Research Associate - Cardiovascular Medicine

Research Associate, Cardiovascular Medicine

Title: Research Associate #444

Department: Medicine/Cardiovascular Medicine

Supervisor Name and Title: Sanjay Rajagopalan, M.D.; Director of Case Cardiovascular Research Institute and Division Chief of Cardiology for University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


  • ● A highly motivated and skilled researcher to work on developing and validating advanced MRI an CT techniques for cardiovascular applications including, but not limited to, non-contrast-enhanced angiography & venography, free-breathing cardiac imaging with respiratory motion correction, and scan acceleration using the state-of-the-art image reconstruction.
  • The position is part of a system-wide initiative between Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), and University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institutes Center for Advanced Heart & Vascular Care (CAHVC), the world’s first integrated high-volume imaging center with CT and MR juxtaposed with a cardiovascular interventional hybrid suite.
  • Working with a high degree of independence and under general direction of the principles investigators to coordinate major activities in research, medical and related technical areas. Oversee all day to day operations of grant funded research studies, database design, coordinate and manage data collection. Maintaining quality controls, good clinical practice and good standing with regulatory practices and research regulations.

Essential Functions

  • Provide assistance with MR fingerprinting, real-time cardiac MRI for PAD trial.  Monitor and oversee all projects to ensure lab is meeting expected targets, outcomes and goals.
  • Coordinate major activities of laboratory/ research related to projects that includes analysis of MR and CT data sets for cardiovascular decision making, juxtaposition of MRI datasets with relevant clinical parameters to improve accuracy of the testing.
  • Perform, conceptualize, create, implement, and maintain all study databases using multiple software platforms and in alignment with strict data security protocols
  • Responsible for research project site monitoring visits from both internal and external funding and non-funding agencies.  Provide input on NIH reports, conference call and audits, along with Intuitional Review Board (IRB) reports
  • Assist in developing procedures, coordinate information with others as needed related to the design of clinical research protocols and studies as required for new grant applications.  Organize all meetings with principle investigators, external agencies, research and clinical staff for new grant projects. 
  • ● As a Research associate, he/she will present data at departmental seminars and scientific meetings, prepare manuscripts, and contribute preliminary data for grant proposals. Co-authorship with publications and actively responsible for preparation of research abstracts, manuscripts, presentations and posters. 


● Additional managerial experience will be an asset and looked upon favorably


  • Strong experience with MR Physics


Supervise laboratory assistants, non- UH staff members and student trainees in experimental design and data analysis of a variety of projects.


  • ● Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, medical physics or related field
  • The successful candidate must have strong analytical, oral and written communication skills.

Send inquiries containing a cover letter, CV with list of publications and contact information for three references to All applications should be submitted to both email addresses.

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