Imaging Research Technician

University Of Texas M.D. Anderson Houston , TX 77020

Posted 6 months ago



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.


To coordinate procedures and performs technical duties in accordance with specific plans for experimental imaging instrumentation.


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.

  • Learns and operationally launches new imaging technologies adopted by the facility and provide training to junior technologists and SAIF users on usage and safety of new and existing equipment.

Animal Handling; Inventory and General Maintenance

  • General knowledge of veterinary animal support procedures used during small animal imaging procedures, including anesthetic induction, monitoring, and recovery procedures. Must be able to monitor vital signs and assess the condition of research animals using standard veterinary monitoring procedures.
  • General knowledge and ability to provide veterinary technical assistance during imaging procedures or research small animal species, including handling and restraint, positioning of animals for 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.

Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physics, or related field.

PREFERRED EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Biology or any related basic science.


  • Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
  • AAALAS certifications (ALAT, LAT, LATG)

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: No experience required.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Veterinary Research, Imaging Analysis, and any lab research


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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 126889

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 44,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 55,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 66,000

  • Nature

  • Qualifications: Undergraduate
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Imaging Research Technician

University Of Texas M.D. Anderson