Full-time, Paid, Research Assistant, Oncology

February 1, 2022

Fri., Jan. 14

The THANC (Thyroid, Head, and Neck Cancer) Foundation

Position Description 
The THANC (Thyroid, Head, and Neck Cancer) Foundation is seeking a research assistant to collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of physicians and researchers affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center to conduct and publish clinical research.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Developing an educational website for patients and their families
  • Coordinating and overseeing a weekly virtual journal club
  • Observing thyroid and head and neck surgery in the operating room
  • Shadowing at an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) clinic.

Position Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (in any field)
  • Must have a strong interest in pursuing a career in medicine
  • Must have completed the MCAT before their start date
  • Have a robust scientific background and excellent writing abilities
  • Previous experience in a clinical environment a plus

Time Commitment
Full-time, with a one-year commitment


Please submit a cover letter (addressed to Dr. Urken) and an updated CV (including GPA) through the application portal on the THANC Foundation website. Additionally, please have two letters of recommendation sent to
[email protected]. Recommenders should email their letters directly. Please note that
all letters should include letterhead and the recommender’s signature. The application deadline is
February 1st, 2022, but priority will be given to early applicants. Interviews will begin in late February
and will be offered on a rolling basis. If selected for an interview, you will be required to complete a
writing assignment.