Research Program Assistant

Maryland, United States
27 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Classified Title: Research Program Assistant
Working Title: Research Program Assistant 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: $14-$19.25
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: varies 
Employee subgroup: S1 Hrly Non-Exmpt 
Location: 601 N Carolione Street 
Department name: 10003165-SOM Rad Diagnostic Imaging 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

This position will work independently and report to the PI to analyze CT images of pancreatic cancer patients to explore clinical utility of radiomics features in predicting prognosis. The work includes to compute radiomics features using our in-house developed software and to study the correlation to clinical outcomes.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Analyze CT images to explore clinical utility of radiomics features in predicting prognosis.
  • Collect information and data that supports study
  • Will participate in the coordination of study participants and developing strategies to recruit to the study
  • Create the statistical analysis for the study
  • Enter data into our in-house developed software
  • Prepare reports and study finding to present to PI
  • Maintain research Files
  • Study the correlation to clinical outcomes.

Minimum qualifications:

High School diploma/GED. 2 years related experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

JHU Equivalency Formula:  30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Preferred qualifications:

Bachelor's degree preferred.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Mathematical understanding of classification (not limited to a specific methodology but experience of random forest or deep learning techniques is preferred) is required.
  • Programming ability (C++, Python, Matlab, or R, etc.) is required.
  • Knowledge of basic (bio) statistics is required.
  • Knowledge of basic image processing (or computer vision) and geometry are preferred.
  • Basic background of medical images (especially CT) and analysis experience is preferred.

Any specific physical requirements for the job:

Must be able to lift 25 lbs., Must be able to sit for long period of time, and must be able to climb at least 4 flights of stairs.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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