Research PET/CT Tech

Waisman Brain Imaging Core   Madison, WI   Full-time     Research
Posted on August 29, 2023

Job Summary:

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of 15 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, several scientific research cores, and a clinical biomanufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.

This position will work within the Waisman Center's Brain Imaging Core. The Brain Imaging Core is a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary facility dedicated to affective and cognitive neuroscience research.

The Positron Emission Tomography (PET)/Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist will support ongoing research endeavors in neuroPET imaging. This includes providing PET and PET/CT technical expertise, performing PET and PET/CT neuro research studies, injecting radiopharmaceuticals using proper radiation safety techniques, processing data, modifying scanning protocols for ongoing and new studies, performing quality control (QC) testing, facilitating the billing process and managing the Radiation Dosimetry Program.


Provides technical expertise in a research, development, or scientific program. Develops, modifies, adapts, and may design equipment to create unique systems in support of research, development, or instruction, involving, but not limited to, the disciplines of electronics, mechanical/thermal systems, optics, and/or computers.

  • 30% Provides technical expertise to staff, researchers, clients, and students in the installation and use of equipment and instruments, exercising discretion and independent judgment to meet unit goals
  • 10% Develops, integrates, tests, modifies, and may design sophisticated scientific equipment to support research/clinical initiatives and unit directives
  • 5% Designs, plans, and performs preventative and reactive maintenance on equipment to ensure optimal and safe operation
  • 15% Answers questions and provides technical information regarding instrumentation to staff, researchers, clients, and students
  • 5% Investigates new research processes and technology solutions in collaboration with research/clinical staff, students, and clients
  • 5% Supports troubleshooting efforts to define and resolve problems
  • 5% Assembles data and/or provides input for reports of design status and/or technical research for professional organizations, government/sponsors review boards, and/or design reviews
  • 5% Facilitates the billing process
  • 15% Supports ongoing research endeavors in neuroPET imaging, performs PET and PET/CT neuro research studies, modifies scanning protocols, processes data, performs QC testing and manages the Radiation Dosimetry Program
  • 5% Maintains competency in IV insertion and administration of protocol specific radiopharmaceuticals using proper radiation safety techniques

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