This position will provide scientific and technical support to the Cardiovascular and Vision Laboratory (CVL). The CVL is a component of the Biomedical Research and Environmental Sciences Division which implements the science objectives of the life sciences research laboratories at the Johnson Space Center.
The primary function of the incumbent will be to collect, analyze, and manage research and medical data in support of research activities conducted in the CVL.
Prepares and edits research papers, proposal, and reports. Performs advanced testing procedures and analyses of data. May prepare samples for testing. Performs advanced testing procedure and performs analyses of data. Makes uses of a variety of specialized equipment typical within area of specialization. May contribute to grant proposal development. Ensures experiments are performed according to specifications. May make recommendations to changes in procedure, processes, or experimental design.
PREFERRED: Bachelor's Degree with +5 years experience? Master's Degree with 02 years experience in human physiology, or a closely allied field, or equivalent experience. The incumbent's abilities and areas of technical skills will include the following: Knowledge and experience in physiology research, preferably cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and/or ocular physiology? understanding of research design and methodology? prior experience collecting data from human test subjects? ability to provide summary and graphical representation of test results? and elementary understanding of statistical methods. Incumbent must be willing to work on projects collaboratively as a team member of the laboratory? have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills? and be capable of clear written and oral communication. Prior experience with database management is highly desired. Technical skills associated with image analysis, including ultrasound (cardiac and vascular), MRI (eye and brain), and/or ocular coherence tomography (eye), is a plus.