Research Technician 8/22/2020
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
A full-time Research Technician position is available at the A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging of the Massachusetts General Hospital. The focus of our laboratory is to understand how normal structure-function relationships are altered as part of the neurodegenerative process in diseases like Alzheimers. To investigate this, our laboratory utilizes high field MRI and a multimodal imaging acquisition approach, together with extensive clinical and cognitive assessments of patients. Duties will include all aspects of support for conducting research studies. This includes, but is not limited to, acquisition and analysis of biological, imaging (physiology, EEG, positron emission tomography (PET)), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and high-resolution morphometric data acquired at high field (3T) and ultra-high field (7T)). Data is acquired from healthy individuals as well as patients with neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimers disease. Additional responsibilities include assistance with research visits including interactions with research participants, management and organization of data for the study, procedural documentation, and the development of standard operating procedures.
Bilingual speaking candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The responsibilities of the Research Technician are varied. The individual in this position may be required to assist with all aspects of laboratory function including, but not limited to:
All phases of human neuroimaging research including the collection, management, and analysis of multiple modes of imaging
Processing behavioral data and functional and structural MRI data
Subject recruitment, screening, scheduling, and consenting
Maintenance of well-organized records and reports
Database entry, maintenance, and queries
QA/QC data checks
Producing reports and generating abstracts, figures and manuscripts for publication
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
Excellent organizational skills and ability to maintain accurate records
Strong research and written and oral English communication skills
The ability to work both independently and as part of a teamProficiency in statistics and programs such as SPSS are especially desirable.
The ideal candidate would have prior experience with MATLAB and UNIX/LINUX and be comfortable with learning to use image processing software.
The position requires high level technical and analytical skills and the ability to manage data software systems and large datasets.
Candidates must be organized with attention to detail and be able to work with complex clinical populations.
* Bachelors degree required.
Field of Study/Additional Specialized Craning: Undergraduate degree in computer science, biomedical engineering, or related field. Disciplines in Psychology, Neuroscience, Nursing, Pre-Medical or related Field preferred.
* New graduates with some lab experience (via course work, internships, etc.) or those without any prior research experience will be considered for the Research Technician I position outlined above.
* Those with a minimum of 1 year of directly related work experience will be considered for a Research Technician II position.
This work will involve handling biological samples and working with -80 degree Celsius freezers. It may involve some lifting and other non-strenuous physical activities. Day to day operations are performed at the Charlestown Navy Yard.
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.