Research Assistant

Job description

Dr. Gabriel Tajeu in the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy is accepting applications for a Part-Time Research Assistant. Applicants should be interested in learning about and engaging in research focused on chronic cardiovascular disease (i.e., hypertension, diabetes). A background in machine learning is required for this position. Students will gain skills in reviewing scientific literature, conducting research, gaining experience in academic writing related to these topics, and creating predictive machine learning models using electronic health record data. This position is paid hourly. Once weekly meetings will be held via Zoom meeting. The position is part-time and flexible with 7-10 hours per week. If you are interested, please complete the online application, and send your resume and a one-page, double-spaced cover-letter to Dr. Gabriel Tajeu. In your cover letter please highlight your experiences and skills as well as what you are hoping to learn in this position. All questions and application submissions can be directed to Dr. Tajeu at [email protected].


Required education and experience:

Batchelor’s degree in a related field. 


Required Skills and Abilities:

* A background in machine learning is required.

*Demonstrated ability to operate all standard office equipment and software including MS Office.

*Demonstrated ability to use Python to preprocess data and develop prediction models. 

*Demonstrated ability to conduct research fact finding searches, including Internet and scholarly literature searches.

*Excellent written and oral communication skills.

*Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with diverse populations of students, faculty, staff, and clinicians.

*Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and planning.

*Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team environment.

*Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to function as a member of a multidisciplinary research team.


This is a grant funded position.


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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.


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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus
Job: Staff
Schedule: Part-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 2/25/2021
Application Due: 3/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time