Job description: The University of Minnesota’s Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (http://www.cmrr.umn.edu/) has an opening for a researcher to acquire and analyze MRI and MR spectroscopy data for pre-clinical studies on the 9.4 tesla (T) scanner. The position will be expected to support translational MRI and spectroscopy research on the 9.4T scanner. The work will involve execution of existing MRI/MRS and quantitation methods in animal models. The position will work with a limited number of investigators and on multiple projects, which will primarily focus on treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.
Responsibilities • Acquiring, correcting, processing data, and assisting the PI with interpretation of mouse MRI and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) data on the 9.4T instrument according to existing standard operating protocols. Training will be provided in all aspects of the studies. • Communicating experimental plans, results, and next steps with the PI and other collaborators. • Implementing IACUC-approved best practices of animal handling for: setup and completion of magnetic resonance experiments and behavioral experiments; treatment of animals with approved compounds; and tissue collection. • Coordinating with PIs, animal technicians, and staff scientists to create schedules for animal treatment and MR scanning time slots for mouse model projects
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
·Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
·Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
·Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
·Excellent retirement plans with employer match
·Disability and employer paid life insurance
·Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
·Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications: • BA/BS in Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysical Sciences or a related field with at least one year of experience or a combination of education and work experience to equal at least five years. • Demonstrated ability to conduct collaborative research and to work on multiple projects • Experience managing complex tasks • Demonstrated strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal, organizational, and project management skills
Preferred Qualifications: • Experience in pre-clinical (animal model) research is highly desirable • Experience in the fields of neuroscience and in MR methods, especially NMR or MRS • Adaptable and flexible
Internal Number: 328155
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