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Kazakia Lab – Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist

Application Window

Open date: April 11, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, Apr 26, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Oct 11, 2025 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Kazakia Lab – Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist

The Kazakia Lab is seeking a Junior, Assistant, Associate, or Full Specialist. This position is currently available in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in Quantitative Musculoskeletal Imaging Facility (QMIF) directed by Dr. Kazakia.

The QMIF is a research core that operates a high resolution peripheral quantitative CT (HR-pQCT) system and a dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) system. The QMIF core performs imaging acquisition and analysis of HR-pQCT and DXA data for UCSF researchers interested in musculoskeletal and body composition outcomes.

The candidate will interact with clinical research coordinators and study participants, operate the scanners, and perform advanced image processing and data analysis as required.

Responsibilities will include HR-pQCT and DXA data acquisition, quality control procedures, data backups, image processing and analysis. In addition, the candidate will work as part of a large team of clinical and research collaborators in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical imaging, interacting with clinical research coordinators, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and scientists with the department, as well as scientists and physicians from other departments.

Required Qualifications:

  • Specialists appointed at the Junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree in Biomedical Engineering (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience.
  • Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or a baccalaureate degree with three or more years of research experience.
  • Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of research experience.
  • Specialists appointed at the Full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of research experience.
  • Applicants must meet all of the qualifications by the time of hire.
  • Applicant materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with medical image acquisition and analysis
  • Coding experience in MATLAB and Python
  • Trained as/experience as an operator of high resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-PQCT) imaging systems

See Table 24B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300-$181,800.

Please apply online at with a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details: Contributions to Diversity Statement

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)

About UC San Francisco

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California 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, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA