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Research Specialist Position: MRI and Ultrasound Imaging 

Job Description

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a qualified staff Research Specialist postion in the area of functional body imaging. The Research Specialist will contribute to MRI and ultrasound kidney imaging projects in BME and the Sickle Cell Clinic in the Division of Hematalogy/Oncology at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. Working closely with a team engineers lead by Adam Bush, PhD and clinical staff, lead by Alicia Chang, MD, the Research Specialist will aid in the development, performance and evaluation of MRI and ultrasound imaging studies in children with sickle cell anemia.

Job Responsbilities

• Coordinate with research staff to assure that research activities are performed in accordance with federal, state, and institutional review board regulations.
• Maintain and assist with the preparation of IRB protocols and regulatory documents
• Aid with research subject recruitment and consent.
• Assist in the collection of physiologic, ultrasound and MRI data in children and adults with chronic illnesses.
• Prepare and perform analysis on blood and urine samples in a wet laboratory setting.
• Order and organize laboratory supplies and equipment.
• Write basic software (MATLAB, Python) to analyze and report medical imaging data.
• Attend and contribute to weekly research team meetings.
• Write up and present findings at international scientific conferences.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Biology, Neuroscience or related fields. Research interest in physiology and translational medical imaging in humans. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Ability to be organized, work independently and maintain maturity and professionalism at all times when working with vulnerable patient populations.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Matlab and/or Python. Prior wet lab experience. Applicants seeking a hands on research experience before medical or graduate school (post-bac) and candiates that contribute to diversity in STEM are encouraged to apply. Funding for a 1 year position is guaranteed with option for renewal based on performance. Salary: 45k+ based on qualifications. Anticpated start date is summer or fall of 2022.


Compile a single PDF and send CV, cover letter/personal statement and contact info of two references. Please apply here. Address questions to Adam Bush, PhD, Assitant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Junior Faculty Positions

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is dedicated to developing solutions for human health by educating the next generation of biomedical engineers, cultivating leaders, and nurturing the integration of engineering, science, and medicine in a discovery-centered environment. To help advance this mission, we are seeking qualified applicants to fill two tenure-track, faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are particularly interested in recruiting faculty in the following research areas 1) immunoengineering with applications in cancer, neuroimmunology, or systems biology, 2) mechanobiology, biophysics, or computational bioengineering.

Required qualifications include a doctorate in engineering or a related field with a strong record of research accomplishments, publications, and career stage appropriate funding. Candidates are also expected to teach core undergraduate and graduate courses in biomedical engineering, develop a sponsored research program, supervise graduate students, employ inclusive practices in their classrooms and research programs, collaborate with other faculty, and have a commitment to university and professional service. Additionally, we seek applicants who have a desire to build collaborations with Dell Medical School and the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, as well as regional medical centers including the Seton Stroke Institute. Furthermore, the Department has strong clinical partnerships with a number of medical institutions across Texas, including MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and UT Health Science Centers at Houston and San Antonio.

Interested persons should include a cover letter expressing interest and stating the position for which applying; 1) a statement summarizing past contributions to and future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion; 2) a statement of teaching goals as related to our departmental focus; 3) a statement of research; 4) a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) including academic and professional experience; 5) peer reviewed publications (please include PDF copies of a maximum of your two most significant, peer-reviewed, published manuscripts); and 6) at least three confidentially submitted references via the Interfolio portal. Read a full description of the application instructions and criteria being used to assess faculty candidate statements. Failure to provide detailed statements that address these criteria may disadvantage your application in the review process. Applications received before October 25th, 2021 will be given priority review.

Please upload your documents via Interfolio.

Please direct inquiries to Michael Don.


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