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Research Associate 2/20/2017

University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers Los Angeles, CA

Company
University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
H87411
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree
AJE Ref #
577596807

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Job Title:
Research Associate

UCLA Title:
Staff Research Assoc I

Job No.:
H87411

Work Hours:
M-F/8:00am-5:00pm

Work Location:
Westwood, CA

Job Type:
Career

Duration:
Indef.

Minimum Salary:
$20.14 / $3504

Maximum Salary:
$24.02 / $4179

Layoff Referral Deadline:


Bargaining Unit:
RX



JOB DUTIES:

The Research Associate responsibilities will include assisting in a research group in developing novel pulse sequences for the 3T and 1.5T MRI scanners using C++, acquiring multi-dimensional MR Spectroscopic techniques in breast and prostate cancer, and post-processing the data using commercial and home developed mat lab codes. IDEA Programming: prior knowledge in using Siemens IDEA pulse programming (C++) compilers meant for different platforms. Combine echo planar imaging and concentric circular encoding schemes with MRS localization including adiabatic RF pulses for spatial boundary optimization; simulate the pulse sequence on the compiler and further optimization. Design novel spatial and spectroscopic encoding schemes. VAPOR suppression of water and MEGA-PRESS for water and fat suppression. Acquire MR Imaging and MR Spectroscopy: acquire 3D MP-RAGE, DTI and ASL. To acquire multi-dimensional MR spectroscopic data in 1) women with breast cancer and healthy subject's men with prostate cancer (malignant/benign) and healthy prostates. To record abdominal MRI (DIXON) and calf muscle MRS in diabetic type 2 and healthy subjects. To post-process the MR images using vendor-provided and other commercial and non-commercial software packages. Acquire MR Imaging and MR Spectroscopy: acquire 3D MP-RAGE, DTI and ASL. To acquire multi-dimensional MR spectroscopic data in 1) women with breast cancer and healthy subjects. men with prostate cancer (malignant/benign) and healthy prostates. To record abdominal MRI (DIXON) and calf muscle MRS in diabetic type 2 and healthy subjects. To post-process the MR images using vendor-provided and other commercial and non-commercial software. Packages. Preparing MRS phantoms and optimization of novel MR Spectroscopic Imaging techniques: To prepare phantoms mimicking brain, breast, prostate, liver and calf muscle metabolites.



JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

BS/MS degree in Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Chemical Physics or related field with 2+ years laboratory experience. Prior experience working with 3T/7T/1.5T MRI and MR Spectroscopy. Knowledge of MATLAB and C++. Basic knowledge of MR Physics (MRI and MR Spectroscopy). Knowledge of medical and scientific terminology Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.



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