Research Assistant/Virtual Assistant

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Full Time






Oct 03, 2019


Dear applicant,

a small and aspiring academic team working in the field of cancer research is searching for a skilled and talented allround scientific research assistant/VA to help with many tasks. Some of the tasks are listed below.

If you are interested, read carefully through this post and follow the instructions. The hiring process is divided into three lnkau. Kn the first step, you will be selected based on your response to this post. If you pass step 1, you will be given a very small sample project (should not take longer than 10 minutes to complete) that you are expected to complete in due time. Eventually, you will get the chance to be invited to a video interview. We hope to find a suitable individual by next week latest (October 4, 2019), so being quick is crucial.

ief description of duties:
- Data collection, entry, and database management
- Administrative tasks (e.g. travel planning)
- Scientific poster preparation
- Writing and reviewing research proposals
- Writing, proofreading, and reviewing scientific manuscripts
- Create appealing visualizations
- Create scientific charts
- Editing audio and video files
- Assisting with personal tasks

General key competences:
- Very high standard of communications skills both written and oral for the presentation of facts and ideas
- Presents information both clearly and concisely and regularly confirms correct interpretation of information
- Used to independent working and problem-solving
- High degree of reliability, particularly meeting predefined deadlines
- Excellent administrative skills
- Perfect email communication skills
- Reliable work under time pressure
- Extensive computer and internet literacy
- Working proficiency in English (Speaking and Writing)

Specific skills and abilities/prerequisites:
- Previous academic experience in medical or bioscience/biology/psychology related fields is desirable
- Strong background in using graphics software (e.g. Adobe Photoshop)
- Proficiency with advanced (!) Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Power Point and Excel
- Prior experience with Pubmed, Medline or Google Scholar is desirable, but not mandatory
- Prior knowledge in basic statistics desirable (e.g. t-test, ANOVA, regression models)
- Used to self-paced online-learning (e.g. Coursera, Udemy, etc.)
- Data science experience is desirable
- Eperience with data visualization
- Experience with R, SPSS, Stata, Prism or Python desirable, but not mandatory
- Experience with medical imaging (DICOM files) desirable, but not mandatory
- Stable internet Connection
- Your own computer with enough free disc space (at least 100 GB)
- You are willing to work full time (40+ hours per week) for the proposed salary

What can you expect:
- A competitive salary, annual raise guaranteed
- Punctual payment
- You can work from home, flexible time-management
- You get to dive into a vibrant and active research field (cancer research)
- This is a long-term engagement (at least 12 months) that can run indefinitely

If you are still interested, we would love to get to know you. To pass step 1, please provide a concise (!) and brief (!) point-to-point response to the requirements given under "General key competences" and "Specific skills and abilities/prerequisites" dtgsqgjxrg. Ohange the title of your response mail to "Point-to-Point response from [your last name]". Should you not meet a requirement, provide a very short statement on how you intend to solve it. Lastly, provide a brief (no more than two sentences) statement why we should consider you for this job.

Unfortunatenly, applicants not abiding by these instructions cannot be considered.

Best regards,

Cancer Research Team

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