Staff Scientist

Job description

Job location: Hyde Park Campus

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-05-16
Req: JR05045
Please make sure to read the job posting in its entirety as it reflects both the University roles and responsibilities, followed by the specific description.

Department20124 Radiology

About the UnitAnnually named to the US News & World Report list of the best hospitals in the USA, the clinical facilities at the University of Chicago currently includes Mitchell Hospital, a 395-bed adult hospital facility, Comer Children’s Hospital with 155 beds, and the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine, a 525,000 square foot outpatient clinic and surgery facility. In addition, a 1.2 million square foot new hospital, the Center for Care and Discovery, opened in February 2013. The Department of Radiology operates facilities in all of these locations to provide multidisciplinary care and education.

Job FamilyResearch

Responsible for all aspects of research projects and research facilities. Plans and conducts clinical and non-clinical research; facilitates and monitors daily activities of clinical trials or research projects. Directs engineering and technical support activities to develop and maintain tools and computational methods needed to gather and analyze data.

Career Track and Job LevelResearch Professional

Facilitates and promotes a research project or contributes to the scientific direction of a research resource.

P3: Requires in-depth knowledge and experience. Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external University issues to improve products or services. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions. Works independently, receives minimal guidance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

Role ImpactIndividual Contributor

ResponsibilitiesThe job develops and implements programs to promote a research project or contributes to the scientific direction of a research resource.

1) Serves as a resource for collecting data and performing analysis. Facilitates and promotes a research project by providing scientific or intellectual information., 2) Develops laboratory protocols and training on new techniques. Manage, analyze and make recommendations on complex data sets for research., 3) Creates first drafts for scientific writing and publications, including protocols and grants., 4) Trains and mentors laboratory personnel., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-specific Responsibilities

1)The primary focus of the staff scientist’s work will be the development of new quantitative methods for dynamic contrast enhanced MRI (e.g. high temporal resolution imaging and pharmacokinetic analysis).

Unit-preferred Competencies

1) Breast MRI, clinical trial, and translational research experience.

2) The MRIRC operates state-of-the art research scanners, including a 3T Achieva scanner equipped with MRI-guided HIFU, an Ingenia 3T scanner equipped with HIFU, and a 9.4T small animal magnet.

3) Ability to devote time for research on an additional 7 clinical MRI scanners.

4) Ability to work with groups of Radiologists, Medical Physicists, Oncologists, and technical staff to develop and test innovative new breast imaging methods.

5) Medical physicist to play a central role in breast MRI screening research program.

Education, Experience, and CertificationsMinimum requirements include a PhD in related field.

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications


1) Doctoral degree in physical sciences, biomedical or electrical engineering, or related discipline.


1) Significant experience with ultrafast dynamic contrast enhanced MRI is preferred, together with experience in building and operating protocols for Philips scanners. 

2) The successful applicant should have a strong record of productivity and publication.

Required Documents

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) References

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

FLSA StatusExempt

Pay FrequencyMonthly

Pay GradeDepends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours40

Benefits EligibleYes

Drug Test RequiredNo

Health Screen RequiredNo

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry RequiredNo

Posting Date2019-05-16-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before2019-11-16-08:00

Posting StatementThe University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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Posted: 5/21/2019
Application Due: 6/22/2019
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