Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Department of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has an opening for a Staff Scientist to be engaged in multi-modal preclinical PET/MR imaging research. The department is equipped with a recently installed MR Solutions simultaneous preclinical PET/MR (3T/7T) scanner. The individual will engage in, develop, and facilitate research projects involving the preclinical PET/MR scanner interfacing with the Small Animal MR Imaging lab (https://www.mir.wustl.edu/research/research-support-facilities/small-animal-magnetic-resonance-facility) and the Preclinical Imaging lab (https://pcif.wustl.edu) located within the Department of Radiology. The preclinical imaging infrastructure in the Department of Radiology interfaces with the Center for Clinical Imaging Research (CCIR), the cyclotron facility with access to a wide array of radiotracers, and the Department of Radiology research enterprise (details available at https://www.mir.wustl.edu/research/research-laboratories) to support translational imaging research.
The primary responsibility of the individual is to support multi-modal MR imaging studies in developing and conducting research projects, including MR image acquisition, experimental design, data analysis and documentation of experimental results.
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.
Master’s degree with four years of experience in research lab operations or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling nine years.
Demonstrated experience in hands-on MRI data acquisition.
Ability to develop or optimize MRI imaging sequences.
Experience in small animal imaging.
MR image analytics and processing.
Analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to analyze and interpret statistical data and to communicate data in a clear, concise manner.
Computer literacy, including the ability to use a variety of software packages to analyze data.
The hiring range for this position is $46,779 - $63,170 annually.
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.
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.
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.
Applicant Special Instructions:
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
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