As part of the Vanderbilt Institute of Imaging Science, the Imaging Research Specialist II, under moderate supervision, will run experiments and record results for functional MRI, electroencephalogram (EEG) and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) studies. Participate in the development and implementation of fMRI research studies, and contributes to research publication by conducting literature searches.
Department Specific Responsibilities:
Perform experiments involving detailed protocols
Perform data collection and assist in developing methods for data collection
Analyze data and summarize research results
Contribute to research publications
Develop hardware for ultrasound neuromodulation
Contribute to lab operations
Assist with purchasing by navigating VUMC systems
Follow-up with vendors and team members to ensure that orders are received
Assist with in vivo studies following Institutional Animal Care and Use guidelines
About the Institute of Imaging Science
At Vanderbilt we believe the greatest successes for imaging in the future will come from environments where the complementary natures of different imaging approaches are exploited, where experts in basic sciences and technical aspects of image formation and analysis collaborate closely with biomedical scientists who ask appropriate questions, and where the basic underlying science of imaging is fostered .
* Day Shift/ Non-Exempt Position
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Additional Key Elements/ Responsibilities:
Under moderate supervision, assist in the development of methods and procedures for research conducted with complex scientific Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), electroencephalogram (EEG) and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) equipment; assist in the design functional MRI (fMRI), EEG and NIRS studies appropriately utilizing this equipment.
Operation of wide variety of scientific experiments involving complex protocols and equipment
Assist in protocol development. Conduct experimental design/analysis. Write imaging protocol and oversee its implementation.
Informed Consent. Obtain informed consent from study subjects. Monitor IRB compliance throughout study and submit regulatory reports.
Participate in the development and implementation of functional imaging research studies
Design the study including procedures, protocols and quality control measures
Design study or survey tool
Develop data collection methods and/or databases
Prepare educational tools for use with the study
Abstract and interpret pertinent information from medical/technical literature
Screen subjects for the study. Prepare subjects for being in the MRI equipment, and answer questions. Conduct study while subject in MRI.
Analyze data acquired during the study.
Contribute to research publications:
Participate in reviewing and editing materials for publication
Conduct literature and library searches and oversee data collection programs
Develop reports of results, graphs, charts, tables, etc. of research findings
Assist principal investigator in preparation of grant applications and contract proposals
Assist in the training of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students in all aspects of fMRI research studies
Assist in the training and supervise technical staff, medical and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows
Provide guidance and consultations to students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty as needed
Assist in the training of others throughout VU (faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students) to utilize fMRI techniques in their research.
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 2 years experience
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