The department of Radiology at the University of California Davis, School of Medicine is recruiting for a Project Scientist position. This will be a full-time appointment for one year with the possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of support.
NATURE AND PURPOSE
The Project Scientist makes significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in his/her academic discipline. The appointee possesses the subject matter expertise and the creative energy necessary to function at a high level of competence. The appointee will participate in activities to increase, improve, or upgrade competency. Appointees with Project (e.g., Scientist) titles may engage in University and public service. They do not have teaching responsibilities. Although the Project Scientist is expected to work independently under the general guidance of an academic member with an independent research program (i.e., Professor, Professional Researcher, Specialist in Cooperative Extension, etc.), he/she is not required to develop an independent research program or reputation. He/she will carry out research or creative programs with supervision by an individual in an academic title that carries with it automatic Principal status. The Project Scientist does not usually serve as a Principal Investigator but may do so by exception.
Basic qualifications: Ph.D. in physics, engineering, medical imaging or related field At least 5 years of experience in medical imaging At least 2 years of working in clinical/hospital environments Research experience in: a. Novel imaging instrumentation b. Calibration and assessment of imaging devices c. Novel nuclear imaging methods and parametric imaging d. Positron emission tomography e. PET image reconstruction. Evidence of academic accomplishment such as refereed journal papers and conference presentations Evidence of strong organizational and communication skills Ability to work cooperatively and collegially in a diverse environment
Preferred qualifications Experience in setting up new imaging facilities for human subjects Experience of HIPAA-compliant handling of imaging data for research purposes Experience of translational and human subjects imaging research Experience in managing software development teams
1) RESEARCH (85%) Research activity (80%) This position requires creative contributions to and collaborative development of an active research program investigating topics relevant to the research area of Total Body PET methods and applications. Topics include dynamic PET imaging and image reconstruction, parametric imaging, scanner calibration, phantom design, co-registration, real-time motion tracking, optimization of data acquisition and processing, data handling and analysis, and consulting with physician researchers on Total Body PET applications research.
The appointee will help to determine research goals in consultation with the Principal Investigators. He/she will design specific projects, including the selection of appropriate methods and techniques. In some cases the appointee may supervise students or technicians regarding the technical aspects of the research, including methods development, trouble-shooting problems, interpreting results and planning follow-up experiments. The appointee collaborates with scientific colleagues in multi-disciplinary projects that include components falling within the appointee’s area of expertise.
Publication (15%) The appointee will publish research in peer-reviewed journals either independently or in collaboration with the PI or other members of the research team.
Grant Acquisition (5%) The appointee will assist in writing proposals for funding from federal and state agencies and other funding organizations. The appointee will prepare and assist in the preparation of reports as required by granting agencies and prepare modifications of budgets and other grant components as needed.
2) PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (15%) The candidate will participate in professional societies and conferences appropriate to his/her specific field of biomedical imaging instrumentation and applications and will serve as a reviewer of research proposals and scientific publications as appropriate. The candidate will attend seminars to present research results and may give oral presentations to public and professional interest groups.
When appropriate, the candidate may coordinate and/or give presentations at seminars, laboratory meetings or educational functions.
The appointee may undertake administrative tasks relevant to the smooth running of the laboratory enterprise as appropriate.
Completed applications will be reviewed on April 1, 2019 and will continue to be reviewed on a regular basis, however the position will remain open until filled through June 30 2019. Qualified applicants should apply online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02678 by uploading a cover letter, curriculum vitae with bibliography, statement of contributions to diversity and the names and contact info of at least three professional references.
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