Preclinical Imaging Technologist
Working Title: Preclinical Imaging Technologist
Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff
Department: School of Medicine, SOM Core Facilities
Posting Date: 09-15-2017
UVa School of Medicine, Core Facilities is seeking a Preclinical Imaging Technologist who will be responsible for carrying out rodent imaging studies for biomedical research using preclinical PET, SPECT, CT, and MRI scanners. Primary job duties include animal and radiotracer handling, operation and maintenance of scanners and other equipment under the core director's guidance, and routine tasks for imaging lab upkeep. The successful candidate is expected to rigorously follow all guidelines and regulations regarding animal research and radiation safety, and be very organized, detail-orientated, and motivated to learn new skills in a small animal imaging setting.
The successful candidate must have a B.S. degree in a related field by the start date, three years of research experience, which may include experience gained while a student. Candidate must be organized and meticulous in record keeping, have strong English verbal and written communication skills, and have the ability and willingness to collaborate with a variety of highly motivated researchers from various disciplines. Familiarity with Windows and OSX operating systems, Microsoft Word and Excel is also required.
Preferred qualification include an advanced degree in Animal Science, Biology, Zoology, Veterinarian Science, Imaging Science or a related science and three to five years work experience in small animal studies in academia or industry. Experience with: preclinical PET, SPECT, and CT studies, and imaging small animals using an MRI is also preferred. Preferred candidates will have experience with and an understanding of the underlying physics of the imaging modalities along with experience handling small animals. This includes anesthesia, physiological monitoring, and IV (tail vein), IP, and IM injections. Prior experience working with radioactive materials also preferred.
This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.
Applicants should complete a staff application through the Jobs@UVa website and provide a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references. To apply visit jobs.virginia.edu and search for posting #0621688
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Must be organized and meticulous in record keeping.
- Have strong English verbal and written communication skills.
- ability and willingness to collaborate with a variety of highly motivated researchers from various disciplines.
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