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Job Summary

The Department of Radiation Oncology is seeking a Research Associate for an established group which conducts both clinical and translational physics research to improve treatment for liver cancer by increasing tumor control and decreasing side effects.  This group has an outstanding track record for mentoring researchers and helping them reach the next level. 

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.


The position will involve creating and maintaining databases of clinical, tumor, and treatment factors for patients who have received radiotherapy for liver 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*

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

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. 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.