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MRI Research Technologist

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Nov 7, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

MRI Research Technologist

About the Opportunity

This MRI Research Technologist position is a part-time position, with an estimated 24hrs per week, with the expectation this individual will be scheduled for evening and weekend shifts. The MRI Research Technologist will report to the Lead MRI Research Technologist. They will run MRI scans at the recently established Northeastern University Biomedical Imaging Center (NUBIC), located in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) on Columbus Avenue. Responsibilities will include to operate the MRI scanner for MRI research studies as outlined by the study protocol; conduct and maintain research procedures (including safety protocols); work closely with research study groups to ensure success as outlined in the study design; run scanner quality assurance testing; perform MRI scanner troubleshooting; and work closely with the Lead MRI Research Technologist on day-to-day operation of the center. Technical background in MRI scanning is imperative and the applicant should be ARRT certified and registered with at least 2-years of experience. Some research scanning experience is preferred.

This position requires at least 2-years of experience as an MRI Technologist, preferably with some experience in advanced/research MRI scanning.

The candidate is required to have the following minimum education: a graduate of an ARRT approved Radiology and/or MR training program; be an ARRT registered technologist with advanced MRI Certification; and they must have a Massachusetts Radiologic Technologist License. The candidate should also have a current BLS Certification.

A great deal of analytical skill is required to ensure high quality scans. The ideal candidate must be able to analyze subject position, scanner performance, and scanning methods as they relate to the scanning protocol and perform miscellaneous troubleshooting to provide quality scans that meet the needs of the research protocol.

Job Duties:

MRI Scanner Operations (50%)
  • Execute basic and advanced scan protocols related to brain imaging
  • Apply knowledge of data analysis in informing good scanning procedures
  • Troubleshoot common problems and run scanner quality assurance testing
  • Move/archive/print imaging data
  • Provide routine maintenance of scanner
  • Ensure compliance with all safety requirements

Conduct research procedures (50%)
  • Work closely with research study groups to ensure success of study design
  • Collaborate with investigators, students, and staff on research
  • Screen, brief, and motivate human subjects
  • Ensure research activities comply with the IRB protocols
  • Interact with the Web based scanner scheduling system

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Additional Information

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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