Senior Research Technologist
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Boston, Massachusetts


The Senior Research Technologist will perform duties in structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital Stroke Research Center and the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. The research focus of this group is brain hemorrhage, which is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. We seek to understand what determines the risk of developing a brain hemorrhage as well as the consequences suffered after the hemorrhage occurs. Our lab has structural and functional MRI analysis pipelines that have resulted in multiple scientific articles published in first tier peer-reviewed Neurology journals.

Responsibilities:The position will focus on the application of structural and functional image analysis algorithms in the study of brain aging and neurological diseases. The incumbent will work independently with minimal guidance of the Principal Investigator(s) and/or the Director of Clinical Research Operations and will collaborate with research fellows, clinical research coordinators and other research staff.

Specific tasks may include:

  • Independently performs non-routine, highly specialized scanning sequences in accordance with study-specific MRI protocols
  • Develops research methodologies within parameters of experimental protocols and research objectives
  • Works with PI(s) in determining the most suitable design and methodology of research imaging protocols
  • Performs independent design and modification of protocols
  • Transfers, organizes, and summarizes acquired data
  • Prepares and presents research reports, manuscripts, posters or other documents for publication and/or presentation
  • Performs data analyses using advanced scientific, statistical and/or computational techniques
  • Responsible for troubleshooting problems and instructing others in highly specialized imaging and/or imaging data analysis techniques
  • Takes call approximately one weekend per month and 5 weeknights per month to help cover off hour study enrollments in clinical trials
  • Assists with other research/imaging-related tasks as needed

Skills and competencies:
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as team member
  • Ability to make independent, effective decisions
  • High degree of computer literacy, including programming skills
  • Analytical skills and ability to resolve technical problems
  • Ability to effectively mentor and train junior research technicians
  • Demonstrated competence in research techniques and methodologies
  • Ability to identify problems and develop solutions
  • Bachelor's degree required, MA preferred

Minimum Technical Standards:
  • Experience with MATLAB is required
  • Experience with Neuroimaging modalities (i.e., FreeSurfer, FSL, SPM) is strongly preferred
  • Experience with Linux/Unix and Bash Shell Scripting is strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required
  • Experience with Statistical Software (i.e., SPSS, JMP etc.) is strongly preferred
  • Experience with Python is a plus

EEO Statement
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

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