Research Technician 2. Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging

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Research Technician 2. Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging

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

Georgetown University Medical Center's Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging (CFMI) has substantial expertise in structural, functional and brain imaging. We combine brain imaging with behavioral methods to explore the neural mechanisms of emotion, thought, feeling, movement and perception. CFMI is actively developing a research program utilizing a number of imaging techniques. This position will involve working with investigators on extending current fMRI acquisition and analysis techniques as well as carrying out research.

The Research Technician 2 has two major responsibilities: running the 3.0T MRI scanner and carrying out the research studies underway in the lab, both requiring sensitivity to populations, including those with developmental issues, Alzheimer's disease patients, stroke patients, autistic individuals and children). Duties include, but are not limited to:

3.0t MRI Scanner

  • Running the 3.0T MRI scanner after being trained
  • Ensuring the safety of those being scanned
  • Working with users in terms of scheduling scan sessions
  • Assisting in the execution of their neuroimaging experiments
  • Managing data transfer
  • Providing help and support such as technological troubleshooting
  • Performing analysis and quality control of data collected for various projects

Research Studies
  • Collecting MRI, cognitive-behavioral, and biological specimen data
  • Organizing data
  • Processing, analysis; and assisting with data interpretation, including manuscript preparation.
  • Implementing quality control procedures, sets up a real-time fMRI analysis system, and integrating a camera detected head movement into participant training

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent - preference for fields such as psychology, neuroscience, computer science, or biomedical engineering
  • Highly technical and inter-personal skills
  • 1 year of experience working in a research lab

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Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 4/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time