The Yerkes National Primate Research Center seeks highly motivated applicants for Director of the Imaging Center at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor level. The ideal candidate will oversee and utilize modern technology in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET). The main facility is located in the Neuroscience Building at the Yerkes Main Station (Atlanta, GA). There is an additional PET imaging facility located at the Yerkes Field Station (Lawrenceville, GA). Hardware resources include 7T small animal and 3T clinical scanners, two microPET scanners, and a cyclotron on site. Our staff works closely with Yerkes and Affiliate Scientists as a service core to design and carry out imaging experiments, and analyze and interpret imaging data. In addition to the role as Director of the Imaging Center, the candidate will be expected to conduct independent research in areas such as neuroscience and immunology and successfully compete for extramural funding. Furthermore, the candidate will have a record of collaborative research and seek to supplement the outstanding work already being performed at Yerkes.
The minimal qualifications include a doctoral degree (PhD or MD) with research training in MRI and/or PET imaging techniques, postdoctoral research, and a proven track record of research accomplishments. The position requires strong interpersonal skills, an ability to communicate effectively, and an ability to work collaboratively, both with research scientists and the Yerkes Division of Animal Resources. The successful candidate will be appointed as Assistant Research Professor, Associate Research Professor or Research Professor based upon experience and presentation at Yerkes and proposed for a joint appointment in the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences.
This position involves working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids and/or equipment contaminated by nhp; working with radioactive materials or devices; and working with animals.
Interested individuals must submit an online application that includes a cover letter indicating their experience and research interests, as well as a curriculum vitae, using the Emory Careers site: http://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/careers/index.html [Search for Faculty Jobs]. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Leonard Howell at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants will be notified prior to our contacting the provided references. Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran Employer.
About Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University
The Yerkes Center is one of seven National Primate Research Centers funded by the NIH Office of Research Infrastructure Programs. The overarching goal of the Yerkes NPRC is to conduct innovative biomedical research that improves the health and well-being of human and nonhuman primates. Yerkes maintains approximately 3,000 nonhuman primates, including macaques, sooty mangabeys, squirrel monkeys and... chimpanzees. Research programs at the Center include neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccine development (AIDS, malaria and others), and transplantation.