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Research Assistant Professor

**Overview**

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Located conveniently in the heart ofPhoenix, Arizona, (http://phoenix.gov/visitors/index.html) St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 571-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services. Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph's was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. More than125years later, St. Joseph's remains dedicated to its mission of caring for the poor and underserved.

We are extremely proud to be a nationally recognized center for quality quaternary care, medical education and research. St. Joseph's includes the internationally renownedBarrow Neurological Institute (https://www.barrowneuro.org/) ,Norton Thoracic Institute (https://www.dignityhealth.org/arizona/norton-thoracic-institute) ,Cancer Center at St. Joseph's (https://www.dignityhealth.org/arizona/locations/stjosephs/services/unive...) ,Ivy Brain Tumor Center (https://www.ivybraintumorcenter.org/) , andSt. Joseph's Level I Trauma Center (https://www.supportstjosephs.org/traumacenter) (which is verified by the American College of Surgeons). The hospital is also a respected center for high-risk obstetrics, neuro-rehabilitation, orthopedics, and other medical services.St. Joseph’s is considered a sought-after destination hospital for treating the most complex cases from throughout the world. Every day, approximately 20 percent of the hospital’s patients have traveled from outside of Arizona and the United States to seek treatment at St. Joseph’s.

_U.S News & World Report_ routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the top hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. In addition, St. Joseph's boasts the Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's, and a strategic alliance with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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**Responsibilities**

Job Summary:

The Barrow Neuroimaging Innovation Center has an opening for a Research Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) or Imaging Research Specialist focused on Neuro-Oncology Imaging. This person will work closely with our team of imaging scientists, biologists, and clinicians on NIH sponsored projects focused on establishing new multi-parametric MRI and/or PET image acquisition and analysis tools that can improve brain tumor patient management (e.g., diagnostics, prognostics, early therapeutic response assessment, radiotherapy and surgical guidance). Our studies span preclinical, first-in-human and clinical trial imaging and modalities include dynamic contrast MRI, multi-contrast MRI, susceptibility weighted MRI, diffusion MRI, functional MRI, and dynamic PET. The role offers the opportunity to be a part of large, multi-site studies and clinical trials.

Facilities and Environment: The BNI is an international leader in the treatment, research and education of brain and spinal diseases, conditions and injuries. The institute performs more neurosurgical procedures annually than any other facility in the United States. Outstanding instrumental resources, including multiple 1.5T and 3T MRI, PET/CT, 7T preclinical MRI, microCT, microPET and optical imaging scanners are available. In addition, collaborators within the BNI possess exceptional expertise in neurosurgery, neurology, pathology, and molecular and genomic characterization.

Candidate Qualifications: We are seeking applicants with a PhD in physics, bioengineering, mathematics, computer science or a related discipline. Post-doctoral research experience in advanced MRI methods is expected. Competitive candidates will have experience in many of the following areas: acquisition and analysis of advanced imaging methods (e.g., tracer kinetic modeling, DWI/DTI, SWI, CEST, fMRI), statistical analysis, multi-parametric data integration, mathematical modeling, and machine learning. Strong programming skills in Matlab, Python, C/C++ and experience with image analysis software packages (e.g., FreeSurfer, FSL, AFNI) are expected.

**Qualifications**

Requirements:

Two (2) years of experience following the Ph.D., M.D. or D.SC. degree in a field related to current area of research required. Beyond minimum required, experience writing grant applications for support of own work preferred. Laboratory skills and techniques execution and development required.

Competitive candidates will have experience in many of the following areas: acquisition and analysis of advanced imaging methods (e.g., tracer kinetic modeling, DWI/DTI, SWI, CEST, fMRI), statistical analysis, multi-parametric data integration, mathematical modeling, and machine learning. Strong programming skills in Matlab, Python, C/C++ and experience with image analysis software packages (e.g., FreeSurfer, FSL, AFNI) are expected.

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**Job ID** _2021-164600_

**Employment Type** _Full Time_

**Department** _Research-Imaging Basic Science_

**Hours / Pay Period** _80_

**Facility** _St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center_

**Shift** _Day_

**Standard Hours** _mon-fri (9-5)_

**Work Schedule** _8 Hour_

**Location** _AZ-PHOENIX_

Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Research Assistant Professor

Full time
Phoenix, AZ

Published on 04/17/2021

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