Berkeley Lab's Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging Division has an opening for a Principal Research Associate. The Principal Research Associate will provide research support to the projects focused on Human PET imaging. The individual will play a major role in regulatory and biomedical aspects of the protocols that require interactions with human research participants.
As a Principal Research Associate provide high level research support to the scientific project focused on Human PET Imaging. Play an integral role in the research by providing critical research data. Function independently utilizing high level expertise and very specialized knowledge of nuclear medicine technologies, imaging technologies and working with human subjects in research studies. All work is performed under the broad and general guidance of the PI. Contributes to publications.
What You Will Do:
Positioning research subjects in PET scanner.
Inserting intravenous catheters and injecting radiopharmaceuticals.
Scheduling subjects for PET and MRI scans, explaining scan procedures, and obtaining informed consent.
Performing quality control protocols on scanner and operating scanner console during studies.
Obtaining informed consent from research participants.
Overall responsibility for human subjects/regulatory aspects of studies. This includes:
maintaining research protocols
submitting complex paperwork for new and continuing reviews
modifying protocols with amendments
maintaining adequate logs of all human subjects work
Collecting and archiving PET data and developing and maintaining a complex database of PET studies.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
May lead others on projects of moderate complexity.
What is Required:
Master's degree preferred and three to six years' experience in independent design, data acquisition and analysis.
Substantial experience working with PET scanners.
Certification as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist is required.
Substantial experience with phlebotomy and starting intravenous catheters.
Substantial knowledge of the use of radioactivity in medical procedures.
Excellent organizational and record keeping skills.
Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail.
Good interpersonal skills and communication ability.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience with human subjects research.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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