Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) / PET Technologist

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
Commensurate with education and experience
Posted Date
Jan 27, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

This positioThe University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has an exciting opportunity for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) / PET Technologist (MRI Technologist) to support clinical and research operations in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology. n is responsible for ensuring design, development, documentation, and implementation of research and clinical procedures and protocols involving MRI and MRI/PET using a variety of complex activities. Contribute towards creation of new program(s) or expansion of existing imaging research program(s). This position may require flexibility in work schedule including working on some weekends with appropriate time off during weekdays.



UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. This position participates in a retirement program that must be selected and is effective on your date of hire. Exempt regular staff receive a generous leave package that includes over 4 weeks of vacation accrued each year, paid holidays, personal leave, unlimited accrual of sick time, and comprehensive health insurance; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job).



  • Operates a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner to obtain subject image scans for use in research studies. Responsible for the optimal performance and operation of the MRI scanner as well as ensuring the safety of all users, clients, and participants.

  • Independently perform magnetic resonance relative clinical/research activities including data acquisition, archiving and data analysis. Develop appropriate QA/QC methods. Assist in the development and execution of clinical and research studies for MRI and MRI/PET, including screening of subjects.

  • Perform, develop, manage, and direct program research studies and/or project(s). Assist in the development, recommendation, modification, and implementation of policies and procedures and/or methods for clinical and laboratory research. Develop protocol manuals and data collection instructions. Identify and address issues and deficiencies and implement effective solutions. Assist with developing policies, procedures, and/or methods for clinical research and laboratory experimentation to meet changing needs and requirements and enforce standards.

  • Revise studies, in consultation with upper management, principal investigator or clinicians, to meet changing needs and requirements and enforce standards.

  • Perform administrative duties such as providing training and guidance to students and other clinical staff. Participate in the design of research and clinical studies.

  • Perform day to day operational duties such as: monitoring costs; ordering of supplies.

  • Ensure that quality assurance/quality control and safety compliance aspects are strictly adhered to within the MRI and MRI/PET environment to enable both preclinical, clinical, and human research.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Education: Associate's degree in radiology technology and MRI certification accredited program.

Experience: Four (4) years of MRI experience in related clinical research. Experience in radiological imaging preferred.

Supervisory Experience: N/A.

Preferred Experience: Experience working with magnetic resonance and/or PET or MR/PET registry in a clinical/research environment preferred. Prior training related to occupational safety and health, infection control, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.

Certification/Licensure: Certified MRI Registered Technologist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) and State of Maryland licensed Radiographer.

Other: May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation. This position may require flexibility in work schedule including working on some weekends with appropriate time off during weekdays.



Knowledge of and skill in the application of assurance compliance issues related to all clinical and laboratory activities that include both human and preclinical research. Knowledge of MRI or MRI/PET related clinical and research techniques. Comprehensive understanding and utilization of scientific and technical language and symbols. Skill in interpretation of data and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications. Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both verbal and written communications. Ability to develop a collaborative team environment. Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments. Ability to network with, and present information to key groups and individuals including the Director of the center and several Principal Investigators. Ability to use a consultative approach to resolve issues in area of responsibility. Ability to participate in the design of research studies and assist in the preparation of technical procedures and reports. Ability to perform venipuncture for contrast-related imaging studies.


Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience ($90K - $94K)


UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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