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MRI Research Technologist

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: MRI Research Technologist
Role Title: Health Care Technologist II
Posting Number: SW0170425
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The MRI Research Technologist will work under the supervision of the Director, and will be responsible for ensuring that research participants in MRI or behavioral experiments successfully complete research tasks. The responsibilities of the MRI Research Technologist will include, but will not necessarily be limited to, interacting with research participants prior to experiments (for example, informing them about the proposed experiment and obtaining informed consent); placing the participants in the MRI scanner and operating the scanner; interacting with the subjects after the experimental protocol (for example, paying them for their participation, and obtaining further behavioral data); keeping careful records of the interaction with participant; performing other tasks related to the successful completion of research protocols and the effective operation of the scanning center.

Required Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree in engineering, psychology, biology, neuroscience or closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Facility with computer tools such as MS Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.
-Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team in a fast paced environment.
-Ability to learn new technical and operational processes and adapt well to changes.
-Demonstrated interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills with strong attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of organization, planning, records management and general administration.
-Demonstrated communication skills.
-Demonstrated ability to follow instructions.
-Previous research experience.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

For a full description of the position and requirements, and to apply, please go to, posting #0100000. Attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to the online application. Review of applications will begin on June 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Restricted
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FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 4
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: VT Carilion Research Institute
Work Location: Other - Virginia
Location, if not Blacksburg: Roanoke
Location Zip Code: 24016
Work Schedule: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting Date: 06/08/2017
Review Begin Date: 06/16/2017
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Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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