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Job Summary

The position is a Research Assistant for Shruti Jolly MD in Radiation Oncology, within an established research group which conducts both clinical and translational physics research to improve treatment for lung cancer by increasing tumor control and decreasing side effects.  This group has an outstanding track record for mentoring trainees and helping them move on to the next level of training or education.


The position will involve creating and maintaining databases of clinical, tumor, and treatment factors for patients who have received radiotherapy for lung tumors. Data will be collected from the electronic hospital record as well as the radiation oncology planning system and entered into a database.  Patient-reported quality of life information will be added in the near future. Thus, the employee will need to quickly learn medical vocabulary to extract this information.  Data analysis and modeling will be performed by the statistician and physicists on the research team, but the employee will have the opportunity to participate in this and learn the thought process and methodology.  The employee will also be responsible for assisting in organizing the efforts of the entire team. 

Required Qualifications*

This position requires a bachelor's degree and experience with Microsoft Excel and RedCap. Candidates must have excellent organizational, time management, multi-tasking, and computational skills. Strong written and oral communication skills are also necessary. Desired qualifications include experience writing scientific papers and/ or grants. Our group has a strong interest in helping trainees in pursuit of further education in the sciences, such as medical school or graduate school. We are looking for motivated team members with the initiative to eventually lead a project or two.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: -Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. -Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of three calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.