Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging Division has an opening for a Principal Research Associate. The Principal Research Associate will provide research support to the projects focused on Human PET imaging. This individual will play a major role in regulatory and biomedical aspects of the protocols that require interactions with human research participants.
As a Principal Research Associate, this individual would provide high-level research support to the scientific project focused on Human PET Imaging and play an integral role in the research by providing critical research data. The person will also function independently utilizing high-level expertise and very specialized knowledge of nuclear medicine technologies, imaging technologies and working with human subjects in research studies. All work is performed under the broad and general guidance of the PI. Contributes to publications.
Job Responsibilities Include:
Perform PET/CT Imaging studies for human subjects research
Inserting intravenous catheters and injecting radiopharmaceuticals.
Scheduling/screening research subjects for PET/CT studies
Performing quality control procedures
Responsible for overall radiation safety in the lab
Participation in training of new staff as needed
Obtaining informed consent from research participants
Overall responsibility for human subjects/regulatory aspects of studies. This includes:
maintaining research protocols
submitting complex paperwork for new and continuing reviews
modifying protocols with amendments
maintaining adequate logs of all human subjects work
Collecting and archiving PET/CT data
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
May lead others on projects of moderate complexity.
What is Required:
Demonstrate competency in Nuclear Medicine Imaging with PET/CT experience preferred
Demonstrate competency with phlebotomy and starting intravenous catheters
Substantial knowledge of the use of radioactivity in medical procedures
Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills
Good interpersonal skills and communication ability
Certification as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist is required.
NMTCB (CNMT) or ARRT (N)
Post primary certification in CT:
NMTCB(CT) or ARRT (CT)
State of CA Department of Health Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Three years of experience as a Nuclear Medicine or PET/CT Technologist preferred
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience is preferred
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience with human subjects research.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a part-time career appointment.
Part-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL, http://www.lbl.gov/) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.