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    This position is based in the cardiovascular imaging research laboratory at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center with an appointment at UCLA.

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    NOTE: This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 13 months). Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration (more than 1 year but not more than 4). Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Term appointments may be extended without further competition (up to the 4 year maximum). The appointment to a Term position does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment.

    Duties include but may not be limited to the following:

    • Works with the Principal Investigator on the technical aspects of cardiovascular MRI to achieve new scientific discoveries and advance clinical applications relevant to human health and to veteran health in particular.
    • Assists the Principal Investigator with the technical aspects of a recently funded VA-MERIT grant to evaluate steady state stress testing in veterans with ischemic cardiovascular disease.
    • Provides expert advice for ensuring compliance with all MRI safety regulations for both the clinical and research MRI scanners, including the formulation and adoption of new safety protocols as knowledge in the MRI safety field evolves.
    • Works on the investigation and application between space, time, matter, and energy as it relates to MRI. Acts as a liaison to VA GLAHS and UCLA investigators to support their existing MR imaging projects and to develop new MR imaging projects on both clinical and research MRI scanners, working closely with clinicians, basic scientists and engineers in a multi-disciplinary environment.
    • Prepares technical papers for publication and/or VA agency use describing the work of the MR imaging programs, including new methods developed.
    • Provides program direction, coordination, liaison, and expert advice to leadership for both clinical and research applications of MRI.
    • Assists in all aspects of MRI safety at the VA GLAHS, including meeting all regulatory requirements for patient safety and the safety of research volunteers in the MRI environment for both clinical and research venues, as well as supervising the training of all personnel working with MRI scanners that require certification for MRI safety.
    Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1310 Physics

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