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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

This position is for a MRI technologist at the Functional MRI Laboratory, a research unit organized under the University of Michigan's Office of Research. The lab is available to faculty across the university on a fee-for-service basis. Research studies at the lab have subject populations that include both pediatric and adult participants.


The functional MRI Technologist will be responsible for operating the MRI scanner while strictly adhering to protocols set by the lead technologist and the principal investigator for the study being performed. This position will be set in a research environment, so attention to detail, being able to accurately perform scans, and the ability to focus while dealing with interruptions is a must. Strong computer skills are also desired as this individual will help troubleshoot issues with input devices and presentation computers; data management and transfer will also be performed. Subject populations will include both pediatric and adult participants. This position will operate under limited supervision of the Lead Technologist and the Technical Director. Self-motivation along with a strong sense of personal responsibility and decision making skills will be needed. There will be a great emphasis on safety knowledge, as well as a need to demonstrate scanning ability. The selected individual will also aid in maintaining research logs and records and will need to occasionally alert GE and leadership regarding repairs and maintenance of the scanner and ancillary equipment. Pay will be commensurate with education and experience.

Required Qualifications*

Qualified applicants MUST have the following skills, experience and credentials:


• Registered and certified MRI Technologist by the ARRT

• CPR/BLS Certified

• MRI technologist training with an accredited school, or  equivalent combination of education and experience

• At least one year of experience operating an MRI scanner

• Reliable transportation

• Outstanding attendance record at previous locations of employment

• Knowledgeable about the risks of MRI and the ability to effectively communicate these risks

• Must be able to move up to 30 lbs, be able to sit for long periods of time, and transport patients on a stretcher if needed

• Strong computer skills

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Able to interpret, communicate, and enforce policies effectively

• Strong multi-tasking skills and the ability to cope with interruptions

• Personality that is thoughtful, personable, caring, patient, and respectful of differences

Desired Qualifications*

• Associate's or Bachelor’s degree preferred

• Three years of experience operating an MRI scanner

• Experience scanning pediatric subjects

• Experience using a Linux operating system

• Experience working in a research setting or performing functional MRI

• Knowledge of University of Michigan human subjects research policies and procedures

• Experience using GE scanners and software

Work Schedule

Part-time weekend/flexible. Shifts will average from 20 to 30 hours per week and will primarily be on Saturday and/or Sunday but may also include 1-2 days during the week.   Schedule may rotate weekly.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The Functional MRI Laboratory is an interdisciplinary unit organized under the University's Office of Research. The Functional MRI Laboratory is dedicated to supporting research on the structures and functions of the brain that underlie cognitive and affective processes, and research on functional MRI and associated research tools. The Laboratory's mission is to maintain an environment that will enhance the excellence of research using fMRI and associated technologies by providing a well-equipped physical facility and appropriate intellectual support services for investigators. Additional information about the Functional MRI Laboratory is available at:

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.