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Research Associate, Cancer Clinical Data Science

Portland VA Research Foundation
Portland, OR
  • Expired: November 21, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

SUMMARY The successful applicant will perform cancer clinical data science research and operations support with and among a multidisciplinary group of academic investigators across several sites. They will query, clean, and analyze national-level clinical data for practice patterns and cancer outcomes and risks, and may have the opportunity to explore the role of germline and cancer genetics in this setting. Significant opportunities for on-the-job learning and career development, intellectual curiosity, scientific presentation, and publishing. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES * Database ETL and querying * Data cleaning * Data analysis and visualization * Written and verbal communication * Scientific literature search and review QUALIFICATIONS Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to the safety or health of employee or others.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelors level degree in statistics, computer science, bioinformatics, or other related field, with at least 5 years of relevant career experience; or Masters level degree with 3 years of relevant experience. LANGUAGE SKILLS Fluent spoken and written English MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Operational knowledge of algebra and statistics COMPUTER SKILLS Proficiency in SQL, R, SAS, Python REASONING ABILITY Strong sequential logical reasoning required PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and frequently sit. Close and color vision are required. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. LOCATION and ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Primary job location is located on the VA Portland Health Care System campus. New employees must submit COVID-19 vaccination documentation or seek an exemption within 8 weeks of beginning employment. The Portland VA Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, or age. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Please apply online at and include a CV and cover letter explaining your interest in the position. Cover letter should include a description of recent work history as it relates to the specific responsibilities in the job announcement.

Portland VA Research Foundation


Portland, OR
97239 USA