Research Associate - 497481



Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Title: Research Associate

Department Org: Psychiatry - 107620

Employee Classification: J1 - Salaried Full Time HSC

Bargaining Unit: Professional Staff Association

Primary Location: HSC S

Shift: 1

Posted Salary: commensurate with education and experience

Job Description:

The primarily responsibility of the Research Associate will be research and clinical transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and functional MRI applications. The Research Associate will facilitate the installation of TMS systems and will be trained and certified for TMS applications including FDA-approved clinical TMS therapies and advanced research TMS protocols. The research Associate will collaborate with external and internal collaborators to develop online TMS and functional MRI (fMRI) inside MRI scanner in the Department of Radiology at UTMC. The Research Associate will also collect and process TMS data and MRI functional, structural, diffusion, and perfusion brain images for research and clinical applications. The Research Associate will be responsible for maintaining the research equipment including MRI, TMS, and EEG experiments. The Research Associate will also contribute to research database maintenance, statistical analyses of neuroimaging, behavioral, and physiological data, and writing of reports for research projects. The Research Associate may also be involved in other aspects of the research, including recruitment of research participants and integrating new technologies into the labs. The Research Associate will coordinate the Research Assistants.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in engineering or a related field is required.
Basic programming skills in Matlab, Python, Linux, or R. are required.
Prior experience in operating and maintaining medical devices is plus.
Applicants with experiences in TMS procedures, MRI scan, neuroimaging data processing and analysis using image processing software (e.g.,FreeSurfer, FSL, SPM), use of statistical software (e.g., Excel, SPSS, R),
and basic knowledge on human neuroscience will be preferred.
Must be able to successful complete required training in Human subject research training, HIPAA and IRB upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's or Doctoral degree in a science field (e.g., engineering, computer science, neuroscience, psychology) is preferred.

Conditions of Employment:

To promote the highest levels of health and well-being, the University of Toledo campuses are tobacco-free. To further this effort, the University of Toledo Health Science Campus Medical Center is requiring candidates for employment to be nicotine-free. Pre-employment health screening requirements will include cotinine (nicotine) testing, as well as drug and other required health screenings for the position. With the exception of positions within University of Toledo Main Campus and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, the employment offer is conditional upon successful completion of a cotinine test and Occupational Health clearance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.

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