The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Research MRI Technician to join the team to work in the multi-modal imaging facility for in vivo and ex vivo animal imaging with micro-MRI, micro-CT/SPECT/PET, ultrasound, bioluminescent and fluorescent animal imaging, as well as ultrasound-guided microinjection in live animals.
The Research Technician will be mainly responsible for performing in vivo and ex vivo MRI scanning for animals and tissue samples. In addition, this technician will be assisting users on research projects involving the imaging modality, assisting with animal preparation, and post-imaging data processing and analysis. The Research Technician will also need to assist with equipment and facility maintenance, repairs, daily QC (quality control), as well as supply and reagent management.
This candidate must be able to get inside the high magnetic field with no metal implants or pacemaker, be willing to work with live animals and handle animal tissues, and possess knowledge of animal physiology, biology, electronics, and computers. Previous MRI experience, in particular, animal imaging and animal procedure, is essential. Proficiency in Matlab and C programing are preferred. Experiences with Bruker systems and Para Vision platforms are highly desirable.
Master's degree preferred.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19008955
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.