The Research Specialist position supports imaging biomarker research in a research program with a focus on translational medicine. The candidate will be working with medical imaging data (MRI and MicroCT) in a team-oriented environment.
Perform clinical and preclinical imaging data acquisition (MRI and microCT).
Perform data reconstruction and analysis.
Assisting with developing data collection and analytics tools.
Assisting with manuscript and grant drafting.
Investigate, develop, and implement next generation imaging and image processing technology.
Other responsibilities may include assisting with image acquisition from human subjects; imaging tissue from human subjects and animal models; managing data files and clinical database; following established procedures or protocols; and collaborating with other university labs.
Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.
Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens. Conducts literature reviews. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.
Installs, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.
Maintains recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Has general awareness in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field.
Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (medical physics, physics, bioengineering, or related)
Advanced degree in relevant field
Experience in programming skills (e.g. MATLAB, Python), operating systems (e.g. Mac OS x, Linux), and imaging analysis software such as ImageJ, Amira, 3D Slicer
Experience in human research as it is applied to imaging biomarkers in proof of concept and clinical trials
A history of peer-reviewed publications related to field of study
Advanced knowledge in relevant scientific field
Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods
Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures
Attention to detail and organizational skills
Ability to learn new research techniques or methods
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Familiarity with grant preparation
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of scientific applications and equipment
Ability to train others
History of peer-reviewed publications in relevant field
Cover Letter (required)
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