Basic Life Science Research Associate (2 year fixed term)-69216
This is a 2 year fixed term position.
The mission of the group is to reduce the burden of prostate cancer through the development of patient-centric decision-making solutions. ASR will assist the PI in achieving our goal to develop robust solutions to make good decision making easy for every patient.
Thankfully, the prognosis for many prostate cancer patients is excellent. However, the treatment of prostate cancer can be confusing, with many options that have varying effects on quality of life. Furthermore, there are a growing number of alternative treatments, often with subtle variations, that make deciding which treatment to choose overwhelming to patients. While providing expert information about treatment choices is essential, a good decision is not guaranteed without understanding the consequences that matter most to the patient and logical reasoning. We believe that decision-making solutions for patients may ease the burden of prostate cancer by maximizing longevity with a desirable quality of life while optimizing health care efficiency and reducing costs to society.
The ideal candidate should have strong expertise in two or more of the following areas: radiation oncology, prostate cancer, outcomes research, health psychology, or decision analysis.
While a research associate is expected to contribute in many ways to the research project, typical responsibilities include the following:
Performs library research and assist in the preparation of grants and manuscripts.
Collect and analyze data
Prepare materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations.
Manage and respond to project related email.
Prepare, maintain, and update website materials.
Supervise students, residents, and/or fellows working on the research project (maintaining records on assignment completion, acting as liaison/mediator between the trainees and the faculty researcher).
Attend project meetings.
Attend seminars and other meetings as necessary.
Summarize project results.
Prepare progress reports for the PI and funding agency.
Prepare other articles, reports, and presentations.
Monitor the project budget.
PhD. in a basic, applied, or health science required, plus two or more years of relevant experience.
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