August 26, 2017 | Job Opportunities

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POSITION: Psychosocial Oncology/BOLD Program Coordinator, Epidemiology & Population Health

ORGANIZATION:  Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore

POSTING DATE: August 24, 2017

SUMMARY: The PSOP/BOLD Program Coordinator would join an exciting, compassionate, and hardworking team to help provide free and culturally-accessible cancer support services to the diverse and underserved community of the Bronx. Specifically, he/she will work with the Program Director, a health psychologist, to coordinate, implement, fundraise for, and evaluate a multi-faceted psycho-oncology/integrative oncology program within the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care. The Bronx Oncology Living Daily (BOLD) Program provides FREE counseling, wellness workshops and peer support to underserved adult cancer patients and their families in English and Spanish. Workshops feature mind-body, creative arts, smoking cessation, and exercise/nutrition activities. Peer support is offered through ~15 cancer survivor volunteers called “BOLD Buddies” who act as peer navigators, and ~6 teenage/young adult children of cancer patients called “BOLD Brothers/Sister Peer Mentors”. Four mental health counseling interns provide counseling under Director’s supervision. Student interns (3-6) provide volunteer assistance in program implementation and evaluation. BOLD Consultants (4-6) assist with day-to-day patient outreach, screening, case management, advertising, data tracking, and cultural compliance. Program is supported, in part by internal funds, and in part by grants from foundations, philanthropy, and other external sources. Evaluation and research activities relevant to BOLD Program impact on patient quality of life, treatment adherence, and other measures of psychosocial oncology outcomes, are central to the mission of the program.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing daily programmatic activities (workshops/peer navigation), directing priorities of consultants, interns, and volunteers

o  Assisting with recruitment, onboarding, training, and oversight of volunteers

o  Directing psychosocial outreach, inservice, and assessment activity

  • Ensuring responsive communications with funders/patients/families (e.g., Sending Thank You cards)
  • Overseeing evaluation and research activity efforts
  • Overseeing preparation of Institutional Review Board applications, amendments, progress reports and ensuring compliance with IRB requirements
  • Overseeing process of data collection, data analysis and result reporting
  • Assisting with grant writing and fundraising activities
  • Assisting with preparation of reports required by funding agencies
  • Assisting with conference abstracts and manuscript preparation for publication
  • Serving as liaison to oncology, epidemiology, and other institutional department staff at Einstein/Montefiore (e.g. marketing, PR, Volunteer Dept, etc)
  • Setting up team meetings and other related meetings (e.g., with social workers, tumor boards, etc) towards maintaining the progress and growth of the program

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, or other social/behavioral science field and 2-3 years of behavioral/social science research experience is required.
  • Experience conducting behavioral research is preferred
  • Experience assisting faculty in the development of research grants and protocols is preferred
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis; Comfortable with basic univariate and multivariate analysis (SPSS is preferred)
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Supervisory experience is preferred
  • Flexible and works well in a team setting
  • Fluency in Spanish is desirable but not required.

HOW TO APPLY: Please contact:

Alyson Moadel-Robblee, Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Director, Psychosocial Oncology/BOLD Program
Co-Director, Integrative Oncology Program

Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care

1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 430-2696 (w)
(718) 839-7988 (fax)

 

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POSITION: Research Assistant

ORGANIZATION:  CUNY—College of Staten Island

POSTING DATE: August 23, 2017

SUMMARY: An Assistant Professor from CUNY—College of Staten Island, is looking to fill a part-time position for Research Assistance through the position of “College Assistant”. Her ethnographic research is broadly in the areas of disability rights, neoliberal governance and social justice struggles in the context of South Asia. She is a faculty with visual impairment, and is looking for an advanced Grad student (preferably Ph.D. student) to assist with research and to facilitate informational access.

You will be assisting with research pertaining to Disability Studies, International Development, Social Work, and the like. The position is at a competitive hourly rate with health insurance and other CUNY benefits after three months.

Candidates who are interested in international development, social justice and disability/diversity studies can greatly benefit. This position is ideal for those who are interested in conducting research, or are interested in pursuing a career in academics or a profession in the Social Sciences.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

1)      Assist with accessing interdisciplinary research resources, conducting literature reviews, and editing.

2)      Assist with grantwriting—searching grant databases and grant proposal editing.

3)      Facilitate informational access as needed for teaching and research materials through operating blackboard and other occupational tasks. Assist with curriculum, student records, and other administrative duties as needed.

4)      Assist with document conversion/scanning, visual formatting, editing, and with operating classroom technology when needed.

Qualifications:

1)      Background in the social sciences or humanities (current grad/PhD students strongly preferred).

2)      Interest in disability studies, globalization, international development, and diversity issues strongly preferred.

3)      Strong writing, research, and communication skills.

4)      Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and ability to use other online platforms to streamline work.

5)      Strong organizational and time management skills.

HOW TO APPLY: Please contact Dr. Vandana Chaudhry with your Resume/C.V. via email at Vandana.chaudhry@csi.cuny.edu. For additional details, call (312) 451-3884 or (718) 982-2191.

The position opens soon.