IMAGING ACQUISITION SPECIALIST
Duties: The Brain Behavior Lab (BBL) at Penn Medicine and the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Penn Medicine are devoted to the study of brain and behavior using innovative neuroimaging research techniques and the application of bioinformatics resources. LiBI brings together researchers in medicine, psychiatry, engineering, computer science, physics and biostatistics to understand brain structure and function, based on functional and structural neuroimaging data.
We are seeking a full-time Neuroimaging Research Coordinator to join our team immediately. This position offers a highly interdisciplinary research experience, combining approaches from cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, and psychiatry with neuroimaging. Responsibilities include identifying and recruiting eligible study subjects; conducting informed consent/assent process, preparing participants for MRI scanning, MRI data acquisition and quality assessment, administration of neurocognitive tests and fMRI procedures. Other duties include maintaining accurate, complete and timely records, including source documents, consent forms, protocol documents, and regulatory documents, as required by IRB. She/he will also work on uploading data in relevant databases and accurately maintaining project databases and other participant related information. There may be opportunities for independent research projects if desired and the incumbent will have opportunities to participate in data analyses, scientific plans and manuscript preparation with the project investigators.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in pertinent fields, such as a computer science, engineering, biology, or psychology, and 1 to 3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required. Familiarity with computer systems including Unix/Linux is preferred. Candidates must possess demonstrated computer skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, data management skills, and experience working independently. Preference will be given to candidates with background in clinical research, particularly in the context of medical imaging.
Background check required. Must pass Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks, within 30-90 days of employment.
Reference Number: 40-28234
Salary Grade: 025
Employment Type: Exempt
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research