Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Job opening for Research Assistant

Research Assistant
Health Promotion Research
The Department of Surgery of the University of Vermont is seeking a highly motivated
and energetic individual to support a research program in cancer epidemiology. This
program, directed by Dr. Brian Sprague, conducts research on trends in cancer incidence
and survival, risk factors for developing cancer, optimal screening practices to detect
cancer, and factors that influence survival after a cancer diagnosis. Areas of ongoing
research includes investigations of the impacts of environmental chemicals on breast
cancer risk, the influence of physical activity on survival after a cancer diagnosis, the role
of vitamin D in cancer prevention, quality of life in cancer survivors, and mathematical
modeling to evaluate the effectiveness of new breast cancer screening and diagnostic
practices. Approximately 20 hours per week with a salary range of $18,000 - 18,399.
College of Medicine
Burlington, Vermont
Alumni, Doctorate, GR
Necessary Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in the health sciences, biological sciences, or biostatistics.
Experience performing searches of scientific literature, using databases such as PubMed
or Medline.
Quantitative analysis skills, particularly with experience in the use of MS Excel and
statistical software such as SAS.
Strong written communication skills, with the ability to summarize findings in written
reports including tables, graphs, and charts.
Desirable Skills:
Previous research experience in health sciences, biological sciences, or statistics.
Experience in performing multivariable regression statistical techniques.
Ability to work independently on research projects.
Ms. Dawn M Pelkey
Business Manager
Department of Surgery
1 S. Prospect St, Rm 4425
MS 429AR4
Burlington, Vermont 05401-3444
United States
(802) 656-4187

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