Research Specialist, The University of Texas, USA
Texas ,United States
- Posted Date: 06/16/2023
- Expires on: 06/30/2023
As a top-10 engineering school with the No. 1 program in Texas, the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has been a global leader in technology innovation and engineering education for over a century. With 11 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs, over 20 research centers and a faculty community that boasts one of the highest number of National Academy of Engineering members among U.S. universities, Texas Engineering has launched some of the nation’s most accomplished leaders and pioneered world changing solutions in virtually every industry, from space exploration to energy to health care. Situated in the heart of Austin — named “America’s Coolest City” by Expedia and “The Best Place to Live in the U.S.” by U.S. News and World Report — the Cockrell School embodies the city’s innovative spirit. Major companies with Austin campuses, such as Dell, National Instruments, Apple, IBM, Samsung, Google and many others, continue to recruit Cockrell School students at a remarkable rate, launching thousands of successful careers and developing Texas Engineers into industry leaders.
The Cockrell School is committed to building an inclusive environment, free from all forms of hate, racism and injustice, where students, faculty and staff feel safe and supported. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender and gender expression, or socioeconomic background.
The Research Specialist will contribute to MRI and ultrasound kidney imaging projects in BME and the Sickle Cell Clinic in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. Working closely with a team of engineers lead by Adam Bush, PhD and clinical staff, lead by Alicia Chang, MD, the Research Specialist will aid in the development, performance, and evaluation of MRI and ultrasound imaging studies in children with sickle cell anemia.
Coordinate with research staff to assure that research activities are performed in accordance with federal, state, and institutional review board regulations.
Maintain and assist with the preparation of IRB protocols and regulatory documents
Aid with research subject recruitment and consent.
Assist in the collection of physiologic, ultrasound and MRI data in children and adults with chronic illnesses.
Prepare and perform analysis on blood and urine samples in a wet laboratory setting.
Order and organize laboratory supplies and equipment.
Write basic software (MATLAB, Python) to analyze and report medical imaging data.
Attend and contribute to weekly research team meetings.
Write up and present findings at international scientific conferences.
Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Biology, Neuroscience or related fields.
Research interest in physiology and translational medical imaging in humans.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
Ability to be organized, work independently and maintain maturity and professionalism at all times when working with vulnerable patient populations.
Experience with Matlab and/or Python. Prior wet lab experience.
Applicants seeking a hands on research experience before medical or graduate school (post-bac), candidates who will contribute to diversity in STEM are encouraged to apply. Funding for a 1-year position is guaranteed with option for renewal based on performance.
$45,000+ depending on qualifications.
May work around chemical fumes
May work around standard office conditions
May work around biohazards
May work around chemicals
May work around electrical and mechanical hazards
Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
Use of manual dexterity
Climbing of stairs
Lifting and moving
Cover Letter/Statement Letter
3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.
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Retirement Plan Eligibility:
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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