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Research Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure/Non-Tenure Track) AD-0601-00 (RAD/CNRM)

Position Deleted on 2/08/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Bethesda, MD
  • Faculty - Medicine - Medical Researcher
  • Faculty - Medicine - Radiology
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
$66,196 to $106,017 USD Per Year
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. USUHS serves the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation, and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness.

The USUHS Department of Radiology is seeking applicants for a full-time Research Assistant Professor . This position is located in the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, USUHS, with a primary appointment within the Department of Radiology and collaborative research responsibilities in the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM; The CNRM is a collaborative intramural federal program, involving USUHS and the National Institutes of Health ( with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, that was recently developed to bring together the expertise of clinicians and scientists across disciplines to catalyze innovative approaches to traumatic brain injury (TBI) research.

Duties: The incumbent will serve as an investigator and as such will contribute expertise and leadership in pre-clinical research relevant to the overall TBI research efforts within the CNRM. Serves as a collaborator on small animal research projects involving in vivo imaging techniques such as quantitative positron emission tomography (PET), fMRI, MRS, and DTI. Provides assistance to faculty and academic staff researchers regarding experimental design including selection of radiotracers, scan parameters, image reconstruction parameters, image post-processing, and pharmacokinetic modeling. Instructs and mentors graduate students, as well as serves on school, department and dissertation committees as needed; Responsible for establishing an independent and extramurally-funded research programs. Develops novel MR pulse sequences and image analysis programs Applies compartmental modeling software to determine the desired pharmacokinetic parameters including cerebral blood flow, regional glucose metabolism, enzyme activity, and neurotransmitter receptor ligand binding potentials. Trains faculty, academic staff, and research staff in basic image post-processing techniques. Represents the University at professional gatherings, delivers lectures, and participates in meetings and panel discussions at other institutions.

Qualification Requirements: Incumbent must hold a minimum of a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, plus substantial experience in directly related research or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience. Experience with in vivo small animal imaging and translational imaging techniques and computer programming skills in IDL, C, and MATLAB are preferred. Knowledge of complex laboratory procedures. Ability to meet project deadlines. Good communication and analytical skills. The successful candidate must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level in accordance with USUHS academic policies.

U.S. citizenship is required.

The position sensitivity level is designated as non-critical sensitive. It does not require a secret clearance. Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete an Access National Agency Check (ANACI). Appointment to this position is subject the incumbent's ability to obtain and maintain a non-critical-sensitive security level. Failure to meet the requirement will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

Instructions to Candidates: To apply for this position, candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, an outline of their proposed research program (2-3 pages), and the names and address of three (3) individuals whom we may contact as references. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until filled.
USUHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity.
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