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Vet Tech- Junior or Assistant Specialist - 2021-2022

Application Window

Open date: August 30th, 2021

Next review date: Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Junior or Assistant Specialist
Department of Radiological Sciences
University of California Irvine

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Molloi lab is developing a dynamic CT perfusion technique for noninvasive physiological assessment of cardiovascular disease such as coronary artery disease, stroke and pulmonary embolism. The lab has developed a low radiation dose dynamic CT perfusion technique and validated it in a swine model. We have also implemented the dynamic CT perfusion technique for blood flow measurement in the brain, lung and kidney. Our ongoing interests include the clinical translation of these techniques for physiological assessment of cardiovascular disease.

Responsibilities

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Maintains knowledge of applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for large animal studies
• Performs and documents a variety of activities, including but not limited to, routine clinical observations, charting of physiological data and animal health status, taking study-required animal weights, documentation of maintenance medicine administration, etc.
• Conduct in-depth analysis of research experiments
• Write standard operating procedures, schedule work, analyze data, maintain accurate records, and write reports
• Perform computations using image analysis software, spreadsheets, graphing, and curve fitting software
• May assist with budget and/or operational aspects of grant and contract proposals
• Assist in writing the text of scientific publications and grants. Review literature
• Train new laboratory personnel, students, and collaborators
• Comply with all safety and infection control standards
• Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience working with and handling large animals
• Junior Specialist requirement: Baccalaureate degree or equivalent research
experience/ Assistant Specialist requirements: MS Degree or 5 years
experience
• Previous experience with large animal models, laboratory equipment, and basic laboratory skills
• Strong ability to analyze complex visual data in a quantitative and objective manner
• Judgment and action skills required to solve commonly encountered problems

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with large animals in a laboratory setting and knowledge of research animal physiology, pharmacology, and general animal care
• Prior experience with sterile technique, surgical procedures, preferably in large mammals and animal care
• Previous experience with IACUC protocols and procedures is helpful
• Previous experience with data and image analysis

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, or designee

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
May functionally supervise aides, technicians, and associates

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Wet chemistry laboratory, and may require appropriate contact with biohazards, radionuclides, toxins, animals, and human specimens.

Application Procedure – To apply, please log onto UC Irvine’s recruitment site located at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07102
• Curriculum Vitae
• Names of at least three references and their contact information.

For further information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact:
Sabee Molloi, Ph.D.
Department of Radiological Sciences
Medical Sciences I, B-140
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697
symolloi@uci.edu (email)
Web Page: http://saturn.radsci.uci.edu/

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    • Experience working with and handling large animals

    • Junior Specialist requirement: Baccalaureate degree or equivalent research

    experience
    Assistant Specialist requirements: MS Degree or 5 years experience

    • Previous experience with large animal models, laboratory equipment, and basic laboratory skills

    • Strong ability to analyze complex visual data in a quantitative and objective manner
    • Judgment and action skills required to solve commonly encountered problems

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07102

Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.