The Postdoctoral Associate collaborates with medical doctors, physicists and technologists on research projects evaluating new medical applications and technologies of digital PET technology.
The Postdoctoral Associate plans, designs and conducts highly technical and complex research projects independently, analyzes research data in consultation with the supervisor, and provides interpretations that contribute to the development of research documentation for publication.
The candidate must be able to communicate both verbally and in writing to maintain sound scientific communications with colleagues on and off-campus and participate in generation of publications and grant applications.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Be the expert/nuclear medicine (PET) specialist on an assigned Technical or Clinical application area
Establish an extensive network of contacts in the scientific community
Keep up to date with innovations in nuclear medicine technology and medical applications in area of clinical expertise via scientific literature, symposia and international conferences
Develop an in-depth knowledge of Philips’ nuclear medicine technology (training available)
Be able to run the Philips’ PET/CT scanners (incl. workstations) independently (training available)
Publish periodically research results in scientific journals and present results at scientific conferences, user or clinical science meetings. Innovate in the field of nuclear medicine and process ideas to patent applications
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs)
Nuclear medicine physics or technology
Development and advanced application in a clinical setting on PET/CT systems
Ability to conduct research and setup research studies
Professional communication, teaching and presentation skills essential
Strong analytical and experimental skills, independent problem solver
Social skills (interaction with customers, other departments, sales organization)
Languages: fluent English in writing and speaking
Occasional domestic and international travel (clinical science meetings, development team interaction)
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
D. degree in physics, chemistry, biomedical engineering or other relevant technical background
Masters or Doctoral thesis or series of scientific publications on nuclear medicine related topic
The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.