Program Manager Research 83754BR

Arizona State University
Guadalupe, AZ
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022

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Organization Type
Program Manager Research


Campus: Tempe

Job Description

Arizona State University (ASU) is now inviting applications for the position of Program Manager Research with Biosciences Core to oversee the operation, maintenance and technical developments for a 3-Field (3T/ 7T/ 9.4T) small animal MR Solutions scanner as well as a vertical bore 18T Agilent MRI scanner. In this position, you would work on developing or optimizing MRI scan protocols and/or building or modifying coils, along with some data processing to assist in novel MRI research projects. Additionally, as time allows, you would be available to perform routine scanning for end users and help them organize and retrieve data. This position will report to the Biosciences Operations Director at ASU.

The small animal MRI scanner is part of a joint effort between ASU and Dignity Health and is located at Magnetic Resonance Research Center (MRRC) in ASU (Tempe Campus). The ASU imaging facilities in Tempe complement those at the Barrow Neurological Institute/ASU Center for Preclinical Imaging in nearby Phoenix.

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Project Management

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Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$63,700 - $98,000 per year; DOE

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Essential Duties

Maintaining the facility equipment at performance specification, including conducting and/or supervising instrument maintenance, scheduling, inventory management, performance evaluations, and initiating and coordinating necessary service visits.
Providing operational and/or collaborative research assistance to ASU and outside researchers. This includes but is not limited to, the operation of facility equipment, data analysis, pulse sequence programming, and the publication of scientific results.
Promoting the research capacity of the facility by disseminating scientific results through both local, national and international forums and staying up to date with research advances in the field.
Training users and authorizing trained independent and semi-independent users to access facility resources after ascertaining qualification for use.
Assisting the Biosciences Operations Director and other core staff to integrate various aspects of all bioimaging resources under Biosciences management including any new instruments acquired in the future.
Assisting the Biosciences Operations Director and Core Facilities administrative staff to develop budgets and manage financial aspects of the facilities and tours for visitors.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field and 7 years related experience; 4 of which include project management of technical or scientific endeavors.

Desired Qualifications

Evidence of a Major in Physics, Biomedical Engineering or related field.
Experience in small animal MRI and MR pulse sequence programming.
Evidence of a publication record and history of collaborative MRI studies is highly desirable.

Working Environment

Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking. Visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of desktop computer; bending, stooping, reaching and lifting up to 20 pounds. Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential duties.

Department Statement

For the seventh year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the nation, recognizing the university's culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its commitment to helping students thrive in college and beyond. U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all seven years the category has existed.

ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and international development. Our success arises from solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is embedded in every school and department; and a commitment to transform society in a positive way.

ASU has created a vibrant environment of discovery, interdisciplinary research and innovation focused on solving society's greatest challenges. ASU is one of the fastest growing research enterprises in the U.S., with research expenditures nearly tripling over the last decade. In addition to advancing research, the ASU Knowledge Enterprise trains and supports entrepreneurs, leads the university's economic development activities, engages with corporate partners and international development agencies, and facilitates technology transfer.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of "equivalent combination" in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor's degree is equal to four years of experience.

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