Medical Imaging Scientist-MRI

 
Position: Medical Imaging Scientist-MRI

Job ID: 150688

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: RADIOLOGY RESEARCH

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.  

Summary:

We are searching for a Medical Imaging Scientist – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll provide advanced medical imaging expertise to clinical and translational research projects in a clinical and academic environment.



Responsibilities :

Oversee all policies and procedures with regard to the safe and productive operation of MR systems
• Work with applications specialists to understand and effectively implement all new software as it becomes commercially available in order to maximize image quality
• Work with Divisional MR Radiologists, other radiologist, and the MR QA manager to continually improve and shorten MR protocols and standardized them between scanners and campuses
• Work with Phillips and Siemens physicist and research teams to evaluate works in progress (WIPs)
• Understand and test WIPs, present them to radiologist to evaluated and implement those that are deemed clinically useful
• Attend manufacture/software specific MR physics training as defined by the needs of the MR department
• Review all quotes to assure that desired software and hardware specifications are included
• Manage all physics aspects related to scanner installation including assuring appropriate shielding, accurate gauss line determinations, strict adherence to all MR safety guidelines, interfacing with TCH Biomedical Engineering, attending construction renovation meetings, etc.
• Work with manufacturer applications specialists, divisional MR radiologist, and the MR QA manager to develop and implement all protocols
• Support the installation of ancillary equipment within the MR scan room
• Teach basic MR physics to radiology residents and MR technologist
• Teach advanced MR physics to fellows and attending radiologist
• Support ACR testing of MR units at all campuses
• Lead the MRI Safety Committee and recommend safety procedures
• Ensure compliance with state, local, and federal regulations



Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in physics, electrical or biomedical engineering, computational or computer science, medical physics, or a related field
• Professional Medical Physicists certification by State of Texas, preferred
• Advanced training and/or experience in a related clinical and academic environment preferred
• Expertise in medical imaging processing and scientific programming
• Prior pediatric experience preferred
• Must possess strong problem-solving and excellent communication skills
• Knowledge of programming (e.g. IDL, Matlab, C/C++), Monte Carlo simulation packages, image reconstruction algorithms, quantitative analysis, data analysis, tabulation of data, equipment calibration, and technical writing experience



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