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At Vanderbilt we believe the greatest successes for imaging in the future will come from environments where the complementary natures of different imaging approaches are exploited, where experts in basic sciences and technical aspects of image formation and analysis collaborate closely with biomedical scientists who ask appropriate questions, and where the basic underlying science of imaging is fostered.
VUIIS is a trans-institutional initiative within Vanderbilt University serving physicians, scientists, students and corporate affiliates. VUIIS maintains close collaborations in research and training with many parts of our campus including the schools of medicine, engineering, arts and science, law and Peabody College
JOB SUMMARY: As part of the Vanderbilt Institute of Imaging Science, the Imaging Research Specialist II, under moderate supervision, will run experiments and record results for functional MRI, electroencephalogram (EEG) and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) studies. Participate in the development and implementation of fMRI research studies, and contributes to research publication by conducting literature searches.
Under moderate supervision, assist in the development of methods and procedures for research conducted with complex scientific Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), electroencephalogram (EEG) and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) equipment; assist in the design functional MRI (fMRI), EEG and NIRS studies appropriately utilizing this equipment.
Operation of wide variety of scientific experiments involving complex protocols and equipment
Assist in protocol development. Conduct experimental design/analysis. Write imaging protocol and oversee its implementation.
Informed Consent. Obtain informed consent from study subjects. Monitor IRB compliance throughout study and submit regulatory reports.
Participate in the development and implementation of functional imaging research studies
Design the study including procedures, protocols and quality control measures
Design study or survey tool
Develop data collection methods and/or databases
Prepare educational tools for use with the study
Abstract and interpret pertinent information from medical/technical literature
Screen subjects for the study. Prepare subjects for being in the MRI equipment, and answer questions. Conduct study while subject in MRI.
Analyze data acquired during the study.
Contribute to research publications:
Participate in reviewing and editing materials for publication
Conduct literature and library searches and oversee data collection programs
Develop reports of results, graphs, charts, tables, etc. of research findings
Assist principal investigator in preparation of grant applications and contract proposals
Assist in the training of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students in all aspects of fMRI research studies
Assist in the training and supervise technical staff, medical and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows
Provide guidance and consultations to students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty as needed
Assist in the training of others throughout VU (faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students) to utilize fMRI techniques in their research.
Department Specific Responsibilities:
Oversee scanning of new clinical MRI sequences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Oversee analysis of new clinical MRI sequences
Assist with consenting and scheduling of patients
In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center provides its faculty and staff members with a benefits package that is comprehensive and flexible. Components for benefits-eligible employees include:
Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
** Minimum Requirements for Qualification **
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 2 years experience
VUMC Recent Accomplishments: Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
American Association for the Advancement of Science: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As th...e largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.