Research Associate (Radiology)

POSITION OBJECTIVE

Working under general supervision, the Research Associate will significantly contribute to the programs of the Quantitative Imaging Laboratory. We develop and apply medical imaging technologies with the ultimate goal of improving human health. Technology development includes designing, implementing, testing, and validating data collection and analysis methods in preclinical and clinical studies. The Research Associate would write and present summaries of accomplishments including national meetings and peer-reviewed journals.  In addition, the Research Associate would supervise Research Assistant(s) in the same areas.  Work is done within a clinical research environment in collaboration with research and clinical faculty and graduate students primarily from the departments of Radiology, Radiation Oncology and Biomedical Engineering as well with external academic and corporate collaborators.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Significant written and verbal communication skills of project progress and results including effective informal communication of project results to collaborators.
  2. Writing abstracts and manuscripts for presentation and publication in peer-reviewed conferences and journals.
  3. Software development, especially using MATLAB, for quantitative analysis of medical images, including radioactivity quantification, identification of tissue types within voxels, and estimation of model parameters for measuring physiologic function. 
  4. Conduct and assist in acquisition of preclinical and clinical medical image data.
  5. Design and conduct radiology research experiments in collaboration with the PIs.
  6. Develop grant applications to further radiology research in collaboration with the PIs.


 

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

CONTACTS

Department: The Research Associate will interact frequently with Research Assistants, Research Associates, faculty members, and Principal Investigators from Radiology to coordinate study activities and communicate results.

University: The Research Associate will interact frequently with Research Assistants, Research Associates, faculty members, and Principal Investigators from other departments as team members conducting research, regularly with physicians and technologists from Radiology and other departments as collaborators leading and supporting clinical translation.

External: The Research Associate will occasionally have contact with external collaborators on research to communicate study activities and results.

Students: Some contact with student employees to train and coordinate research activities.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

This Research Associate will assist and recommend associated actions for Research Assistants. The Research Associate will also assist in training new staff.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. PhD in biomedical engineering or related field.
  2. Ability to achieve and maintain credentials for clinical and preclinical research, for working in laboratory, and working with/around radiation and radioactivity.
  3. Ability to work both collaboratively and independently, ability to work among diverse teams.
  4. Good laboratory operation skills, ability to manage day-to-day laboratory operations including ordering, storing, and inventory of laboratory goods.
  5. Excellent organization and multitasking skills with the ability to plan and carry out projects in accordance with general plans.
  6. Ability to operate and maintain certain pieces of equipment and facilities.
  7. Initiative to identify and explore new analyses methods and techniques: critical thinking, analytical skills, independent reading and studying to extend knowledge-base, curiosity and follow through to develop and explore innovative methods of data analysis
  8. Ability to conduct and assist with imaging experiments in phantoms, cell systems, animal, and/or human studies including safely working with radioactive materials and radiation.

 

Experience:

  1. Zero to 5 years of post-graduate experience in medical imaging.
  2. Quantitative analysis of medical imaging data - PET, CT, MR and fluorescence.
  3. Extensive design and implementation of analytical methods using MATLAB.
  4. Prefer machine learning/artificial intelligence experience
  5. Prefer parameter estimation and experiment design
  6. Prefer prior publications in peer-reviewed journals

Education/Licensing:

PhD in biomedical engineering or related field.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work is done within a clinical research environment in collaboration with research and clinical faculty, staff, and graduate students primarily from the departments of Radiology, Radiation Oncology and Biomedical Engineering as well with external academic and corporate collaborators. Work provides access in a variety of indoor environments: clinical, and preclinical research laboratories.  It includes working with confidential data, chemicals, biologicals, cell systems, animals, humans, and with/around radiation.  We employ best practices to ensure employee safety including training and supervision.  There is opportunity for occasional travel to attend scientific meetings.

 

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

All materials may be sent to raymond.muzic@case.edu