GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
Under the direct supervision of the Center Director the Medical Imaging Physicist will act as technical lead for its Imaging Core. In this position, the candidate will provide advanced medical imaging expertise to basic, clinical and translational research projects performed at the Center.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Oversee all policies and procedures with regard to the safe and productive operation of MR systems
- Work with applications specialists to understand and effectively implement all new software as it becomes commercially available in order to maximize image quality
- Work with Center leadership to continually improve and shorten MR protocols and standardized them between scanners and campuses
- Work with industry vendor's research teams to evaluate new sequences and works in progress (WIPs)
- Understand and test WIPs, present them to users to evaluated and implement those that are deemed useful
- Attend manufacture/software specific MR physics training as defined by the needs of the Center
- Review all quotes to assure that desired software and hardware specifications are included
- Manage all physics aspects related to scanner installation including assuring appropriate shielding, accurate gauss line determinations, strict adherence to all MR safety guidelines, interfacing with attending construction renovation meetings, etc.
- Work with manufacturer applications specialists to develop and implement all protocols
- Support the installation of ancillary equipment within the MR scan room
- Teach basic MR physics to users and staff
- Lead the MRI Safety Committee and recommend safety procedures
- Ensure compliance with state, local, and federal regulations
- Manage junior staff that support operations
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
- Experience in MR pulse sequence design, medical imaging reconstruction and processing, and MRI hardware
- Must possess strong problem-solving and excellent communication skills with a diverse community of scientists
- Experience with Siemens equipment required, additionally vendor equipment expertise preferred.
Field of Study/Additional Specialized Training:
Ph.D. in physics, electrical or biomedical engineering, computational or computer science, medical physics, or a related field
Advanced training and/or experience in magnetic resonance imaging within a technical and academic environment preferred