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Job Opportunity: Project Scientist in the Badawi Lab

The Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for one or more Project Scientist positions in the laboratory of Professor Ramsey Badawi.

This position requires creative contributions to and collaborative development of an active research program investigating topics relevant to the research area of Total Body PET methods and applications. Topics include dynamic PET imaging and image reconstruction, parametric imaging, scanner calibration, phantom design, co-registration, real-time motion tracking, optimization of data acquisition and processing, data handling and analysis, new methodology testing, development and utilization in translational research, and consulting with physician researchers on Total Body PET applications research. Other topics may include detector and experimental design to validate and extend Total Body PET capabilities.


The Project Scientist makes significant and creative contributions to research in their academic discipline. The appointee possesses the subject matter, expertise and the creative energy necessary to function at a high level of competence. The appointee will participate in activities to increase, improve, or upgrade competency. Appointees with Project (e.g., Scientist) titles may engage in University and public service. They do not have teaching responsibilities. Although the Project Scientist is expected to work independently under the general guidance of an academic member with an independent research program (i.e., Professor, Professional Researcher, Specialist in Cooperative Extension, etc), they are not required to develop an independent research program or reputation. They will carry out research or creative programs with supervision by an individual in an academic title that carries with it automatic Principal Investigator status. The Project Scientist does not usually serve as a Principal Investigator but may do so by exception.

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Deadline for full consideration is October 27, 2023, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled