Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist
Job ID: R0036573 | Health Services Professional | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
UVA Core Facilities in the School of Medicine is seeking a Preclinical MRI Technologist who will be responsible for carrying out rodent imaging studies for biomedical research using preclinical MRI, PET, SPECT and CT. Primary job duties include animal and radiotracer handling, operation and maintenance of scanners and other equipment under the core director's guidance, and routine tasks for imaging lab upkeep. The successful candidate is expected to rigorously follow all guidelines and regulations regarding animal research and radiation safety, and be very organized, detail-oriented and motivated to learn new skills in a small animal imaging setting.

Job responsibilities include:
  • Running imaging experiments for users on the Bruker BioSpin 9.4T MRI scanner and back-up imaging services on a Bruker Albira Si PET/SPECT/CT scanner.
  • Preparing small animals for imaging, including, but not limited to, anesthetization of animals, insertion of tail vein catheter, placement of ECG leads, measurement of radioactivity levels, determination of volume needed for dosing the animal, injection of contrast agent or radiotracer, placement of the animal in the scanner, and running the scanner.
  • Maintaining compliance and training for handling animals and radioactivity.
  • Maintaining scheduling the scanner and billing for user time through iLab software.
  • Maintaining the laboratory, keeping the area clean and maintaining necessary supplies.
  • Back-up of image data sets and transfer of image sets to users.
  • Running and documenting routine QC scans to ensure the scanner is functioning properly.
  • Retrieving and returning small animals to the vivarium.
  • Analyzing image with the available imaging software, including PMOD and inviCRO VivoQuant analysis software, conversion of image data from one format to another using pre-written software, entering data into spreadsheets, and performing statistical analyses.

In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

  • Education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience: At least 3 years of imaging experience required.
  • Licensure: Registered Radiologic Technologist through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT R.T.) preferred but not required.

Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently bending/stooping and reaching (overhead, extensive and repetitive). Repetitive motion: computer keyboard. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills. Attention to detail and ability to write legibly. Ability to lift/push/pull 50-100 lbs. May be exposed to, cold, dust, noise, radiation, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.

Priority review of applications will begin June 19, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check and health screening per University Policy.

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Charlottesville, VA 22903

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