Full-time, Paid, Research Associate, Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer

February 3, 2020

Position Description 
The THANC (Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer) Foundation is seeking students to work as Research Associates. The  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.

Responsibilities include: 

  • collaborating with an interdisciplinary group of physicians and 

    researchers affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center to conduct and publish clinical research

  • developing an educational website for patients and their families

  • maintaining a disease-specific electronic medical record system

  • spending time observing thyroid and head and neck surgery in the operating room.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree
  • Strong interest in pursuing a career in medicine 
  • Robust scientific background 
  • Excellent writing abilities 
  • Previous experience in a clinical environment preferred

Time Commitment 
Full-time, with a minimum commitment of two years. 


To apply, please submit a cover letter adressed to Dr. Urken, and an updated CV through the application portal on the Foundation's website.  Additionally, please send two letters of recommendation to [email protected], Recommenders should send their letters directly. Early applicants will be given priority. 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. 

For more information, visit their website or send them an email