Posting Summary: The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine seeks a temp to contribute to clinical and research outcomes on several projects related to brachytherapy for cancer treatment. The successful candidate will have direct involvement in several ongoing and new projects that include a broad spectrum of methodologies such as observational cohort studies, medical device development and clinical research. Responsibilities include assisting with phantom experiments for medical device development, drafting administrative reports, clinical trial protocols and Institutional Review Board applications. The current projects include:
-Telemedicine: Development of a telemedicine outreach program to provide patients access to specialty consultation and care for pelvic cancers. -Brachytherapy Device Experiments: Ongoing medical device research projects include development of a polymer hydrogel for use in pelvic brachytherapy and pilot testing a new ultrasound approach for imaging during intracavitary brachytherapy. -Clinical Trial Development: A randomized trial of two different radiation schedules for vaginal cylinder brachytherapy. -Treatment Surveillance for Cervical Cancer Brachytherapy: Evaluation of changes in circulating tumor cells for patients receiving radiation therapy for cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers.
The preferred candidate will have a master's degree in public health or science and prior experience in biomedical research, but a bachelor's degree is adequate. This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual with an interest in pursuing a career in medicine, biomedical research or public health, given the exposure to a broad range of research methods. The candidate must have strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of multidisciplinary teams, and the ability to organize, prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks.
This part time hourly wage position is restricted and contingent upon availability of funds.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years of relevant research experience or Master's degree in related field.
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Master's degree is preferable
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: At least 3 years of relevant research experience or Master's degree in related field.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to do independent research, write critical essays, compile and organize information.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Suite
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.