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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 job will be set in a research environment, so attention to detail, being able to accurately perform scans, and 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 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
• Associate's or Bachelor’s degree
• CPR/BLS Certified
• 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 remain in a stationary position during entire shift, routinely move equipment weighing up to 30 lbs, and transport patients on a stretcher if needed
• Can help diagnose minor computer issues and is familiar with navigating through file system directories
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Able to interpret, communicate, and enforce policies effectively
• A strong multi-tasker that can cope with interruptions
• Personality that is thoughtful, personable, caring, patient, and respectful of differences

Desired Qualifications*

• Prior history working in research and/or fMRI
• Three years of experience operating an MRI scanner
• Experience scanning pediatric subjects
• Experience using a Linux operating system
• Knowledge of University of Michigan human subjects research policies and procedures
• Experience using GE scanners and software


Work Schedule

Full-time 40 hours per week. Rotating schedule that includes both weekends and weekdays. Day shift. 

Additional Information

The Functional MRI Laboratory is an interdisciplinary unit organized under the University of Michigan’s Office of Research.  The 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 Functional MRI 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:

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 mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: -Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. -Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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