Research Technician 2, Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging - Georgetown University Medical

5 days left

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jun 30, 2018
Closes
Jul 28, 2018
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Education, Research
Hours
Full Time
Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

Requirements

Research Technician 2, Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging - Georgetown University Medical Center

The Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging (CFMI) at Georgetown University Medical Center consists of faculty, research assistants, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students with expertise in structural, functional and molecular brain imaging. We combine brain imaging with behavioral methods to explore the neural mechanisms of thought, feeling, movement and perception and to explore the mechanisms underlying the acquisition of cognitive and sensorimotor skills. CFMI is actively developing a research program utilizing a number of imaging techniques.

The Research Technician 2 works with investigators on extending current fMRI acquisition and analysis techniques and carries out research in a position with two principle components: 1) running the 3.0T MRI scanner, and 2) carrying out the research studies underway in the lab. The success of the CFMI completely depends on the Research Technician's use of not only highly technical skills, but also excellent interpersonal skills - in operation of this complicated MRI scanner, working with researchers from other labs, assisting them when they encounter problems, and making sure the wide-range of participants being scanned feel comfortable.

3.0T MRI Scanner Operation

  • Independently operates the MRI scanner for multiple users, ensuring the safety of the subjects and the accurate collection of the MRI data.
  • Applies knowledge of specific MRI protocols and techniques specific to certain users (e.g., fMRI, DTI, and spectroscopy).
  • Provides support for technical MRI troubleshooting and for helping users as necessary with the equipment used for fMRI scans.
  • Collects data, performs quality control analyses, and works with human subjects from sensitive populations, including children, stroke patients, and Alzheimer's disease patients.

Tech Support for CFMI

  • Provides technical support in the operations of the CFMI.
  • Implements automated Quality Control (QC) procedures.
  • Sets up a real-time fMRI analysis system.
  • Integrates a camera-detected head movement into participant training.

Research

  • Assists in statistical and neuroimaging data pre-processing and analysis for the various research studies being conducted in the lab.
  • Uses highly technical software packages to analyze functional MRI and structural MRI data.
  • Accurately performs each step, using the appropriate quality control measures to ensure the results at each stage of the analysis are accurate or to make appropriate assessments or adjustments when needed.
  • Applies expertise data analysis software package (e.g., SPSS, SPM, FreeSurfer, and Conn).
  • Assists in manuscript preparation, which includes preparing the appropriate figures and graphs; writing sections of the manuscript (using the most direct knowledge, such as the Methods and the background parts of the Introduction sections); and collating/checking the completeness of the bibliography.

Administration

  • Schedules participants.
  • Manages IRB amendments.
  • Handles financial responsibilities such as petty cash, supply orders, and payment tracking.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent - preference for relevant fields such as psychology, neuroscience, computer science, or biomedical engineering
  • Some experience working in a research lab
  • Strong technical skills to implement automated QC procedures, setup a real-time fMRI analysis system, and integrate a camera detected head movement into participant training
  • Sensitivity to research populations, including those with developmental issues (e.g., autism), Alzheimer's disease patients, stroke patients, and children

Current Georgetown Employees:

If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS (gms.georgetown.edu) using your Net ID and password. Then select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown.

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume  for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Similar jobs