The Department of Radiology at Stanford University is dedicated to excellence in clinical care, research, education, and administration. The people and programs comprising Stanford Radiology are world-renowned. Stanford Radiology's core strength lies in its people: faculty, who are highly regarded for their deep subspecialty expertise, dedication to patient care, and responsiveness to referring providers; multidisciplinary researchers who continue to push the boundaries of innovation in physics and engineering to develop cutting-edge methods for enhanced anatomic and functional imaging; staff who are dedicated and engaged in moving the mission of the department, school, and university forward.
The Section of Neuroradiology is seeking a full time Life Science Research Professional (LSRP) to perform basic functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct and analyze experiments in the Zaharchuk lab. The LSRP will be involved in defined research projects and will be responsible for independently conducting and analyzing experiments related to neuroimaging technology to neurosciences problems. The LSRP is responsible for assigned research projects and will independently carry out analysis to completion The LSRP is expected to interpret and analyze the results and suggest modifications to procedures as appropriate. The LSRP is responsible for maintaining detailed records of experiments and outcomes, conducting analyses and literature reviews. Other responsibilities include lab management tasks such as ordering supplies and maintaining lab records.. The LSRP is expected to keep abreast of scientific literature and contribute new ideas and techniques to the lab.Duties include:
- Plan approach to experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory.
- Independently conduct experiments; maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
- Apply the theories and methods of a life science discipline to interpret and perform analyses of experiment results; offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with senior researcher.
- Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and apply learnings to related research.
- Contribute to publication of findings as needed. Participate in the preparation of written documents, including procedures, presentations, and proposals.
- Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.
- Assist with orientation and training of new staff or students on lab procedures or techniques.
- Other Duties may also be assigned.
This is a one-year fixed term position with a possibility for renewal. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
- Image interpretation and manipulation using OSIRIX on Macintosh
- Ability to use image processing softwares, including Matlab, ImageJ, FSL, SPM, ITKsnap
- Ability to develop Linux-based scripts, program in Python, use of GitHub
- Experience with medical imaging datasets
- Experience with basic statistics for health sciences
- Experience with AI software frameworks, including TensorFlow, pyTorch, and Keras.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.
- General understanding of scientific principles. Demonstrated performance to use knowledge and skills when needed.
- Demonstrated ability to apply theoretical knowledge of science principals to problem solve work.
- Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
- General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
- Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
- Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.
- Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, write by hand, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing over 40 pounds.
- Occasionally sit, kneel, crawl, reach and work above shoulders, sort and file paperwork or parts.
- Rarely climb, scrub, sweep, mop, chop and mix or operate hand and foot controls.
- Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
- Ability to bend, squat, kneel, stand, reach above shoulder level, and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.
- Ability to lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Ability to work in a dusty, dirty, and odorous environment.
- Position may require repetitive motion.
*- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job. WORKING CONDITIONS:
- May require working in close proximity to blood borne pathogens.
- May require work in an environment where animals are used for teaching and research.
- Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present.
- Employee must perform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses and shoes, protective clothing and gloves, and possibly a respirator.
- May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
- Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors bases on training and lessons learned.
- Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.
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