Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute seeks a Magnetic Resonance (MR) Lead Technologist to support the Magnetic Resonance Research core group. This role is a vital member for the Institute's MR core. Reporting directly to the MR Research Administrator, the individual provides support for the Zuckerman Institute faculty, staff, students and collaborators with data acquisition on the MR systems.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Assists investigators in every aspect of MR system training, use, data collection, formatting, archiving and transfer. Responsible in enforcing magnetic field safety for MRI patients, operator and visitors.
Supports all practical aspects of experimentation, including volunteer sign-in, consent forms, gowning, study preparation, and bed placement.
Collaborates with faculty and the MR team to attend to every need required for a successful experiment on the MR systems.
Prepares equipment ensuring that equipment is operational, safe and functioning according to diagnostic standards.
Together with the Investigator and other MR core team members, the MR Lead Technologist attends to every need required for a successful experiment on the MR systems.
Problem solves equipment failure and imaging quality, and contacts service representative regarding equipment problems.
Completes all quality checks and ensures that equipment logs are maintained.
Serves as an expert operator of Siemens Prisma 3T human bore systems, of a Bruker Biospin 9.4T / 30cm bore lab animal system, and of a 7T human bore MR system, vendor TBD.
Provides support on special projects and performs other job related duties, as required.
Bachelor's Degree in radiologic technology or similar field, including at least four (4) years of related experience is required. Prior experience in a research environment highly desired.
Demonstrated customer service focus with the ability to interact and collaborate with multiple constituencies. Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to handle multiple projects under tight time deadlines. Ability to work as a member of a collaborative team while exercising independent judgment essential.
The successful candidate must be flexible in nature, have a sound judgment with a collaborative style that fosters teamwork and cooperation beyond the immediate team to the broader organization. Must have a passion for excellent customer service and commitment to exceptional quality.
The Zuckerman Institute brings together researchers to explore aspects of mind and brain, through the exchange of ideas and active collaboration. The Zuckerman Institute's home will be the Jerome L. Greene Science Center on Columbia's new Manhattanville campus.
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