Children's Mercy KC

Research Scientist PhD

Requisition ID
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
3 months ago(1/30/2024 10:10 AM)
Posting Category
Day shift
Work Type
Full Time
Work Hours
FLSA Status
Location : Name
Adele Hall
Recruiter : Full Name: First Last
Julie Aust
Recruiter : Email

Thanks for your interest in Children's Mercy!

Do you envision finding a meaningful role with an inclusive and compassionate team? At Children’s Mercy, we believe in making a difference in the lives of all children and shining a light of hope to the patients and families we serve. Our employees make the difference, which is why we have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric hospital, for eleven consecutive years.


Children’s Mercy is in the heart of Kansas City – a metro abounding in cultural experiences, vibrant communities and thriving businesses. This is where our patients and families live, work and play. This is a community that has embraced our hospital and we strive to say thanks by giving back. As a leader in children’s health, we engage in meaningful programs and partnerships throughout the region so that we can improve the lives of children beyond the walls of our hospital.


 The Neuroimaging research lab at Children’s Mercy is dedicated to the investigation of the pediatric brain and spine via advanced neuroimaging techniques. We aim to translate research tools into the real-world clinical needs of brain-related fields such as neuroradiology, neurosurgery, neurology and psychiatry. We combine different approaches in understanding the pediatric brain and spine with the primary end goal of providing patients with new ways to diagnose and treat their condition. 


At Children’s Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed within our walls. A successful candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity.


Additionally, it’s important to us that we remain transparent with all potential job candidates. Because we value the safety of the patients and families we serve, as well as the Children’s Mercy staff, we want to let you know that the seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines are a condition of employment for all employees in our organization. New employees must be willing to be vaccinated if found non-immune to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and chicken pox (varicella) and/or without evidence of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination since 2005. If you become a finalist for this position, and have any concerns about receiving these vaccines, medical and/or religious exemptions can be further discussed with Human Resources.


  • Train research coordinator for the individual study including consenting and use of forms to be reviewed with the patient or parents and signed.
  • Educate the radiology technologists and other research support personnel and assure compliance and understanding of research specific duties and responsibilities.
  • Periodically update Radiology Research Director of progress with various projects in the department.
  • This scientist will be responsible for human clinical and translational research. The candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI) and will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of medical physicists, neuroscientists and clinicians


  • Ph.D. or MD and 3-5 years experience biomedical engineering or physics or other related fields.

Desirable qualifications and skills:


- PhD in biomedical engineering or physics or other related fields.

-A strong background in MRI physics is advantageous.

-experience in AI / ML based techniques is desirable.

- background in medical systems / medical image processing and data acquisition and analysis are required.

-proficiency in MATLAB is preferred.

 - Experience with MRI data collection at 3T or 1.5T, preferably neuroimaging

- Desirable expertise in utilizing advanced MRI sequences (e.g., DTI, MRS, resting state fMRI etc.).

Starting Pay

Our pay ranges are market competitive. The pay range for this job begins at $32.87/hr, but your offer will be determined based on your education and experience.


Remote Work/Work from Home

This is an intermittent remote position, which means that the person hired will work with his or her manager to determine a schedule that includes both at home and on-site hours at a Children’s Mercy location. The incumbent must live in the Kansas City metro area.


EEO Employer/Disabled/Vet

Children’s Mercy hires individuals based on their job skills, expertise and ability to maintain professional relationships with fellow employees, patients, parents and visitors. A personal interview, formal education and training, previous work experience, references and a criminal background investigation all are factors used to select the best candidates. The hospital does not discriminate against prospective or current employees based on the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry or veteran status. A drug screen will be performed upon hire. Children’s Mercy is smoke and tobacco free.


Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

CM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, and so do we. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team so we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger and our patient care more compassionate.

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for service, you will find a home at CM. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, including education, ideas, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability and beliefs.



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