Research Assistant I - Data Science

Houston, Texas
July 22 2021
Health Sciences
Organization Type
The mission of The University of Texas MD 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 Research Assistant I in Radiation Oncology-Research will work closely with faculty, trainees, staff and collaborators to provide support for Dr. Chung's lab projects by organizing, collecting, recording and maintaining imaging data in an accurate and timely manner. The Research Assistant I will also develop algorithms (coding) for data modeling, analysis and visualization in Dr. Chung's lab.


1. Collaborate with faculty, trainees and staff in Radiation Oncology and other departments to conduct clinical and/or non-clinical research projects, including but not limited to human subjects and imaging research.
2. Complete protocol/project-specific tasks, which may include collecting, organizing and processing imaging data.
3. Maintain accurate, detailed records and experimental data.
4. Develops (or assists as needed) and maintains detailed project plans and documentation of data for the organization of the lab.
5. Assists with the curation and cleaning of clinical and imaging data for the development of computational and machine learning models.
6. Assists with the development of algorithms (coding) for data modeling, analysis and visualization.
7. Communicates clearly in oral and written communications and face-to-face encounters with institutional and external collaborators using appropriate terminology (i.e. medical) as needed.
8. Assists in the preparation of information and reports for project PI as requested.
9. Assist in the preparation of data used for progress reports, manuscripts, presentations and abstracts by cleaning and entering data in data management programs in a timely fashion.
10. Attends and participates in departmental activities and initiatives.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.


This position requires working in an office environment; continual use of a computer/keyboard.

This position requires:
Working in Office Environment ______ No __X___ Yes
Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic) X No ______ Yes
Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues __X___ No Yes
Exposure to harmful chemicals ___X__ No Yes
Exposure to radiation __X__ No Yes
Exposure to animals __X___ No Yes

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:
Time Spent
0% Occasionally
1-33% Frequently
34-66% Continuously
Standing X
Walking X
Sitting X
Reaching X
Up to 10 lbs X
10lbs to 50 lbs X
More than 50 lbs X
Up to 10 lbs X
10lbs to 50 lbs X
More than 50 lbs X
Use computer/keyboard X

: Bachelor's degree, major course work in one of the basic sciences.

Preferred: Master's in data science

No experience.

Preferred: Computer programing, clinical and/or laboratory experience.

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.

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