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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The tumor response assessment core (TRAC) is a core within the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center which provides tumor metrics for subjects (as well as animals) enrolled on experimental studies (including clinical trials). The core is CO-directed by a medical oncologist and radiologist within the Michigan Medicine Rogel Cancer Center.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  2:1 Match on retirement savings.


Serve as a TRAC team member with the following specific responsibilities:

  • Work with the study coordinators to open studies within TRAC
  • Attend meetings with the Rogel Cancer Center administration
  • Attend meetings with the Informatics group for web platform development
  • Work with the Informatics team for web platform development
  • Write and edit as needed standard operating procedures (SOPs) for TRAC
  • Write and edit as needed user manuals for data analysis software used for TRAC purposes
  • Aid in maintaining IRB application for TRAC


Work as an image analyst with the following responsibilities:

Analyze cross-sectional imaging using sophisticated software for multidimensional image analysis

Understand and utilize tumor response evaluation criteria, including but not limited to RECIST, irRECIST, Choi, WHO, Cheson/Lugano, PCWG, RANO, PERCIST, and customized versions of these established criteria

Review clinical trial protocol(s) for tumor measurement requirements as well as communicate with clinical trial staff to evaluate and ascertain requirements and protocol exceptions before/during/after the clinical trial site-initiation visit

Perform tumor measurements using CT, MR, PET, bone scans

Conduct all administrative functions on the TRAC website (including but not limited to adding/managing users, adding/managing studies, entering/uploading tumor measurements, and assessing data discrepancies)

Provide continued support from trial initiation to trial close to monitors, sponsors, clinical trials office (CTO) staff including data managers and administrative staff, and clinical staff including treating physicians, nurses, and clinic coordinators.

Coordinate and lead TRAC measurement review meetings with the appropriate radiologist(s) and/or nuclear medicine physician


Conduct collaborative and independent clinical research projects in medical oncology and/or radiology

Attending local/regional and national/international conferences and preparing presentation materials for aforementioned conferences

Maintain and submit IRB applications for research projects

Required Qualifications*

PhD with radiologic imaging experience, or MD, or MD equivalent (ex: MBBS)

4 to 5 years' experience in medical training, healthcare, radiology, and/or clinical research required

Exceptional oral and written communication skills, with an emphasis on conveying highly technical material

Ability to effectively monitor project scope and timeline while building and managing the TRAC team

Desired Qualifications*

Professional/Doctorate degree preferred (MD, PhD, or equivalent)

            Experience authoring or co-authoring publications and presenting findings at meetings and conferences

            Understanding and utilization of tumor response evaluation criteria, including but not limited to RECIST, irRECIST, Choi, WHO, Cheson/Lugano, WG, RANO, PERCIST, and customized versions of these established criteria


Background Screening

Michigan Medicine 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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.