Research Assistant

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 28 Oct 2021

Posting Information
Department Radiation Oncology - 413001
Career Area Research Professionals
Posting Open Date 10/22/2021
Application Deadline 10/28/2021
Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Research Assistant
Position Number 20040160, 20040185, 20040186, 20040187
Vacancy ID S018569
Full-time/Part-time Part-Time Temporary
Hours per week 10
Work Schedule
Hours will be within Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $10.61 - $30/per hour
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months or less

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service. 
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
Position Summary
Multiple research assistant positions in data processing for radiation oncology are available in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill).
The work will focus on exporting the patient radiation treatment data for a study to detect brain tumors automatically on MR images. Research interest along this direction will be accommodated for motivated candidates.
The successful candidates will be part of a multidisciplinary group including computer scientists, medical physicists, biostatisticians, and radiation oncologists. The new research will build upon the group’s previous work on medical image analysis using artificial intelligence. 
UNC-Chapel Hill is one of the top public universities in the US. The cancer center has a national reputation in cutting-edge research, clinical care, and training next-generation professionals. Chapel Hill, NC, routinely ranks as one of the best college towns and best places to live and raise a family in the United States.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Proficient in Microsoft Excel and detailed orientated.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
BS degree or above in STEM fields. Experience in radiation therapy software such as MIM and Precision and knowledge of DICOM protocol is desired.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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