Research Asst II - Dr. Fuentes's Lab

Houston, Texas
May 18 2021
Organization Type
The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public .


The primary purpose of the Research Assistant II is to develop, implement and validate novel clinical data processing techniques for cancer research and applications. The ideal candidate is expected to have a track record in database management, mathematical model calibration, and will be expected to work in a highly interdisciplinary research environment with scientists and clinicians throughout MDACC and from partner institutions. The successful candidate should have a good understanding in data organization and software programming, demonstrating proficiency in Matlab, C, C++, MySQL, python, or R.

Computational Analysis Work with computing platforms such as Unix and Windows, to help with clinical and preclinical research projects, including developing, implementing, and evaluating imaging data acquisition, reconstruction and visualization techniques. Responsible for proactively reviewing new technical developments related to clinical and preclinical imaging, and to propose new or alternative ways in accomplishing the goals of developing projects.

Project Planning and Coordination Plan, organize, coordinate and participate in existing and new scientific research projects; Determine specific goals and objectives to be obtained, evaluate research data and develop and revise techniques or approaches to work problems.

Grant Preparation, Presentation, and Reporting Participate in writing progress reports to the sponsoring agencies, preparation of manuscripts for publication in journals, and at scientific meetings, and assist with the preparation of research grant proposals.

Other duties as assigned

Required Education: Bachelor's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences.

Preferrred Education: Doctorate Degree

Required Experience: Two years experience in scientific or experimental research work. No experience required with preferred degree.

Preferred Experience: Three years of programming experience and algorithm development. Proficiency with Matlab, C, C++, MySQL, python, or R.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.