Scientist II -Molecular Imaging

  • location: North Chicago, IL
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $30 - $38.53 per hour
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Scientist II -Molecular Imaging

job summary:
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location: North Chicago, Illinois
job type: Contract
salary: $30.00 - 38.53 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • The primary function of this position is to conduct preclinical in vivo positron emission tomography (PET) imaging studies
  • Provide experimental support for preclinical imaging studies in rodents and large animals, including formulation and administration of radiotracer/contrast agent/compound, image data acquisition, and blood sampling
  • Operate state of the art imaging systems, including a Mediso LFER 150 PET/CT, a Siemens Inveon PET/CT, a BioScan nanoSPECT/CT, and two Bruker MRI systems
  • Function as the study coordinator of several preclinical imaging studies
  • Develop and ensure high quality study protocols
  • Support preclinical PET imaging studies by analyzing blood or tissue samples
  • Perform analysis of imaging data using specialized software
  • Ensure maintenance of imaging equipment, in close collaboration with vendor support team
  • Conduct and interpret literature searches to aid in the understanding and improvement of imaging studies
  • Maintain a clean and safe laboratory environment through diligent handling and use-tracking of radioactive materials
  • Communicate key results to team members and project stakeholders and contribute to study reports
 
qualifications:
  • BS in pharmacology, biochemistry, cell/molecular biology, or a related field with typically 7 years of experience, or master's degree or equivalent education with typically 5 years of experience
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred
  • The preferred candidate will have diverse experience in animal handling and a well-developed interest in working with advanced imaging techniques
  • Demonstrated skills in molecular imaging or in vivo pharmacology
  • Experience working with radioactivity preferred; willingness and ability to work with radioactivity required
 
skills: Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, In Vivo
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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