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Postdoctoral Fellow
Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 
 
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Date Posted 02/23/2022
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Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Description:

Purpose

This position is intended for trainees with a special interest in research as it pertains to the imaging sciences.  The research fellowship allows a trainee, or anyone with similar experience, to be part of a highly innovative, collaborative high functioning department that performs state of the art procedures.  The trainee would get exposure to large international prospective randomized trials and be a part of the team that helps change treatment algorithms for patients through evidence-based medicine.  The appointee would also have the opportunity to help develop and implement investigator initiated clinical trials, as well as industry related device trials. The team is comprised of 11 highly skilled interventional radiologists, two of whom have significant time dedicated to research, including one mentor who serves as vice chair of research for the department.  This department is also unique, as it is one of only a handful of departments in the country, that has a translational laboratory dedicated to interventional radiology research.  This type of experience would be good for those interested in enhancing their resume in their quest to match into radiology, and/or those seeking to incorporate research into their careers after completing their training.

Characteristics of a research fellow:

It is expected that research fellows at MCW, with the assistance of their supervisor, will:

  • Be supervised by at least one senior mentor who actively promotes the research fellow’s professional development.
  • Establish an individual development plan (IDP) that incorporates equally the fellow’s career and training goals, and the mentor's research goals.
  • Pursue basic, clinical, or translational projects so long as effort is focused primarily on research.
  • Publish results of the research and scholarship during their appointment.
  • The appointment is temporary by nature, the aggregate amount of time spent will be for one year.
  • As research fellows are important members of the host institution's community, appropriate levels of compensation, health care, and other benefits commensurate with their essential status should be afforded.

Primary Functions

Applications are invited for a research fellow position in the Department of Radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The fellow will work on an integrated clinical and translational research projects focusing on imaging, image guided procedures, and clinical care of patients. This fellow will work in a highly innovative and clinically robust department.  They will be mentored by world renowned leaders in the field of radiology, and specifically in interventional radiology. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in all of the prospective clinical trials as being run by or in collaboration with the department.  The fellow will also have the opportunity to partake in translational research in one of only a handful of laboratories focused on interventional oncology. The research will provide significant training and exposure to research as it pertains to radiology. The fellow will also gain significant training and experience in the project development, the regulatory process and in the larger field of research. In addition, the ideal candidate will:

  • Plan, design and execute complex research studies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Participate in discovery projects.
  • Coordinate research study activities: lead and manage projects.
  • Oversee organization, synthesis and analysis of data and findings.
  • Prepare scientific reports, outcome findings and scientific manuscripts. 
  • Participate in meetings with principal investigator and research staff in which you will evaluate/interpret the validity of data, develop methodologies, and design and evaluate lab procedures.
  • May oversee the work of laboratory/clinical care areas in personnel including training and development as well as daily work direction, delegation and establishing priorities.

Preferred Schedule:

Position Requirements:

Knowledge – Skills – Abilities

Required knowledge: statistics, documentation, records management, data utilization, complex problem solving, critical thinking, resource management, and writing skills, prior radiology training is preferred

Organizational Structure

Building:                                               MACC Fund Research Center, 4th floor

Department:                                          Radiology

Division:                                               Interventional Radiology

Reports to (Title):                                  Sarah White, MD

Specifications

Minimum Required Education:         MD or PhD or appropriate prior experience

Minimum Required Experience:            

A strong background in radiology, data analyses, statistics, and scientific and technical writing skills.

Preferred Education:                             

MD with prior training in radiology or interventional radiology.  PhD with prior training in imaging guidance, navigation, ablation.  Appropriate prior experience with good publication history and knowledge of regulatory processes, research design, and statistics.

Preferred Experience:                     

Basic research protocol design, superb writing skills (manuscript preparation), data collection and analysis, statistics.

Job Scope

Complexity – regularly applied judgment to accomplish tasks; develops policies and procedures

Autonomy – performs work independently with regular check-ins; supervision available as needed

Responsibility – advises others

Confidentiality – regularly prepares and uses confidential information

Leadership – acts as a role model

Physical Requirements

Work requires occasionally lifting moderate weight materials, standing, or walking continuously.

Risk Potential

Possible exposure to hazards such as dust, fumes, or extreme temperatures, airborne or blood borne pathogens, extreme temperatures, or allergens.

Sensory Acuity

Ability to detect and translate speech or other communication required. May occasionally require the ability to distinguish colors and perceive relative distances between objects.

Work Environment

Occasional exposure to dust, noise, temperature changes, or contact with water or other liquids. Work is performed in an environmentally controlled environment.

MCW as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Commitment to Non-Discrimination
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the MCW community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

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