Promote the University's research mission by supporting scientific, scholarly and creative activities through scientific inquiry, open discovery, dissemination of new knowledge, administering programs, procedures and policies to assure compliance and to advance research, technology commercialization, or economic development.
HEALTH CARE JOB FAMILY/JOB FAMILY PURPOSE:
Conduct highly technical and specialized scientific research by independently securing funding; performing research experiments, simulation and theoretical investigations; analyzing data; and disseminating research findings. This job family requires the academic knowledge of a discipline that is associated with a doctoral degree or equivalent professional degree. Incumbents must also demonstrate outstanding achievement in a field of research.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
The primary function of this position is to develop new MR imaging capabilities within the MR Research Facility. This will include the development of new imaging as well as spectroscopic techniques to study anatomy, function, and metabolism using both proton as well as other MR visible nuclei. In addition, this position will report the results from these efforts in scientific publications as well as support the writing and submission of grant applications.
The incumbent is expected to work in a fast paced research environment with diverse team of investigators, students, and staff members. In addition, the incumbent will work with state-of-the-art imaging equipment including research dedicated 3T and 7T whole body scanners and a small animal 7T scanner.
Experiments, Simulation, Modeling or Theoretical Investigation:
Identify and define problems, solutions to which can be approached through a scientific research process.
Design and execute experiments
Work independently on basic research tasks with oversight by Faculty or Principal Investigator (PI).
Contribute to documentation of equipment and procedures.
Data/Research Analysis and Evaluation
Collect and perform statistical data analysis. Evaluate data to establish relevance to the problem or problems being investigated.
Perform basic data analysis techniques.
Compare results of scientific investigations to previously published work.
Dissemination of research results
Prepare research results for publication in reports, papers, journals, books, grants and other media.
Present results in in departmental seminars and professional meetings.
Develop new grant proposals for research and obtain support for new and/or continuing research activities.
Maintain liaison with sponsoring agencies and organizations as well as with other research and educational institutions.
Participate in determining research priorities and planning programs of research.
Contribute to progress reports required by funding agencies.
Provide service to the scientific community, University and General Public.
Review Submitted manuscripts and research proposals.
Consult and collaborate with research community.
May participate in national and international meetings within discipline.
Mentor graduate students.
May provide functional and/or administrative supervision for staff.
Provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling to assure outcomes are achieved.
Quantitative Research :
Knowledge of and the ability to use numerical methods to compile information about a given situation or condition.
Knowledge of and the ability to locate, interpret and evaluate research findings compiled and documented by others and use this material to support empirical research.
Knowledge of and the ability to utilize tools and techniques for producing well-written, meaningful and usable documentation of research findings.
Knowledge of practices, behaviors, applicable laws, rules and regulations governing proper research conduct. Ability to demonstrate ethical and compliant behavior in diverse situations.
Research Safety :
Knowledge of the procedures and programs in place in the organization to ensure employee, student and subject safety (occupational safety, fire, patient, animal, drug, radiation, environmental safety and emergency plans). Ability to take appropriate action in case of emergency.
Collaboration and Embracing Diversity
Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, and national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Positive Impact/Achieving Results
Ability to utilize existing resources and to learn to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.
Service Excellence/Customer Focus
Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.
Supervision is received from the MRI Recharge Center, Vincent Magnotta, Ph.D.
Functional supervision may be exercised over support staff and students
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical ce...nters and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.