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University of Utah PS Research PET-CT Technologist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/02/2023

Requisition Number PRN36806B

Job Title PS Nuclear Medicine Tech

Working Title PS Research PET-CT Technologist

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 01188 - HCI Molec Img Prog Operations

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Huntsman Cancer Institute ( HCI ) Center for Quantitative Cancer Imaging ( CQCI ) at the University of Utah is seeking applicants for PET /CT Research Technologist. This will be a full-time, hourly position at 40 hours a week. The typical work schedule is 8-4, MON - FRI but there may be occasions when work is needed beyond the normal schedule including the rare possibility of weekends. This also includes the possibility of work to support clinical activities during University of Utah academic closure days.

Performs clinical and research diagnostic imaging procedures to assist the nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, and scientists in the Center for Quantitative Cancer Imaging ( CQCI ), while adhering to all radiation safety policies and functioning as a liaison between the patient and physician. Perform study coordination to support imaging clinical trials. Perform image processing and analysis to support imaging response assessment in therapeutic clinical trials. Perform preclinical imaging studies in compliance with AAALAC , IACUC and other regulatory requirements. Support all research activities and services CQCI .

NMTCB ( CNMT and/or PET ) and ARRT® RT certification; and a Basic Life Support Provider card or are required within one month of hire.

Huntsman Cancer Institute is committed to cancer prevention, care, and survivorship for all communities within the area we serve – which includes Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming – with impact worldwide. Partnerships with individuals, communities, and many other entities are crucial to our work. Huntsman Cancer Institute values cancer-related health equity and inclusion as integral to our guiding principle to serve our patients and their communities, and our commitment to foster a culture of belonging for all within our organization.

In your cover letter or during your interview process, we invite you to share how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you to serve as a member of our team as we work to reduce the cancer burden experienced by all people and communities. This may include description of your prior experiences related to research, prevention, clinical care, community engagement/outreach, training, administration, or other areas relevant to Huntsman Cancer Institute’s mission and this position.

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  1. Administer diagnostic and/or therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals to patients by I.V. injection, infusion, inhalation or oral administration.
  2. Perform full range of PET dynamic and wholebody imaging procedures.
  3. Perform CT imaging as part of PET /CT procedure including fully diagnostic studies using i.v. and oral contrast.
  4. Perform study coordination of imaging clinical trials.
  5. Perform preclinical imaging studies using small animal SPECT /CT and PET / MRI scanners.
  6. Manage clinical trial protocols and performs image analysis to support tumor imaging response assessment in clinical trials.
  7. Support the submission and reporting related to INDs of imaging radiopharmaceutials.
  8. Maintain compliance with radiation safety policies and documentation requirements for receipt, disposal, and administration of radiopharmaceuticals.
  9. Explain procedures and research studies to the patients.
  10. Prepare the instrument sets and equipment, and assists the patient in positioning to obtain required diagnostic quality.
  11. Communicate patient status and information to the appropriate physician.
  12. Identify and perform quality control measures for imaging devices, radiation survey meterst, dose calibrators, well counters, and gamma counters.
  13. Assist in maintaining laboratory inventory and ordering supplies.
  14. Verify scan quality and performs computer image and data processing including archiving and data transfer to research and clinical archives (e.g., PACS ).
  15. Calculate quantity of radiopharmaceutical activity and volume to be administered following prescribed procedures.
  16. Assay specimens and prepares standards in scintillation counting systems, and performs calculations and documentation of results.
  17. Schedule patients for PET /CT exams.

The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications


Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

Current licensure to practice as a Radiologic Technologist in the State of Utah.

Registration with the American Registry of Radiological Technologists ( ARRT ) as a R.T. (CT) ( ARRT ).

One of the following

Nuclear Medicine Technician Certification.

Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board ( NMTCB ) or ARRT Registration as Nuclear Medicine Technology R.T. (N)( ARRT ).

Training and/or experience in the latest techniques of radiation safety, radiopharmaceutical preparation and computer processing techniques to perform patient examinations.

Registration with the American Registry of Radiological Technologists ( ARRT ) as a R.T. (CT) ( ARRT ) is required within one year of hire date.



  • Experience in performing PET and CT imaging and related image processing
  • Training and/or experience in the latest techniques of radiation safety and radiopharmaceutical administration to perform patient imaging examinations and radioisotope therapies
  • Knowledge of anatomy and interpretation of cross-sectional imaging with CT and MRI
  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills


  • Experience in performing research imaging studies and study coordination in clinical trials
  • Knowledge of current imaging response assessment criteria used in cancer clinical trials
  • Prior experience of preclinical imaging is a plus

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Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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