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University of Utah Research Associate in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 12/08/2017

Requisition Number PRN15856B

Job Title Research Associate

Working Title Research Associate

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday through Friday

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00879 - Radiology Research

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $50,000 - $70,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

We are seeking an expert in the design and implementation of MRI acquisition and reconstruction techniques (e.g., BOLD , ASL , DCE , UTE ) for studying muscle, kidneys, and vessels.

The successful candidate will work as a full-time Research Associate in the Vascular and Physiologic Imaging Research Lab, led by Vivian S Lee, MD, PhD, MBA , and Jeff L Zhang, PhD. This lab is on the forefront of body- and vascular- MRI research and is funded by multiple federal grants, including two newly-awarded NIH R01s. The successful candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary team of physicians and scientists from various departments including radiology, geriatrics, vascular surgery, and nephrology. Development of additional grant funding will be strongly encouraged and supported.


Develop new image acquisition techniques for our ongoing projects.

Identify suitable developed methods for our projects.

Perform MRI image acquisition on our Siemens scanners.

Help interpret MRI data and results.

Write and publish scientific papers.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Physics, Electrical or Biomedical Engineering, or similar.

Experience in MR pulse sequence programming, preferably on Siemens scanners.

At least 3 peer-reviewed journal publications in the field of magnetic resonance imaging.

Experience with small-animal imaging is a plus.


Good team player.

Experienced writer.

Interested in pursuing academic research.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

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

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