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Professional Research Assistant

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Physics & Space Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Part Time
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Job Summary

This position will enable a recent college graduate to obtain exposure to medical imaging research. This role will be responsible for performing uncertainty analysis on magnetic resonance fingerprinting pipelines and synthesizing results into presentations and written reports. This position will work with the primary investigator and colleagues in applied math.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) is a special partnership between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder. PREP provides research opportunities to CU undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers with a Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. in NIST labs to gain research experience alongside NIST scientists.

The particular group that needs a researcher is the Magnetic Imaging Group under the Applied Physics Division at NIST.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Design computational experiments to assess the performance of Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting pipelines.
  • Lead and contribute to team research and development efforts in Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting.
  • Possible collaboration with research partners at other sites.
  • Presentation of results internally and to the international research community via oral and written communication.

What We Can Offer

The salary range at 75% time is $38,250 - $40,500 and will be based upon relevant background and experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • B.S. degree in mathematics, physics, computational physics, or related field, and familiarity with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

What We Would Like You To Have
  • Previous experience with Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting and Monte Carlo style analysis.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Optional: Transcripts/Proof of Degree

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version (if applicable) as an optional attachment.

During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for one reference and we will request a letter of recommendation from them immediately following your application.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Lisa Valencia

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