[FieldTrip] Research Technologist, Boston, MA

Papadelis, Christos Christos.Papadelis at childrens.harvard.edu
Thu May 3 21:08:52 CEST 2012

Research Technologist, Boston, MA
The MEG program at Children’s Hospital Boston (CHB)/HMS is now recruiting a Research Technologist.  The successful candidate will work as a member of the team to help carry out studies of human brain development using a combination of MEG, EEG and MRI (tractography). This position is best for a person interested in working with babies and children, studying brain development either as a career or as an educational/training opportunity for further studies. Below is a description of the responsibilities and minimum and preferred qualifications.

o  Acquisition/collection of MEG and related data (i.e. EEG, EOG, Polaris, Polhemus etc).

o  Ordering of supplies and equipment for the lab.

o  Scheduling healthy subjects and patients for the different studies running in the lab.

o  Analysis and evaluation of MEG and related data for investigators by using sophisticated software analysis tools such as BrainStorm, FieldTrip, BESA, etc.

o  Training of members of the Center and external users in the acceptable use and maintenance of the BabyMEG System hardware and software.

o  Performance of periodic liquid helium refills of the BabyMEG system, three times per week.

o  Maintains all safety documentation of the laboratory as well as the IRB approved signed consent forms of the different studies running in the lab.

o  Preparation of documents concerning the smooth operation of the lab (family education sheets, brochures, technical specifications documents, liquid helium refill records, etc).

o  Performance of routine tests for specific research projects, using sophisticated and intricate research equipment and techniques. Performance of research procedures, troubleshooting problems with own and other researchers' results.
Minimum qualifications:

o  MSc or MA in the area of Biomedical Engineering or Neuroscience is preferred. The minimum requirement is BA or BSc degree in Biomedical, Electrical or Computer Engineering, or in a Biological Science. Previous experience in Biomagnetism research is not required.

o  Basic understanding of the electromagnetic theory needed for signal analysis.

o  Native speaker of English is preferred. Required is complete fluency in English since there will be frequent interactions with the family members as well as children.  Abilities to relate to children and their parents are essential.
Conditions of Employment:

o  Position available beginning June 2012.

o  Salary: commensurate with education and experience (minimum = $ 40,000).

o  CHB has excellent benefits, including health benefits and retirement plans with employer contributions.

o  CHB values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

How to Apply:
      o  Please visit the website of Children's Hospital Boston (www.childrenshospital.jobs<http://www.childrenshospital.jobs>) AutoReqID 27106.

o  If you have any questions please contact:

Christos Papadelis

Lab Manager of the BabyMEG/EEG Facility

Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School

9 Hope Ave, Waltham

MA 02453, USA

E-mail: christos.papadelis at childrens.harvard.edu<mailto:christos.papadelis at childrens.harvard.edu>

Phone: +1-781-216-1128

Christos Papadelis, PhD
Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School
MEG Lab Manager, Children's Hospital Boston
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA 02453
Phone: +1-781-216-1128
Fax: +1-781-216-1172

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