The Project Scientist works independently and in cooperation with the Principal Investigator to make significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in the field of translational imaging research. The Project Scientist may be an ongoing member of a research team or may be employed for a limited period of time to contribute high-level skills to a specific research or creative program. Project Scientists are not required to carry out independent research or to develop an independent research reputation and do not have teaching responsibilities. The Project Scientist title will carry out research or creative programs as well as administration of day-to-day lab operations with supervision by the Principal Investigator.
Knowledge of PI's area of research specialization in medical imaging. Demonstrated technical competency in a variety of research techniques and protocols.
Assists in day-to-day laboratory activities and assists with general management of laboratory resources.
Assists with lab experiments.
Assists in preparation of grant proposals, submissions, publications and presentations but is not responsible for generating grant funds.
May serve as PI for certain grants as approved by the Principal Investigator.
Participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
Develops, adapts and implements new research techniques and protocols.
Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.
May train and lead staff research associates and research fellows.
Appointees on an academic trajectory will be expected to commit a portion of their time to developing an independent range of research.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES:
Plans, organizes, and executes all aspects of research studies in conjunction with the PI, team, sponsor and/or funding source to ensure excellent research operations and progress for multiple studies, and high productivity and accountability within lab.
Coordinates and oversees multi-center studies, including but not limited to setting up collaboration agreements, study start-up, data collection and management, for collaborative projects.
Develops and maintains regulatory protocols (IRB and IACUC) under the guidance of PI and with other team members.
Maintains registry of imaging data and supporting clinical data.
Assists PI with facilitating requests with cross-functional teams to support lab (e.g., EIS requests, lab website maintenance, etc), maintaining lab records and documents (e.g, agreements, contracts, study files, etc), overseeing lab resources, and supervising personnel.
Monitors and ensures compliance with safety standards and procedures.
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