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The UCSD Department of Radiology offers challenging career opportunities, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art services for basic, animal, clinical, and translational studies. Its facilities alongside collaborative affiliations with Scripps Radiology, the VA San Diego Healthcare System's Radiology Department, the VA Microimaging Core, the Center for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CFMRI), and the Center for Translational Imaging and Precision Medicine (CTIPM) provide a rich research environment.
The Ultrashort Echo Time (UTE) Imaging Lab is a multi-disciplinary group of radiologists, physicists, engineers, clinical specialists, and research support staff that plays a leading role in the development, validation, and evaluation of novel and cutting-edge non-invasive evaluation of musculoskeletal (MSK) tissue structure and function in both health and disease/injury conditions to the clinical research stage. The UTE Imaging Lab's portfolio is comprised of several parallel-running multiyear federally funded studies focused on a wide array of tissues as well as ongoing industry-sponsored research collaborations with industry giants such as GE Healthcare. The UTE Imaging Lab's premier research team uses state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging technology to conduct sophisticated biomedical research projects that have led to discoveries in major areas including traumatic brain injury, osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis, and other disease conditions.
Reporting to the directors of the UTE Imaging Laboratory, the incumbent will be responsible for oversight and management of the UTE Imaging Lab's research portfolio and laboratory operations, ensuring regulatory compliance of all study protocols and procedures, leads study start-up and coordination, provides work direction to staff, resolves operational issues in a timely and priority-dependent manner, and supports proposal, grant, and manuscript development. Incumbent will independently manage workflow, operations, and delegation of work; determine standard operating procedures (SOPs); oversee the budget; and establish operational and organizational objectives. This role is highly collaborative by nature and requires strong leadership skills, incumbent will advise senior management and researchers, and perform consistently in a fast-paced and immensely innovative environment.
Incumbent will support a lab of approximately 20+ radiologists, physicists, engineers, postdoctoral scholars, visiting scholars, supporting staff, and interns. Incumbent will lead study start-up and coordination (pre-clinical through clinical), ensures regulatory compliance of all study protocols and procedures, independently resolves operational issues in a timely and priority-dependent manner and acts as a primary resource for grant and manuscript development.
Strong theoretical knowledge and Bachelor's Degree in physical science such as Biology, Neuroscience, Physics, or a related field and/or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
At least four (4) years of demonstrated experience in basic, animal, clinical research or interdisciplinary research environments.
Experience in research protocol start-up procedures, including study feasibility, and study activation and IRB/IACUC processes. Strong experience in clinical trials research including budget negotiations and invoicing per clinical trial agreement.
Strong knowledge of investigational protocols (data management, query resolution, protocol design, and protocol implementation).
Outstanding skill and experience in writing and editing scientific and technical material for grants, reports, and peer-reviewed scholarly publications.
Experience conducting clinical research (e.g., screening patients for eligibility, consenting subjects, collecting specimens and/or data, managing patient retention and follow-up, reporting adverse events, orienting participating physicians).
Proven experience in general laboratory housekeeping procedures including maintaining inventory and equipment, handling biological substances, ordering supplies, maintaining equipment, preparing solutions, maintaining a clean and safe laboratory environment.
Knowledge of EH&S regulations and requirements for laboratory safety, including methods for handling, cleaning and disposal of waste.
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