The National Society of Genetic Counselors’ (NSGC) Practice Guidelines Committee (PGC) seeks a part-time research assistant to support development of its evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. This is a dynamic position that provides an opportunity to help shape the practice of genetic counseling.
Candidates must be able to commit 10-15 hours per week consistently until the end of 2019, with the possibility of an extension. Ideal candidates will have an interest in genetic counseling, evidence-based medicine, clinical research, and/or systematic evidence review and guideline development.
Background: The PGC manages development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on behalf of the NSGC. Each guideline includes a systematic evidence review (SER) and a clinical practice guideline that is based on evidence from the SER. Separate author groups work on each SER and practice guideline. The PGC employs a part-time methodologist with expertise in SER and guideline development to provide overall guidance to author groups. Under the training and supervision of the PGC methodologist, the Research Assistant will support author groups in the duties and responsibilities listed below. For more information, visit https://www.nsgc.org/practiceguidelines.
Duties and Responsibilities
Support SER author groups and practice guideline author groups, under the guidance of a methodologist
Under the guidance of a methodologist, assist author groups with data extraction from research papers, data formatting and cleaning
After training, serve as a secondary reviewer for SERs including for abstract screening and full text review
Assist methodologist with data analysis
Format tables and figures for manuscripts
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), Google Docs/Sheets/forms
Familiarity with EndNote and Covidence software preferred but not necessary
Basic understanding of epidemiological topics including study design and statistical analysis
Basic understanding of genetic counseling and genetics
Strong attention to detail
Agile learner, enthusiastic and motivated to take on new tasks
Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects
Ability to prioritize projects in response to shifting needs
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Research experience a plus
Application Deadline: October 31, 2019
Interested candidates should submit a CV/resume and brief statement of interest (word document or pdf) to Molly Giammarco at firstname.lastname@example.org