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Research Assistant I


Department Description: Dr. Connie Tsao is Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a non-invasive cardiologist specializing in clinical cardiovascular imaging (echocardiography, cardiovascular magnetic resonance) and an investigator at the Framingham Heart Study. Her research interests are in noninvasive assessment of cardiovascular structure and function, and the epidemiology of subclinical CVD, cardiac remodeling, vascular stiffness and heart failure.

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 38817BR


Job Summary:
Seeking motivated candidate for cardiovascular image analysis. Preference for individual with a background in biomedical engineering, engineering, computer or data science, and/or prior experience in medical image analysis. Must have outstanding academic record, problem solving and organizational skills, and work well both independently and on a team with others. Proficiency in computer programming languages including Matlab, Python, Image J preferred.

Required Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, Engineering, Computer or Data Science, Life Science or a related scientific field required.
  2. 0-1 years related work experience required.
  3. Familiarity with basic laboratory instruments and equipment, computers (databases, spreadsheets, statistics) and scientific procedures.
  4. Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.
Competencies:
  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are based on specific instructions, standard practices and established procedures which generally require little or no supervision.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are routine, somewhat repetitive and generally solved by following clear directions and procedures and by identifying opportunities for process improvements.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to follow general instructions and procedures as provided. Work is monitored by supervisor/manager.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to understand spoken English in order to follow basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively in basic English with patients, families and medical center staff in response to routine questions.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate basic knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures with the ability to use them in routine situations. Specialized knowledge not required.
  7. Team Work: Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude and respond to requests in a timely and respectful manner.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus

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