Research Assistant - Harrison Lab

May 06, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106321

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Clinical Sciences is dedicated to excellence in educating and training veterinarians and comparative biomedical scientists, furthering health care and wellness through discovery and clinical research, providing outstanding and compassionate medical care to a diverse range of animal patients, effectively engaging the animal-owning public, government and industry partners, and providing leadership in integrating biomedical sciences to advance One Health. North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is a dynamic community whose members are dedicated to preparing veterinarians and veterinarian scientists while advancing animal and human health from the cellular level through entire ecosystems.

Essential Job Duties: The successful candidate in the position will be responsible for the acquisition and processing of case records of zoological species, entry of cases and maintenance of a major cancer database as well as participate in formulating research methods and suggesting options for improving quality and recommending solutions for the project as evidenced by the following duties: * Be responsible for developing novel methods for analysis, and storage of data from animals to support data in comparative oncology. Additionally, enhance and redesign the database as needed. * Development and testing of applications to analyze large data sets across species with cancer. * Contribution to reports and papers for presentation and publication, and presentations at scientific conferences as appropriate * Participation in team meetings to share results and plan projects. Additionally, the candidate will work independently on collection of data and will analyze research results for retrospective cancer cases from published literature. Other essential tasks will involve communication with facilities and individuals contributing case material, assistance with required permits, and participation in writing and publication of relevant peer reviewed papers.

Minimum Education/Experience: DVM (or equivalent) degree; equivalences may be considered such as bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience with clinical research. Successful candidate needs experience in medical terminology and to demonstrate an interest in cancer in exotic, zoo and aquatic animal species.

Department Required Skills: Strong interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills; strong communication skills; strong work ethic.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Experience with data analysis.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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