University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Life Sciences

Position ID:UHManoa-School of Life Sciences-MRISPECIALIST [#16081, 83692]
Position Title: MRI Specialist S5
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, United States [map]
Subject Area: Life sciences / Life science
Appl Deadline:2020/03/20 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2020/02/27, finished 2020/09/27, listed until 2020/03/21)
Position Description:    

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Hiring Unit: School of Life Sciences

Location: University of Hawaii at Manoa

Salary Information: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience

Monthly Type: 11 month

Tenure Track: Tenure-track

Full/Part Time: Full time

Temp/Perm: Permanent

Funding: General Funds

Other Conditions:

Nine-month equivalent (0.82 FTE) funds provided. The selectee is expected to fund the remainder through extramural funds. Anticipated start date is 5/18/2020, subject to position clearance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Manage the University of Hawaii-JABSOM/Queens Medical Center 3T MRI Research Center as well as the College of Natural Sciences Imaging Center including the 7T Pre-Clinical Animal MRI and other associated imaging instrumentation.

2. Serve as a mentor and advisor to undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral researchers and junior faculty.

3. Responsible for teaching medical, residents/fellows and graduate students at JABSOM, CNS, and others, as needed, especially in regards to MRI techniques and related research. Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in CNS and JABSOM on topics pertinent to biological imaging.

4. Direct an internationally recognized research program in human and animal imaging including acquisition methods, post processing, and translation to clinical and basic science applications.

5. Develop income-producing revenue for MRI cores facilities and oversee core marketing strategies and business plan updates.

6. Contribute to funded research programs at the University involving the imaging Centers.

7. Collaborate with faculty and other research programs at the University.

8. Perform other scholarly activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. PhD in Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, or comparable science/engineering degree.

2. Currently hold the rank of Full Specialist (equivalent to Full Professor) or equivalent from a university of recognized standing.

3. Internationally acknowledged as a leading scholar in MRI methodology development and its translation to clinical and biomedical applications.

4. Demonstrates a strong record of peer review publications, presentations, and other scholarly activities in the MRI and imaging fields, especially related to the application of MRI and other imaging to advance health care and the life sciences.

5. Shows a track record of securing NIH and other research funding.

6. Provides evidence of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

7. Ability to take on various administrative assignments at the University including serving on committees and participates in faculty governance.

8. Demonstrates participation in other academic organizations outside the University such as serving on study sections and other panels.

Desirable Qualifications:

1. Has extensive background in MRI applications including functional diffusion, lipid diffusion, and multimodal imaging.

2. Strong background in MRI physics including pulse sequence design, image reconstruction, and data processing.

3. Has experience working with the hardware and software specific to that used by MRI vendors including Siemens and MR Solutions.

To Apply:

Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, CV, two-page statement of research interests, two-page statement on teaching and curriculum development, and contact information for three references.

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is the flagship campus of the University of Hawaii system, a Carnegie "Doctoral University with Highest Research Activity", and a Land- Sea-, and Space-Grant institution. As documented by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the campus serves the most diverse population of both students and faculty among the nation’s flagship campuses.

The School of Life Sciences was recently created by the merger of the departments of Biology, Botany, and Microbiology at the University of Hawai‘i’s flagship campus. It hosts the second largest academic program on campus, serving over 1300 undergraduate majors and 150 graduate students for degrees in biology, botany, marine biology, microbiology, molecular cell biology, and zoology. Research interests of the 40 faculty members span all biological scales, with particular emphasis on local organisms and systems. Many faculty will occupy a modern, new building hosting research and teaching labs as well as core facilities. Our campus boasts two arboreta, two world class marine laboratories, and state of the art high performance computing, sequencing, imaging, metabolomics, histology, and flow cytometry core facilities. Access to diverse and unique field sites is unrivaled.

The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks. In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawai‘i may be viewed at:, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

Accommodation Request: The University of Hawai'i complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the EEO coordinator directly. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. For further information, please refer to the following link:

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Further Info:
2538 McCarthy Mall
Edmondson Hall 216
Honolulu, HI 96822

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