Neuroimaging Acquisition Coordinator

Pennsylvania, United States
23 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

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Posted Job Title
Neuroimaging Acquisition Coordinator

Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator A

Job Description Summary

As part of the Department of Psychiatry, the Neurodevelopment & Psychosis Section and the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI) are devoted to the study of brain and behavior throughout the lifespan. The Neuroimaging Acquisition Coordinator will oversee the collection of MRI data from recruitment through quality assessment and data analysis.

Job Description

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

Neuroimaging Acquisition Coordinator

The Psychosis Research Center is recruiting a Neuroimaging Acquisition Coordinator for a collaborative NIH funded research project. The multi-site study will examine the dose-related effects of a potential therapeutic on neuroimaging biomarkers in schizophrenia patients.  The project involves multiple visits for each participant, adherence to inclusion/exclusion criteria, clinical and cognitive assessment, laboratory tests, MRI scanning and data integration.

The Neuroimaging Acquisition Coordinator’s responsibilities include conducting informed consent/assent process, preparing participants for MRI scanning, MRI data acquisition and quality assessment. Other duties include administering neurocognitive tasks and maintaining accurate, complete and timely records. She/he will also work on uploading data into relevant databases and accurately maintaining project databases and other participant-related information.


Bachelors Degree in biomedical related field with 1 to 3 years experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. A trained person with experience working in fMRI studies, preferably with individuals with brain disorders, is optimal to meet the study needs. Candidates must possess demonstrated computer skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, data management skills, and experience working independently.

Background check required. Must pass Pennsylvania s Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks, within 30-90 days of employment. Position contingent on funding.

Working Conditions

Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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