Neuroimaging Research Assistant

Aug 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Neuroimaging Research Assistant

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The PanLab for Precision Mental Health and Translational Neuroscience within the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science is currently recruiting for a Neuroimaging Research Assistant to oversee the collection of neuroimaging, behavioral and symptom data for a Human Connectome Project applied in understanding depression and anxiety. The Neuroimaging Research Assistant with work under the supervision of the principal investigator and post-doctoral fellows.

The PanLab is a clinical neuroscience and neuroimaging laboratory that aims to apply precision medicine approaches to diseases of mental health. Specifically, our focus is to develop brain-based models of mental disorders through integrating neuroimaging data (including functional and structural MRI) with behavioral, self-report, genetic and clinical measures. The Neuroimaging Research Assistant would be expected to operate and collect fMRI neuroimaging scans after appropriate training/certification, to collect behavioral and symptom data using computerized assessment platforms and to acquire saliva samples for genotyping.

This position would be ideal for a highly motivated applicant interested in working on projects spanning Neuroscience, Neuroimaging, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Sciences. This position will offer the opportunity to gain in-depth research experience ideal for one interested in continuing graduate studies or a PhD program in the field.

For more information about the PanLab please visit our website at

Duties include:

  • Schedule and/or call subjects for appointments; contact participants with reminders or other requirements.
  • Prepare, distribute, and process questionnaires.
  • Perform clerical duties in the preparation of regulatory documents. Maintain all forms and documents, including consent forms and master subject logs. File all appropriate correspondence.
  • Assist with the screening, recruiting, and obtaining consent of study participants. Review medical records and/or perform telephone or in-person interviews to gather data, as needed.
  • Administer standard study questionnaires and tests, score test measurements and questionnaires, and code data for computer entry. Perform quantitative review of forms, tests, and other measurements for completeness and accuracy.
  • Extract data from source documents for research studies as directed. Collect data and complete case report forms.
  • Perform basic measurements and tests on patients according to protocol after appropriate training/certification.
  • Order and maintain equipment and supplies.
  • Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upon completion of trial activities. Assist with post-study activities, as needed.

    * - Other duties may also be assigned

  • Four year degree preferred
  • Previous experience or coursework in the field of Neuroscience , Psychiatry and/or Psychology
  • General knowledge of research procedures


    Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


    General knowledge of medical terminology.


  • Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine light/fine grasping.
  • Occasionally sit, reach above shoulders, perform desk based computer tasks, use a telephone and write by hand, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, grasp forcefully, sort and file paperwork or parts, rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.

    * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or exposure to chemicals, blood, body fluid or tissues and risk of exposure to contagious diseases and infections.
  • May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.

    Job: Research

    Location: School of Medicine
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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