results.
Must have good organizational and personnel management skills, good project management skills, and communication skills, both oral and written.
Communication skills are sufficiently developed to present research results at regional and national conferences.
Visual acuity, manual dexterity, math skills and a scientific acumen are required.
Bachelor's degree in a related field, Master's degree preferred – an educational background in social science, public health, clinical research, health communication, or related fields is preferred.
3+ years of relevant experience with Master's degree, 5+ years with a Bachelor's degree
Previous qualitative research experience is strongly preferred.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required