Jul 12, 2022

MRI Technologist

  • UVA Health System
  • Charlottesville, VA, USA

Job Description

UVA Core Facilities in the School of Medicine is seeking a Preclinical MRI Technologist who will be responsible for carrying out rodent imaging studies for biomedical research using preclinical MRI, PET, SPECT, and CT. Primary job duties include animal and radiotracer handling, operation and maintenance of scanners and other equipment under the core director’s guidance, and routine tasks for imaging lab upkeep. The successful candidate is expected to rigorously follow all guidelines and regulations regarding animal research and radiation safety, and be very organized, detail-orientated, and motivated to learn new skills in a small animal imaging setting.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Run imaging experiments for users on the Bruker BioSpin 9.4T MRI scanner, and backup imaging services on a Bruker Albira Si PET/SPECT/CT scanner.
  • Prepare small animals for imaging including but not limited to anesthetization of animals, insertion of tail vein catheter, placement of ECG leads, measurement of radioactivity levels and determination of volume needed for dosing the animal, injection of contrast agent or radiotracer, placement of the animal in the scanner, and running the scanner.
  • Maintain compliance and training for handling animals and radioactivity.
  • Maintain scheduling the scanner and billing for user time through iLab software.
  • Maintain the laboratory, keep the area clean, and maintain necessary supplies.
  • Backup of image data sets and transfer of image sets to users.
  • Run and document routine QC scans to ensure the scanner is functioning properly.
  • Retrieve and return small animals to the vivarium.
  • Analyze image with the available imaging software including PMOD and inviCRO VivoQuant analysis software, conversion of image data from one format to another using pre-written software, entering data into spreadsheets, performing statistical analyses.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s degree

Experience: At least 3 years’ of imaging experience required

Licensure: Registered Radiologic Technologist through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT R.T.) preferred but not required.


Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently bending/stooping, reaching (overhead, extensive, and repetitive); Repetitive motion: computer keyboard. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull 50 - 100lbs. May be exposed to, cold, dust, noise, radiation, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.

Priority review of applications will begin June 19, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.


Complete an application online and attach:

1. Cover letter to include your interest, knowledge, skills, abilities, or experience related to the position

2. Resume or CV

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for R0036573.

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board: https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and search for R0036573.

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. ***

For questions about the application process, please contact Michelle Williams, Senior Academic Recruiter, mew8js@virginia.edu.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check and health screening per University Policy.

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