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MD Anderson Cancer Center

Imaging Research Tech - Cancer Systems Imaging (148978)





Houston, Texas, United States

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


The Imaging Research Technician coordinates procedures and performs technical duties in accordance with specific plans for experimental imaging instrumentation. He/she will perform independent research projects utilizing imaging equipment.


Caring: By our words and actions we demonstrate caring toward everyone.

  • We are sensitive to the concerns of our patients, their loved ones and our colleagues.
  • We are respectful and courteous to each other and practice cultural humility.
  • We promote and reward teamwork and inclusion.

Integrity: We work together with professionalism to merit the trust of our colleagues and those we serve in all that we do.
  • We hold ourselves, and each other, accountable for our work - decisions and data - and for practicing our values and ethics.
  • We advocate for diversity and equity for our workforce, for those we serve and for our community.
  • We communicate frequently, honestly, openly and responsibly.

Discovery: We embrace creativity and seek new knowledge from diverse perspectives.
  • We encourage continuous learning, seeking out information and new ideas.
  • We team with each other to identify and resolve problems.
  • We seek personal growth and enable others to do so.

Safety: We provide a safe environment - physically and psychologically - for our patients, for our colleagues and for our community.
  • We create a sense of security and empowerment and are committed to keeping one another free from harm.
  • We embrace a framework and best practices for the highest quality of care and service.
  • We inspire trust by modeling excellence in our work and acceptance of each person's contributions.

Stewardship: We protect and preserve our institutional reputation and the precious resources - people, time, financial and environmental - entrusted to us.
  • We prioritize the health and well-being of each other.
  • We act responsibly to safeguard the institution's finances.
  • We ensure the proper care and use of time, data, materials, equipment and property afforded to us.


Experiments and Data - Coordinates and conducts projects in experimental imaging to include acquisition and analyses of data and images.
- Establishes and modifies procedures in experimental imaging in accordance with project needs to include developing, optimizing image analysis methods, and acquisition protocols.
- Works with users to include faculty, staff and trainees to develop and improve small animal experimental imaging technology.
- Proficient in manipulating and archiving data and information using a variety of commonly used word processing, data processing, graphic communication, and web-based computer programs.
- Assists in clear, concise recording of data and information in written documents (animal records, research documents, etc.) and maintenance of organized research-related records.

Equipment maintenance and Quality Control - Responsible for the maintenance and operation of a variety of imaging equipment including radiographic, magnetic resonance, computed tomographic, gamma camera, positron emission tomographic, ultrasound, and optical imaging equipment.
- Maintains instruments to include quality control, inventory, arrange for repairs and calibration and shipment of parts/equipment.
- Coordinates equipment service events with service contractors, and MDACC engineering team. Follow-up on service events to ensure/verify safety and proper imaging performance, perform equipment quality assurance tests after service is completed.
- Properly clean and sanitize equipment and ancillary equipment following each procedure.
- Designs and fabricates electronic circuitry and mechanical systems.

Animal Handling: Inventory and Maintenance - General knowledge of support procedures used during small animal imaging procedures.
- Proper respect for humane care and handling of research animals in accordance with institutional, USDA, AALAC, and NIH accreditation standard operating procedures.
- Properly clean areas and equipment following each procedure.
- Assists in routine lab maintenance, including inventory and ordering of supplies.

Technical Image Analysis Software Optimizes image acquisition protocols. Develops image analysis methods. Analyzes imaging and spectroscopic data. Works with faculty to develop and improve small experimental imaging technology.

Other Duties as Assigned


With Inclusion, you understand that your ideas and contributions are valued. You promote the same for others. You address your own biases while promoting diversity and equity. (Competencies: Cultural Humility, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Intelligence)

With Drive, you see that you can serve as a leader whether you have a formal leadership role or not. You tackle problems, move past setbacks and hardships, and don't lose sight of your goals. (Competencies: Self-Confidence, Analytical Thinking, Innovative Thinking, Technical Expertise)

You demonstrate Professionalism by setting the example for others and consistently modeling MD Anderson's values and service standards. You communicate effectively in a variety of ways. (Competencies: Inspire Trust, Oral Communication, Written Communication)

Through Emotional Intelligence, you maintain awareness of your own emotions and the emotions of those around you. Use nonverbal cues and feelings to engage others in an inclusive and responsive way. (Competencies: Active Listening, Teaming, Self-Reflection)

Having Coachability means you are engaged in relentless learning. You constantly ask questions and stay curious. You understand that the organization constantly evolves, and you should as well. (Competencies: Develop Oneself, Adaptability)

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physics, or related field. No experience required. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. [Register to View] Information
  • Requisition ID: 148978
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
  • Work Week: Days
  • Fund Type: Soft
  • Work Location: Onsite
  • Pivotal Position: Yes
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 45,500
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 57,000
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 68,500
  • Science Jobs: No