MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Assistant II, Radiation Physics - Research in Houston, Texas

The primary purpose Research Assistant II in the Department of Radiation Physics at MD Anderson Cancer Center assists in collecting and processing patients' data and supports ongoing research projects at the Department of Radiation Physics.

The Department of Radiation Physics provides research-driven, safe, accurate and high quality patient care in collaboration with radiation oncologists, conducts research and technology development to advance the state of the art and provides education on the scientific (physics) and technical aspects of radiation oncology.

Salary Range

Minimum: $34,400 Midpoint: $43,000 Maximum: $51,600

Key Functions

  • Collect patient's image data, treatment planning data for retrospective or prospective research protocols.

  • Collect patient clinical data from the electronic record

  • Provide data management assistance for active research.

  • Import images and other patient data into in-house software for image analysis

  • Support research into automated contouring (including deep learning) and automated planning

  • Provide non-routine, non-direct patient contact, infrastructure support for clinical and translational projects.


Required: Bachelor's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences.

Preferred: Master's degree with concentration in Science, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science. An M.D. with appropriate technical skills would also be considered.


Required: Two years of experience in scientific or experimental research work.

No experience required with preferred degree.

Preferred: Previous experience in imaging processing techniques, computer software, and data management. Interest/experience in software programming.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.