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We are seeking an Imaging Staff Scientist. Current projects involve preclinical and clinical validation of molecular imaging contrast agents for predicting, staging diseases, monitoring the progress of disease, and therapeutic efficacy of diseases, using different strategies. The candidate will write quarterly progress reports to PIs and research manuscripts for publication. The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and departmental core facilities for molecular imaging, as well as to the great research community in one of the top medical schools in the USA.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Following instructions and discussions with principal investigator, designs research protocols, including developing procedures for the collection, verification and management of data.
Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
Performs complex statistical analysis of data collected and writes interpretative reports. Verifies the correctness of the data submitted and makes recommendations based on these analyses.
Documents research topics and prepares and submits papers based on research work to publications and committees for publication or presentation to peers.
Solves practical problems relating to difficulties with equipment or test subjects. Suggests technical or procedural improvements in testing methods.
Conducts literature searches related to research project.
PhD/MD in neurology/neuroscience, neurobiology, pharmacology, biochemistry immunology, pathology, and molecular biology.
Previous experience with rodent dissection, animal handling will be a plus.
Good communication and analytical ability.
Hands-on experience with pharmacology, biochemistry, immunoassay, immunohistochemistry staining, T-cell/B-cell characterizations, molecular imaging, animal and radioactive material handling.
Strong communication skills, analytical abilities, and a dedicated willingness to multitask are highly desired.
Master’s degree with 4 years of experience in research lab operations or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling 9 years required.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Radiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
The hiring range for this position is $46,779 - $63,170 annually.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards.
Must be physically able to wear protective equipment.
Must be able to provide standard care to research animals.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R10.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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