Internship - Research - Data Handling & Analysis
Philadelphia, PA 
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Please send a resume and cover letter to research@cancersupportcommunity.org, subject line: “Research Intern – Data Handling and Analysis.” The cover letter should express your specific interest in this position and highlight your personal experiences and qualifications that align with those requested, especially as they relate to your statistical and analytic abilities.
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Special Instructions
Please send a resume and cover letter to research@cancersupportcommunity.org, subject line: “Research Intern – Data Handling and Analysis.” The cover letter should express your specific interest in this position and highlight your personal experiences and qualifications that align with those requested, especially as they relate to your statistical and analytic abilities.
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RESEARCH INTERN – DATA HANDLING AND ANALYSIS

PHILADELPHIA, PA

The Research and Training Institute (RTI) at the Cancer Support Community is seeking a Research Intern, with a focus on data handling and statistical analyses, for the Fall and Spring semester. The RTI is conveniently located in Center City, Philadelphia, and is easily accessible via public transportation.  Please note that the position could potentially allow for remote work, as is necessary to be in accordance with the ongoing restrictions and precautions related to COVID-19. The roles and responsibilities are described below.

The Research and Training Institute (RTI) is a research center dedicated to psychosocial and behavioral cancer research and training.  Our goal is to assure that 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 includes doctoral-level social scientists, as well as Master’s and Bachelor’s-level social scientists and public health researchers.
Current RTI projects include the Cancer Experience Registry (an ongoing online survey examining the psychosocial and emotional impact of cancer on social life, work, stress, physical functioning, and other domains), evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of distress screening for cancer patients and cancer care,  as well as the development and validation of a distress screening, referral, and follow-up program for individuals with specific language requirements (e.g., primarily Spanish speaking) or other life-threatening conditions (e.g, HIV). Additional projects include scale refinement and survey data collection for important topics in the cancer space, including patient empowerment, the current and future impact of COVID-19, and treatment decision making.
Through this internship, the Research Intern will gain valuable experience in data entry, management, and analysis, research project management, program development and delivery, and much more, including possible contributions to grant submissions, conference presentations, and publications. The Research Intern will work closely with a primary mentor, one of the RTI’s Research Directors and Managers, to provide support for multiple research initiatives related to the psychosocial impact of cancer and other life-threatening illnesses on patients and caregivers. The ideal candidate for this internship is a self-starter, with strong verbal, written, and analytic skills, and a keen interest in research.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Help with the coordination of multiple research initiatives related to the cancer experience.
  2. Provide support for the Cancer Experience Registry online platform as needed, including accessing server data and creating research reports and presentations for diverse audiences (patients, physicians, academic conferences, etc.).
  3. Assist with creating, launching, and monitoring online surveys.
  4. Assist with coding, cleaning, and analyzing of survey data, using Excel, SPSS, and/or R.
  5. Support the maintenance of study records for multiple research initiatives.
  6. Assist with key aspects of project management, such as providing support for Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions and tracking project timeline and key deliverables. 
  7. Collaborate effectively with other interns and members of the research team.
  8. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
 QUALIFICATIONS
  • Currently pursuing a bachelor or master degree, or recent college graduates, in social and behavioral sciences or data analytics (e.g., Epidemiology, Psychology, Statistics, Public Health, Health Information, Data Informatics, Computer Science, or related field).
  • Knowledge of research ethics and experience conducting independent research projects. Up-to-date CITI training preferred, with knowledge of best practices for data handling, management, and storage.
  • Outstanding internet research and computer skills. Familiarity with SPSS is required and familiarity with an additional statistical platform, like Stata or R, is highly preferred. Ability to conduct basic statistical analyses (e.g., correlations, t-tests, regressions) with a desire to learn more advanced statistical approaches as needed (e.g., factor analysis, modeling). 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 flexibility to switch between multiple projects as needed. General administrative skills, including ease with Outlook, Microsoft Office (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a resume and cover letter to research@cancersupportcommunity.org, subject line: “Research Intern – Data Handling and Analysis.” The cover letter should express your specific interest in this position and highlight your personal experiences and qualifications that align with those requested, especially as they relate to your statistical and analytic abilities.

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: direct service delivery, research and 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 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.
 

 

Apply Now
Special Instructions
Please send a resume and cover letter to research@cancersupportcommunity.org, subject line: “Research Intern – Data Handling and Analysis.” The cover letter should express your specific interest in this position and highlight your personal experiences and qualifications that align with those requested, especially as they relate to your statistical and analytic abilities.
Position Summary
Employment Type
Part Time
Hours per Week
20
Period of Employment
Fall
Type of Compensation
Paid
College Credits Earned
No
Tuition Assistance
No
Required Student Status
Open
Preferred Majors
Computer Science/Information Technology, Psychology, Public Health
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