Research Assistant II - Radiation Oncology - Research

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
July 14 2021
Ref
141598
Discipline
Health Sciences
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
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 position is to provide responsible technical assistance in carrying out various research projects and assistance in maintaining efficient functioning of the laboratory. Requires scientific and technical background, independent decision making, judgment and organizational skills.

Key Functions

1. Assists with research projects Radiation Oncology

2. Prepares and conducts tissue collection in accordance with established protocols

3. Operates Radiation Oncology laboratory apparatus and equipment

4. Documents and maintains record of data and findings in accordance with the methods requested

5. Image analysis and deformable image-registration

6. Clinical data tabulation and analysis

7. Supervision of research trainees

8. Report generation of collected datasets

9. Patient immobilization for research imaging

10. Research image acquisition in accordance with established protocols

11. Patient reported outcome collection in accordance with established protocols

12. Dose-toxicity report generation

13. Scheduling and coordination of patient research imaging scans and procedures in accordance with established protocol

Working Conditions

This position requires:

Working in Office Environment

______ No

______ Yes

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)

X No

______ Yes

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues

______ No

X Yes

Exposure to harmful chemicals

______ No

X Yes

Exposure to radiation

______ No

X Yes

Exposure to animals

______ No

X Yes

Physical Demands

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

Time Spent

Never

0%

Occasionally

1-33%

Frequently

34-66%

Continuously

67-100%

Standing

X

Walking

X

Sitting

X

Reaching

X

Lifting/Carrying

Up to 10 lbs

X

10lbs to 50 lbs

X

More than 50 lbs

X

Pushing/Pulling

Up to 10 lbs

X

10lbs to 50 lbs

X

More than 50 lbs

X

Use computer/keyboard

X

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

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

Preferred: Experience with imaging analysis.

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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html