ACDM RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I - Translational Imaging
The Methodist Research Institute - Houston, TX

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JOB SUMMARY
The new Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) core facility of The Methodist Hospital Research Institute has become operational and a full-time research associate position is now available. Responsibilities of the successful candidate will focus on developing new imaging and image analysis procedures and will include operating the MRI scanner, analyzing MRI images, and support of users of the MRI core in the design of their MRI experiments. The research associate will have the opportunity to take advantage of several educational and training opportunities.

GROUP SERVED
Scientific Staff from TMHRI and other academic institutions and industry partners

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Will work closely with the Technical Director on developing new imaging and image analysis procedures.
Operates the MRI scanner.
Maintains and adheres to all Core Specific Safety and Procedure Manuals
Includes Radiation Safety, Laboratory Safety and Procedure Manuals as
outlined by TMHRI Policy and Procedures. Initiates and assists to develop new procedure manuals and/or polices as needed.
Supports and interacts with the core users in designing and conducting the MRI imaging experiments. Implements daily managerial operation of the core facility including schedule via iLab system, and maintaining supplies, etc.
Adheres to internal controls established for department.
Demonstrates the components of the ICARE values statement.
Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Completes all hospital required and job-related in-services and applies the information needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
PhD degree in Physics or Engineering, or MS in Physics or Engineering with 5+ years experience.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Experience in magnetic resonance imaging including image acquisition methods and image analysis procedures. Programming experiences in an object-oriented programming language desired..

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
None

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
Documented work experience in the field of magnetic resonance imaging
Knowledge of Medical Physics or Medical Imaging desired.
Professional handling of exposure to confidential/sensitive information.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to work in office setting, involving the use of office equipment and supplies. Ability to work in a laboratory and/or preclinical research facility.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Standard laboratory environment; Some assignments may be in hospital units with typical hospital environmental hazards and concerns.

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