MRI Physicist/Operations Manager-Senior Research Fellow
Job no: 503451
Work type: Senior/Research Fellow (Amherst Only)
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Personalized Health Monitoring
Union: Non-Unit Exempt
About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
This position is intended to provide operational oversight of the Human Magnetic Resonance Center (hMRC) in addition to performing MRI Physicist duties including technical assistance with human brain imaging protocol development, data collection, and processing of functional, structural, and diffusion tensor MRI data.
The hMRC provides structural and functional imaging and spectroscopy of all body tissues for researchers at UMass, as well as external users. The candidate will refine operating protocols, ensure daily operation, maintenance, and calibration of the scanner and peripheral equipment; assist faculty, students and external users with MRI training to grow the user base, and oversee hMRC technical staff and students to promote the highest quality, safe daily operation of the center.
MRI Physicist Duties (Neuroimaging):
Operations Director Duties:
Core Facility Promotion and External Collaborations:
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
- A Ph.D in physics, engineering, neuroscience or a related field with strong background in MR Physics is required.
- Recent experience in a human experimental neuroimaging research environment.
- Experience with operation of MR scanner and peripheral experimental instrumentation.
- 2-5 years of relevant post-doctoral or research scientist experience conducting neuroimaging research.
- Must understand current scientific methods and research regulations.
- Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills in English
Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
- Experience managing a human MR research center and staff is highly desirable.
- Experience with a Seimens platform is preferable.
- Membership and professional activity in ISMRM is desirable
- Excellent managerial, leadership, negotiation, and project management skills and ability to manage crises or changing situations effectively is desired
- Excellent initiative, independence and problem-solving skills. Ability to make sound and mature decisions, in a constative manner when necessary, and to carry out assignments in an organized and timely manner, balancing the demands of concurrent and potentially competing projects is desired
- Ability to motivate and lead a team working on collaborative projects, and to work cooperatively and productively with staff, faculty, Chair, students, Dean’s office personnel, other campus administrators and staff, and members of the public is desired
- Experience developing and managing budgets is preferred
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
Typical office environment.
The Operations Manager will be supervised by the Director of Centralized Core Facilities in the Institute for Applied Life Sciences.
8am to 4:30pm
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please complete the application in full and provide a cover letter, résumé and contact information of three professional references by December 15, 2019 for priority consideration.
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.
Advertised: Nov 10 2019 Eastern Standard Time