Vanderbilt University Medical Center Imaging Research Specialist I - VUIIS in Nashville, Tennessee

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As part of the Vanderbilt Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS), Imaging Research Specialist I, under 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. For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here at


  • Undersupervision, run experiments, and record results for functional MRI (fMRI),electroencephalogram (EEG) and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) studies.

  • Operationof wide variety of scientific experiments involving detailed protocols

  • Conductexperimental design/analysis. Write imaging protocol and oversee itsimplementation.

  • InformedConsent. Obtain informed consent and follow IRB guidelines.

  • Participatein the development and implementation of fMRI research studies

  • Assistin the design of the study including procedures, protocols and qualitycontrol measures

  • Assistin the design of study or survey tools

  • Assistin the development of data collection methods and/or databases

  • Prepareeducational tools for use with the study

  • Abstractand interpret pertinent information from medical/technical literature

  • Screensubjects for the study. Prepare subjects for being in the MRI equipment,and answer questions. Conduct study while subject in MRI.

  • Analyzedata acquired during the study.

  • Contributeto research publications.

  • Conductliterature and library searches and oversee data collection programs

  • Assistin developing reports of results, graphs, charts, tables, etc. of researchfindings

  • Assistprincipal investigator in preparation of grant applications and contractproposals



  1. Job Code: 3619


  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 yearexperience

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Organization: VU Inst. of Imaging Science 104207

Title: Imaging Research Specialist I - VUIIS

Location: TN-Nashville-Medical Center North (MCN)

Requisition ID: 1804902