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Clinical Research Associate

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The THANC (Thyroid, Head, and Neck Cancer) Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to supporting research and education in the early detection and treatment of thyroid and head and neck cancer, to advancing new therapies, and to alleviating the suffering and functional impairment of patients who undergo treatment.    
Role: Research Associates collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of physicians and researchers affiliated with Mount Sinai Downtown Medical Center to conduct and publish clinical research. In addition, Research Associates play key roles in the development and maintenance of a disease-specific electronic medical record system ( and an educational website for patients and their families ( Research Associates also have the unique opportunity to spend time observing thyroid and head and neck surgeries in the operating room.   
Qualifications/Required Documents: This is a full-time position with a required two-year commitment. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree (in any field) and have a strong interest in pursuing a career in medicine. Research Associates should have a robust scientific background and excellent writing abilities. Previous experience in a clinical environment is preferred. To apply, please submit a cover letter (addressed to Dr. Urken) and an updated CV (with your GPA listed) through the application portal on the THANC Foundation website ( Additionally, please have two letters of recommendation sent to Recommenders should email their letters directly. Please note that all letters should include a letterhead and the recommender’s signature. The application deadline is February 3rd, 2020 but priority will be given to early applicants. Interviews will begin mid-February and will be offered on a rolling basis. If selected for an interview, you will be required to complete a writing assignment.
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