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Scientist- Imaging Research in Frederick at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 3/9/2018

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Job Description

GDIT is seeking a Subject Metter Expert to serve as a Principal Investigator and lead Technical Point of Contact (TPOC) for the Translational Imaging Center at USAMRIID. This position is specialized and technically demanding, requiring knowledge of several preclinical imaging modalities including micro Positron Emission Tomography (microPET), single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT), and computed tomography (CT). Responsibilities include:

  • Function as the lead Principal Investigator for Translational Imaging focused on applying microPET/SPECT/CT to evaluate countermeasures against BSL 2/3/4 viral and bacterial pathogens. Oversee the daily operation of the Siemens Trimodal Inveon PET/SPECT/CT scanner. Apply expertise in operating a Siemens Inveon PET/SPECT/CT scanner and inviCRO image analysis software to support MCM development. This includes ensuring that all operations meet safety standards for radioisotope work and are in compliance with appropriate regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct PET/SPECT/CT imaging studies in animal models including mice, rats, primates or other animal models as necessary. PET/SPECT/CT imaging experiments include running the instrument from within BSL2 and coordinating animal handling by USAMRIID technical veterinary experts who will be within BSL3/4. This includes drafting supporting animal protocols. Maintain image data archival on an inviCRO iPACs system. Coordinate and schedule imaging studies with outside vendors of radiotracers, internal PET radiochemistry, collaborators and USAMRIID Veterinary Staff.
  • Perform PET/SPECT/CT image data analysis with established methods; perform summarization of results for report generation and publication. Assist in the designing of appropriate in vivo experiments to accurately plan imaging studies, capture and analyze resultant data, and report findings based on customer need.
  • Collaborate with MRI team members to integrate PET/SPECT/CT with MRI image analysis when multimodality imaging is required. Coordinate with PET radiochemists for synthesis and delivery of radioisotope tracers for use in image studies.
  • Work with the department head to develop innovative research proposals to seek funding for research aimed at application of in vivo imaging to the discovery of countermeasures to BSL3/4 pathogens. Funding partners include the DTRA, MCS, and JSTO.
  • As the lead PI for the Imaging facility, the SME will be expected to prepare technical reports and manuscripts for publishing each year and present work at 1-2 Scientific Meetings per year.

Job Requirements

  • 5-8 years of related experience in scientific research, analysis and/or engineering.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.