Research Associate

University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law

United States

August 21, 2021

Description

Position Details

UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title Research Associate Department HSC-Research Core-390050 Job Location Fort Worth Full Time/Part Time Salary Information Department Summary

The Division of Research & Innovation at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a Research Associate for its Preclinical Imaging Core Laboratory.

Position Overview

Establishing a Preclinical Imaging Core is a part of HSC strategic roadmap to build innovative and state-of-the-art research enterprise. This initiative is a part of the continuing strategic effort to bring novel scientific methods and cutting-edge instrumentation to support innovate basic and translational research in HSC. This Research Associate position will be responsible for further developing, implementing, and managing this initiative.

Research Associate will be responsible for managing the daily operations of new established state-of-the-art Preclinical Imaging Core. This requires regular maintenance of advance scientific instrumentation while streamlining procedures to assist researchers with newly available techniques in HSC. The individual is expected to utilize their expertise to ensure that studies are performed to the required scientific, regulatory and client standards in accordance with HSC protocol while adhering to state and federal guidelines. The employee will be expected to liaise with team members from other core labs, as well as DLAM and IACUC staff to provide quality service while working closely with students, faculty, and external clients.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong time management and problem solving skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications

    A bachelor's degree is required. 1-3 years of previous experience working with small animals along with preclinical imaging is preferred. Candidates with strong in vivo imaging experience (PET/SPECT or MRI) but willing to learn animal handling techniques will also be considered.

    The successful candidate will have strong technical skills and a desire to learn with an understanding about translational research processes. The employee will be a clear communicator by oral and written means and must be comfortable interacting with a wide range of professional colleagues. They will have rigorous approach to experimental design, implementation, and data analysis. They will have ability to proactively work independently and/or in a team environment while managing multiple projects simultaneously with deadlines. They will have positive and polite assertiveness to maintain safety and security precautions. They will be comfortable developing new workflow and educating others about those processes.

    Required License / Registration / Certification Work Schedule

    M-F 8-5

    Driving University Vehicle No Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position. EEO Statement

    The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

    Classification Title Research Associate Physical Requirements Carrying, Crawling, Kneeling, Lifting up to 25 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Standing, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate

    Job Duties

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    Manage daily operations of Preclinical Imaging Core.

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    Assist with study coordination and radioisotope acquisition for procedures

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    Maintain advance scientific instrumentation

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    Ensure adherence to state, and federal guidelines on use of animals and radioactivity

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    Liaise between research personnel, Radiation Safety Officer, DLAM and IACUC staff

    Posting Number S2414P

    Position End Date (if temporary) Special Instructions to Applicants

    Complete application is required.

    Quicklink for Posting https: // jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/48171

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
  • 0-1
  • 1-3
  • 3-5
  • 5-7
  • 7+
  • Do you have a bachelor's degree?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have previous experience working with small animals in research setting?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have previous experience with MRI, PET, SPECT and CT imaging, acquisition and analysis?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of Names and Contact Information for 3 references
  • Other Document
  • Letter of Recommendation
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