September 18, 2016

Research Specialist/MicroCT Imaging Scientist

Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT - Cambridge, MA

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Job Description

Research Specialist/MicroCT Imaging Scientist: The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT (KI) seeks to fill a new full time Research Specialist position in the Animal Imaging and Preclinical Testing Core Facility.
The position will require expertise in small animal microCT imaging and a strong background in biological research with an emphasis on cancer, metastasis and/or therapeutic testing in small animal models. The qualified candidate will be responsible for enhancing the facility s capabilities in microCT imaging and analysis for a broad range of applications. The candidate will oversee model development, user training and instrument use, maintenance and troubleshooting. The position will include collaborative teamwork in planning and executing preclinical efficacy studies in rodents (including some animal handling, injections, necropsies etc.). The position will involve extensive collaborative interaction with faculty, postdoctoral and graduate trainees for experimental design, training, execution of experiments, data analysis and development of new methodologies. Other responsibilities may include collecting and analyzing data from other imaging modalities (MRI, ultrasound, PET and optical imaging), performing biochemical assays, and management of resources including training and oversight of technical staff. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a three-year, term-limit position with the possibility of an extension pending available funding.