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Research Associate - Dept of Oncology

Wayne State University is searching for an experienced Research Associate - Dept of Oncology at its Detroit campus location.

Wayne State is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities which prepare students for success in a global society.

Essential functions (job duties):

· Liaison between academic researchers and community partners/consultants/organizational partners in Detroit and throughout the state of Michigan
· Development of outreach strategies to engage community and healthcare stakeholders in research
· Support of behavioral research in negotiating practical and regulatory barriers across multiple clinical sites and organizational
· Management and oversight project plans, project schedules, budgets, and expenditures for select research projects
· Literature reviews, data collection, report writing
· Data management and data analysis


· MPH degree or Master’s in Psychology or similar field is required
· Two or more years working in a grant-funded research setting
· Experience analyzing data (R, SPSS)
· Ability to manage multiple priorities
· Experience working with diverse populations
· Work well with community members, cancer patients, and clinical and research staff
· Possess critical thinking, analytical, problem solving, and exceptional interpersonal skills
· Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
· Demonstrate sound professional judgment and the ability to maintain confidential information


H06 - School of Medicine

Primary department:

H0632 - Oncology

Employment type:
  • Regular Employee
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Job category: Research
Funding/salary information:
  • Compensation type: Annual Salary
Working conditions:

Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Occasional evening hours along with (reimbursed) regional travel may be necessary

Job openings:
  • Number of openings: 1
  • Reposted position: No
  • Reposted reason: None (New Requisition)
Background check requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the university will inform you if a background check is required.

Equal employment opportunity statement:

Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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