Physical Science Research Professional 1

Location
Stanford
Posted
Jun 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Stanford University

Physical Science Research Professional 1

Job Number:
75337

The Center for Advanced Functional Neuroimaging (CAFN), directed by Greg Zaharchuk, MD, PhD and Michael Moseley, PhD, is part of Radiological Sciences Lab in the Department of Radiology at Stanford University's School of Medicine. We develop novel Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques to better understand human brain functions, delineate brain structures, and diagnose brain diseases.
CAFN is built upon a large framework of funded NIH grants from the Radiological Sciences Laboratory (RSL), Lucas Center for Imaging, and Stanford Stroke Center faculty dedicated to bringing the best MRI techniques to everyday clinical use. CAFN is seeking a Physical Science Research Professional 1 to apply knowledge and understanding of a scientific discipline or related technology in laboratories engaged in research in the physical sciences.
We drive key clinical areas of neuroimaging focusing on disease processes in stroke, brain tumors, and other cerebrovascular diseases using tissue perfusion mapping (PWI), diffusion MRI (DWI), as well as new fields of mapping the brain connectivity: diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), susceptibility-weighted MRI (SWI), and Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM). CAFN also develops and uses high-resolution quantitative diffusion tensors and perfusion maps to explore and map complex brain structure and function in active mental tasking, revealing new key findings in the developing and aging brain function for blood flow, tissue integrity, and cognition.
CAFN collaborates with researchers from the Stanford Stroke Center, Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Psychology, Duke University, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto VA Medical Center and other research institutions to discover new ways of approaching the brain's most complex problems.
Stanford University is seeking a Physical Science Research Professional 1 to apply knowledge and understanding of a scientific discipline or related technology in laboratories engaged in research in the physical sciences. Typically apply basic technical knowledge to research projects, guided by broad policies and professional knowledge.
Duties include:
  • Assist in the setup and design of electronic circuits, mechanical parts, and other components.
  • Perform technical procedures to gather data in support of a research project.
  • Assist in analyzing and interpreting research data to recognize irregularities and invalid results, organize data, and develop models allowing for integration and display of data.
  • Maintain and control laboratory supplies, equipment, and systems, and perform modifications.
  • Assist in modification and adaption of standard protocols and procedures.
  • Assist in preparation of papers for publication and scientific and program reporting.
* - Other duties may also be assigned EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelors' degree and two years of experience in related scientific field, or combination of education and relevant experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
  • Demonstrated experience applying multidisciplinary scientific principles and practices to perform and assist with experimental design and coordinate laboratory activity.
  • Demonstrated experience with analysis and interpretation of research data, and ability to recognize irregularities and invalid results.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize data and develop models allowing for integration and display of data.
  • Basic experience with scientific software applications, systems, or programs relevant for the job.
  • Ability to coordinate and work with scientific or research staff and assist with technical procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and to provide information to scientific and research staff

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, write by hand, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing over 40 pounds.
  • Occasionally sit, kneel, crawl, reach and work above shoulders, sort and file paperwork or parts.
  • Rarely climb, scrub, sweep, mop, chop and mix or operate hand and foot controls.
  • Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
  • Ability to bend, squat, kneel, stand, reach above shoulder level, and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work in a dusty, dirty, and odorous environment.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise>80dB TWA, chemicals, asbestos and heavy metals. May work in confined spaces; work at heights and temperature extremes.
  • May work extended or unusual work hours based on research and project requirements.

WORK STANDARDS:
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.


Job: Research

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.






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