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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Investigator -Head & Neck Surgery - Research in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2019 rankings.

Program Description

Assists principal investigator with scientific research projects, particularly for data analysis endpoints. Functions in a separate and independent manner in the design and initiation of research experiments. The responsibilities include participating in the design, implementation, and evaluation of collaborative research studies; analyzing and interpreting data; creating publication quality figures summarizing data; assisting with manuscript and grant preparation; maintaining a legible and self-explanatory scientific notebook and presenting results during lab meetings and at appropriate scientific conferences. Adapt and develop novel machine learning algorithms; acquire extensive experience in R, R-Shiny, Python, and other programming languages/environments.

Assist With Research

Help identify eligible subjects, maintain records of clinical trials, and assist with data pre-processing, analysis, and interpretation. Records and evaluates data in accordance with methods requested. Organize files and track study subject information and materials relevant to the study. Designs, develops or adapts equipment used in experiments or research to obtain desired results. Determines specific goals or objectives to be obtained, evaluates research data, and develops and revises techniques or approaches to work problems.

Data Analysis

Annotate and analyze clinical and laboratory-based data. Learn statistical theory and application in data science studies; Obtain expertise in high-dimensional variable selection; Develop strong programming and computational skills. Complies, writes, and submits project results to superiors.

Education Required:

Bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.

Education Preferred:

Master's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field

Experience Required:

Five years of experience in scientific or experimental research work. With preferred degree, three years of required 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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 140730

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 46,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 57,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 69,000

  • Science Jobs: No

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