Principal Research Associate

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Research Support
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MB-Molecular Biophys & Integ Bio
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87966 Requisition #

Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging Division has an opening for a Principal Research Associate.  The Principal Research Associate will provide research support to the projects focused on Human PET imaging. This individual will play a major role in regulatory and biomedical aspects of the protocols that require interactions with human research participants. 

As a Principal Research Associate, this individual would provide high-level research support to the scientific project focused on Human PET Imaging and play an integral role in the research by providing critical research data. The person will also function independently utilizing high-level expertise and very specialized knowledge of nuclear medicine technologies, imaging technologies and working with human subjects in research studies. All work is performed under the broad and general guidance of the PI. Contributes to publications. 


Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Perform PET/CT Imaging studies for human subjects research

  • Inserting intravenous catheters and injecting radiopharmaceuticals.

  • Scheduling/screening research subjects for PET/CT studies

  • Performing quality control procedures 

  • Responsible for overall radiation safety in the lab

  • Participation in training of new staff as needed

  • Obtaining informed consent from research participants

  • Overall responsibility for human subjects/regulatory aspects of studies. This includes:

    • maintaining research protocols

    • submitting complex paperwork for new and continuing reviews

    • modifying protocols with amendments

    • maintaining adequate logs of all human subjects work

  • Collecting and archiving PET/CT data 


Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • May lead others on projects of moderate complexity.


What is Required: 

  • Demonstrate competency in Nuclear Medicine Imaging with PET/CT experience preferred

  • Demonstrate competency with phlebotomy and starting intravenous catheters

  • Substantial knowledge of the use of radioactivity in medical procedures

  • Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills

  • Good interpersonal skills and communication ability

  • Certification as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist is required.

    • NMTCB (CNMT) or ARRT (N)

    • Post primary certification in CT:

      • NMTCB(CT) or ARRT (CT)

    • State of CA Department of Health Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist 

  • Three years of experience as a Nuclear Medicine or PET/CT Technologist preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience is preferred


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with human subjects research.



The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.



Notes: 

  • This is a part-time career appointment.

  • Part-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

  • Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement. 

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.


Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

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