Scientific Research Writer Coordinator

Employer
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Location
Dallas, Texas
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
Dec 8, 2022

The Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC) at the UT Southwestern Medical Center
(UTSW) in Dallas, Texas (USA) invites applications for a Scientific Coordinator to complement its 
administrative team and to support the center director.

The Scientific Coordinator is foreseen to fulfill the following tasks:

•  scientific writing and coordination of center grant proposals, center grant reports and center 
endowment reports
•  establishment of marketing material and overseeing marketing campaigns for our core facilities 
and research programs
•  development and maintenance of the AIRC Website
•  process research contracts with biomedical imaging industry
•  support strategic research imaging committee meetings and phrasing of related protocols and 
white papers
•  support BME graduate program/biomedical imaging track: coordinate BME imaging track course 
offerings inside UTSW and with UT Dallas, establishment of exam committees of imaging track 
students, information and marketing for BME imaging track, meetings of BME imaging track faculty
•  support organization of AIRC seminary series & AIRC-Radiology Grand Rounds
•  provide information about AIRC and tours of AIRC to faculty and staff candidates of other 
departments
•  support recruitment efforts of AIRC primary faculty: compose and widely distribute job 
advertisements; collect job applications, sort them and extract relevant information into table as 
input for screening process; arrange interviews with candidates; help with coordination of 
recruitment grants
•  coordinate AIRC special projects including interdepartmental workshops
•  coordinate capital projects
•  coordination of junior faculty mentoring committees

Since its creation in 2005, the AIRC has established a track record of excellence in the 
development of MRI contrast agents, ultra-high field MRI and hyperpolarized MRI, magnetic resonance 
spectroscopy as well as the investigation of tissue extracts by NMR after ¹³C labelled isotope 
infusion. Due to the recent establishment of the O’Donnell Brain Institute at UTSW, the expansion 
of the Cancer Center and Radiation Oncology departments, the establishment of a Biomedical 
Engineering Department and to better support an active clinical and basic science human and 
preclinical imaging community at UTSW, UTD and UTA we aim to develop a strong MRI methodology 
expertise to complement the existing focus. UTSW has an international reputation in clinical and 
basic science excellence. There have been six Nobel Prize recipients since 1985.

AIRC provides access to human and preclinical MRI scanners to faculty and students at the three 
University of Texas academic institutions in north Texas to advance human imaging studies and 
translational research in animals.  The AIRC currently consists of 12 primary faculty and more than 
20 secondary or adjunct faculty and will expand by about 5 primary

faculty in near future. AIRC is equipped with three human research-only 3T MR scanners
(Philips Ingenia, Siemens Prisma, GE 750w), one human 7T MR scanner (Philips, first DDAS 7T system 
worldwide, software R5.9, parallel transmission fully integrated, state-of-the art neuroimaging 
scan protocols, enhanced multinuclear capability), three state-of-the art small animal MR scanners 
(Bruker 3T with HP capability, 7T with PET insert, 9.4T with rat and mouse brain cryo-coils and 
strong gradients), two hyperpolarization setups (Spin Aligner for preclinical and SpinLab for human 
application), 3 NMR spectrometers (Bruker) and chemistry and biochemistry labs for contrast agent 
development and investigations of cells and tissues. The human and preclinical MRI and NMR 
facilities inside the AIRC recently underwent comprehensive hardware and software upgrades and are 
at the latest state-of-the- art. The nearby Radiology Department offers access to a cyclotron for 
producing radiotracers, small animal and human PET/CT and SPECT/CT scanners, bioluminescence and 
fluorescence imaging for rodents and a highly focused ultra-sound (HIFU) system integrated with 
pre- clinical MRI.  The installation of integrated human PET-MRI and MRI-HIFU systems (Radiology) 
and two integrated MR-LINAC (Radiation Oncology) were completed recently.

Applicants for this position should have obtained a PhD in Biomedical Imaging with knowledge in 
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) being of advantage, evidence of excellent scientific and general 
writing skills, strong interdisciplinary communication skills and organizational skills. Experience 
in web page design and science marketing is a big plus.

This classified position is available immediately, has a long term perspective and will be funded 
by allocations for administrative support to the department. Compensation is in accordance with the 
guidelines of UTSW and contingent upon experience and qualifications and is complemented by an 
excellent benefits package. UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative 
Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to 
apply.

Applications should include a short letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a list of scientific 
publications, a list of grants (own or supported by writing/coordination); a description of the 
experience in teaching/supervision or coordination of academic programs; examples that give 
evidence  of  the  writing,  communication  and  marketing  skills;  PhD/Bachelor/Master 
certificates and three references (contact details only).

All materials should be sent electronically as a single PDF file to Anke Henning, Director, 
Advanced Imaging Research Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, US: 
Anke.Henning@UTSouthwestern.edu and uploaded to the UTSW talent acquisition system: Scientific 
Research Writer, AI-Lab Henning job at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas,
TX.
 

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