Manage daily operations of the microPET/SPECT/CT imaging subcore.
Manage users projects as assigned including designing protocols, performing all scans, imaging reconstruction, and data analysis.
Manage all laboratory compliance including Laboratory Safety, IACUC, and Radiation Safety.
Function as point of contact with the Radiation Safety Office.
Develop and apply new imaging protocols.
Independently work and contribute to manuscripts, research proposals, scientific presentations.
Training and overseeing the work of research support personnel.
Manage other administrative aspects of the research projects.
Responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties: independently performing complex technical duties; monitoring and troubleshooting equipment; overseeing the ordering of supplies and maintenance of laboratory inventory.
Perform large animal PET periodical QA/QC, implement protocols and all related tasks.
Set-up and performs PET arterial input function protocols for small and large animals.
Perform image acquisition, reconstruction, and analysis on VivoQuant, PMOD, AMIRA, Matlab and other relevant software packages.
Receive radiotracer and dose preparation.
Manage all radiation safety regulatory requirements.
Analyze, evaluate, and summarize data for presentations and meetings.
Assist with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.
Develop and maintain updated written SOPs.
Laboratory duties including maintaining equipment, data and supplies.
Perform animal set up for imaging of mice and rats including animal anesthesia, intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, and intravenous injection of radioactive contrast agents and other solutions.
Mouse and rats tail vein catheter placement and other minor surgical procedures.
Ex vivo tissue harvest and biodistribution analysis using Gamma counter.
Help monitor compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates.
Applies research principles and relevant subject matter knowledge relevant to administer a research project. With a moderate level of direction, manages lab and/or research-related duties and tasks.
Helps develop, design and conduct research projects according to plan.
Supports data collection and analytical needs of research projects.Â Conducts literature reviews and helps write reports and manuscripts. Ensures project compliance with different policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.
Takes responsibility for the following laboratory duties: recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems; setting up and performing experiments. Analyze the meaning, significance, causes, and effects of the subject.
Performs other related work as needed.
Masters degree in a field relevant to research such as physics, bioengineering, biology strongly preferred.
Three years of relevant research experience.
Working with animals.
Working with radioactive material.
Knowledge and experience of using preclinical PET/SPECT/CT methods and instrumentation.
Knowledge in relevant scientific fields.
Knowledge of research techniques or methods.
Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.
Knowledge of radiation and radiation safety.
Strong organizational and personal skills.
Excellent time management and ability to prioritize work assignments.
Ability to handle multiple concurrent tasks in a competent and professional manner.
Strong computer skills.
Attention to detail.
Verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of nuclear imaging principles.
Basic knowledge of other imaging modalities.
Proficient with image processing and analysis as it applies to animal imaging.
Must be able to work with radioactive material.
Experienced with small animal handling and care.
Ability to train others.
Flexible working hours: early mornings or late evenings may be required.
Ability to stand for prolonged hours.
Ability to lift heavy objects.
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