• Radiology Research Assistant

    Job Number
    Banner Alzheimer's Institute
    Radiochemistry Research
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    Work Schedule
    Position Type
    FT: Full-Time
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    If you’re looking to leverage your abilities to make a real difference – and real change in the health care industry – you belong at Banner Health. With facilities in six western states, we’re committed to not only providing the finest care possible, but to advancing the way care is provided. To achieve our vision, we seek driven professionals who embrace change and who possess the passion and skills to make it happen.


    The Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative is an international collaborative research program focused on conducting preclinical Alzheimer’s research studies in cognitively normal people who, based on their age and genetic background, are at the highest imminent risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease symptoms.  The Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative consists currently of 3 clinical trials conducted in partnership with pharmaceutical companies, biomarker studies, clinical trial pre-enrollment registries and a genetic testing and counseling program.


    As a Research Assistant, you will be supporting our Radiochemistry Laboratory through maintaining FDA regulations and documentation within the lab.


    Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.


    About Banner Alzheimer's Institute
    BAI was established in 2006 as Banner Health's first Center of Excellence. Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the United States. Our team is uniquely, passionately and strategically committed to ending Alzheimer's without losing another generation and to providing an unparalleled model of care for families facing this devastating disease. BAI is committed to improving people's lives through excellent patient care and advances that capitalize on the best biomedical research. We intend to make a transformational difference in Alzheimer's research and care.



    About Banner Health
    Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.


    Job Summary

    This position is responsible for performing a wide variety of laboratory procedures. Performs standard laboratory techniques and procedures, identifies abnormalities, prepares and cleans labware, and maintains lab supplies.


    Essential Functions

    • Performs various laboratory techniques and procedures in accordance with standard practice, which may include processing a variety of samples, preparing solutions, and viewing samples under a microscope.


    • Utilizes applicable lab equipment and implements established procedures.


    • Performs other duties to assist researchers, such as labware preparation and cleaning and ordering and maintaining lab supplies.


    • Participates in regularly scheduled lab meetings in order to receive information.


    • Performs tests (e.g. incubation) by prioritizing various grant application requests from funding agencies and/or recent overlapping publications by others in the field of study.


    • May serve in an on-call capacity to participate in autopsies in order to collect tissue samples for research purposes.



    Minimum Qualifications

    High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge. Must possess knowledge of scientific laboratory processes and procedures with college level courses in Science, Chemistry, or related areas.

    Experience typically gained through a minimum of one year biomedical research laboratory experience. Must be able to follow instructions and protocols. Incumbent must maintain absolute confidentiality regarding specimens and the findings associated with the laboratory functions. Must have basic knowledge and understanding of medical terminology in order to read, identify, and extract pertinent data from laboratory records and information. Must be able to multi-task and re-prioritize duties as needed. Excellent human relations, organizational and communication skills are required.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Science, Chemistry, or related field.

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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