Job Information

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 values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are 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.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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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.