Mixed Methods Research Team, Research and Training Institute (RTI)
The Research and Training Institute (RTI) at the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is seeking to hire a qualified and hard-working intern for a 1-year internship period as a member of the Mixed Methods Research Team. The ideal candidate for this internship is a self-starter, with strong verbal, written, and analytic skills, and the ability to operate in a fast-paced environment.
The RTI is a research division of the organization dedicated to psychosocial and behavioral cancer research and training. An important aim of the RTI is to explore, examine, and measure variables related to cancer research (e.g., perceived severity). It also aims to assure that we understand patient and caregiver voices are heard by bringing scientific rigor and evidence-based research together with innovative approaches to collecting, evaluating, and disseminating our findings. Current staff composition of the RTI includes doctoral-, master-, and bachelor-level social and behavioral scientists, as well as public health researchers.
The Mixed Methods Research Team Intern will work closely with the team Research Manager and Director of Research primarily to facilitate research projects both qualitatively (e.g., assisting with focus-groups and individual interviews) and quantitatively (e.g., assisting in survey design) including assisting with other project and team related tasks. This role will also support other team initiatives within RTI and throughout CSC. Additionally, the Mixed Methods Research Team Intern will have the opportunity to work with funding partners.
· Provide support for Mixed Methods Team research projects, including supporting the development of research reports and presentations for diverse audiences (i.e., patients, physicians, industry partners, etc.)
· In collaboration with Research Manager, recruit, track, and communicate with participants for Mixed Methods Team research projects
· Assist with transcription efforts, coding, and synthesis of qualitative data from focus groups and interviews
· Assist in developing focus group guides with guiding research principles
· Collaborate cross-functionally with industry partners, quantitative researchers, and organization leadership
· Assist with other duties as directed by the Research Director to further the projects and research of the RTI
- Provide administrative support
· Able to commit at least 20 hours distributed Monday-Friday per week for 12 months
· Recent college graduate or currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a human behavior related field (Public Health, HCI, Psychology, Social Science, Information Science, etc.) or in another relevant discipline
- Strong interest in qualitative research and preferably an interest in psychosocial and behavioral cancer research
- Highly skilled in internet research, collaborative meeting platforms (e.g., Microsoft Teams, Zoom), and managing various software tools and applications (e.g., Outlook, Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.).
- Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), and the ability to work independently and take a leading role on assigned projects
- Highly motivated and directed, with attention to detail and ability to multi-task effectively
- General administrative skills, esp. scheduling
ABOUT CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY
As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the CSC is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. CSC achieves its mission through three areas including 1) direct service delivery, 2) research, and 3) advocacy. The organization includes an international network of affiliates that offer the highest quality social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer, as well as a community of support available online and over the phone. The CSC Research and Training Institute (RTI) conducts cutting‐edge psychosocial, behavioral and survivorship research. CSC engages in patient advocacy through its Cancer Policy Institute, informing public policy in Washington, D.C. and across the nation.
The Cancer Support Community is an equal employment opportunity employer.