Title:  Pediatrics - Oncology (Instructor)

Division:  Pediatrics
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  11989



Faculty position at the level of Instructor, non-tenure track to serve as a Technical Director in the Texas Children's Hospital small animal imaging facility (SAIF).


The candidate should have demonstrated expertise in all small animal imaging modalities, especially in nuclear imaging, radiochemistry, and in image analysis and quantification. The candidate will be responsible for developing, implementing, evaluating and applying preclinical image acquisition and analysis. In addition, the candidate is required to plan, direct and execute experiments of his/her own or be an active participant. The candidate would be required to design, evaluate and analyze experimental results before reporting to the SAIF director. The candidate will be required to work with the director to manage the facility and report imaging activities to the SAIF research administration. 


Job Responsibilities: The position requires strong commitment to work as an active team member to assist other researchers to achieve their end results with various imaging modalities. It is the responsibility of the candidate to understand, implement and optimize image acquisition techniques for small animal both for nuclear (PET/SPECT/CT) imaging as well as optical and ultrasound imaging. A part of the duties will also include training pre-clinical imaging users in specialized procedures to ensure project success


Job Qualifications:


Requirements: The candidate should have PhD or equivalent in biomedical sciences. Experience with small animal imaging is must and have proven track record with relevant peer reviewed publication demonstrating his/her capabilities for the job. A strong collaborative ability and an excellent team player is essential to be eligible for this position. The candidate is expected to work with various imaging projects and therefore experience in working with different areas of biomedical research is an addendum. This includes experience in cancer research, immunology, toxicology, pharmacology, metabolism and genetic diseases.


Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with experience in nuclear imaging, ultrasound, optical imaging and microscopy is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates having experience in radio-labeling of proteins, peptides and experience in pre-clinical small animal imaging. The candidate should be expert in animal handling and tail vein injections. Teaching, mentoring and supervision experience in the field of small animal imaging.



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Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.