Applications are invited for a research coordinator position available at the Massachusetts General Hospital Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in the field of Neuroimaging of multiple sclerosis. The central research program seeks to study brain pathology in subjects with multiple sclerosis, and to identify in vivo bio-imaging markers that could help to improve monitoring multiple sclerosis disease course and potentially response to treatments. To investigate this, our laboratory utilizes ultra-high-field MRI and a multimodal imaging acquisition approach, together with an extensive clinical and cognitive assessment of patients. We collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of clinicians, psychologists and neuroscientists to accomplish our research objectives.
The responsibilities of the Research Assistant position are varied, and involve all phases of human neuroimaging research. Specifically, the position involves the collection, management and analysis of multiple modes of imaging and requires the processing of functional, structural MRI in conjunction with clinical and neuropsychological assessments. Responsibilities will involve acquiring and analyzing multimodal imaging data, administrative protocol coordination including IRB protocol submissions and update of IRB documents, and working with different multiple sclerosis patient populations.
Candidates should have a B.S. or M.S. in biological sciences, engineering, computer science, or related fields. Excellent written and oral English communication skills, solid PC-based skills in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation programs are needed.The candidate must have excellent organizational skills and be able to maintain accurate records; ability to independently problem-solving/trouble-shooting, prioritize multiple tasks and seek assistance when appropriate. Proficiency in statistics and programs such as SPSS, or R are especially desirable. Experience in computer programming and image processing is beneficial. It is preferred, but not required, that applicants will have familiarity with MRI analysis softwares, including FSL, SPM, and Freesurfer. Massachusetts General Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing research experience, interests and goals, as well as a curriculum vitae, including GPA, and contact names and details of three references to: Caterina Mainero, M.D., P.h.D. by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. A two-year time commitment is requested and salary will be based on qualifications and experience.
MGH posting ID # 2262573
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