The Yale Translational Research Imaging Center (YTRIC) is seeking to hire a Research Associate in our multi-disciplinary imaging center with background in veterinary medicine or veterinary technology. Reporting to the Director of YTRIC, this position will manage animal care and assist in research procedures that include anesthesia, surgery, interventional and imaging procedures, and post-operative care.
1. Recommends the design and implementation of procedures and protocols under the direction of a higher-level authority. 2. Investigates, analyzes, and reaches preliminary scientific conclusions related to research planning 3. Ensures data results are compiled, analyzed, and presented properly. 4. Analyzes, develops and interprets scientific results. Maintains clear documentation of results. Prepares scientific reports and papers for research proposals and published reports. 5. Performs independent research and laboratory techniques and participates in experimental research planning. 6. Interacts with internal contacts including the PI, research assistants, graduate students, Radiation Safety and Biological Safety officers, and Animal Care personnel to discuss and evaluate research results and to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the laboratory. 7. Interacts with external contacts such as researchers at other institutions, staff at biotechnology and reagents companies to consult on research methods and to keep abreast of product information and developments. 8. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Master’s Degree in a scientific discipline and one year experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Knowledge of imaging modalities (C-arm fluoroscopy, CT/SPECT, ultrasound) is an asset. Ability to perform study duties and responsibilities with minimal supervision.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Ability to interact with a broad spectrum of constituencies, such as all levels of university faculty, staff and trainees, as well as external entities such as the collaborating institutions and regulatory agencies.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Excellent written and verbal English-language communication skills.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Proficiency with a wide range of software applications, including, but not limited to MS Office Suite with an ability to learn new software.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
A flexible work schedule is required.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Preferred background in animal handling with a focus on surgical techniques and anesthesia. Preferred experience working with large animals (mainly swine).
Preferred Licenses or Certifications:
Certification in veterinary medicine, or veterinary technology preferred. Experience with ultrasound, SPECT/PET/CT, Fluoroscopy imaging preferred.
About Yale University School of Medicine
Yale Translational Research Imaging Center (Y-TRIC): Founded in 2010 and directed by Albert Sinusas, MD, Professor of Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology, Y-TRIC was established to facilitate translational animal research. The facility centralizes small and large animal housing and surgery with state-of-the-art imaging resources.
The core resources include; an integrated surgical and fluoroscopy suite, radiochemistry laboratory, a unique hybrid SPECT/64-slice CT scanner, a microSPECT/CT imaging suite, in vitro and in vivo microCT scanners, 3D ultrasound imaging systems, a state-of-the-art mouse echo core laboratory, and 3D graphics workstations.
The center focuses on imaging probe and technology development and multimodality anatomic, physiological, and molecular imaging, and image registration and quantification. The training in the Center is supported by an NHLBI-funded T32 program in multimodality molecular and translational cardiovascular imaging. Y-TRIC staff also facilitate multimodality animal imaging at the Yale Magnetic Resonance Research Center (MRRC) and Yale PET Center.