Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The MIDB is dedicated to fostering the healthy brain function of children across the lifespan with the mission to set and maintain a healthy trajectory for all children toward positive life outcomes through early neurobehavioral and mental health assessment, innovative targeted interventions, informed policy-making, compassionate child-advocacy, and community education. The MIDB’s mission of basic and clinical research in the field of neurobehavioral development is supported by multiple cores including: Analytics, Informatics, Neuroimaging, Human Phenotyping, Translational Neuroscience, Neurointervention, Community Integration and Education, and Global Health. The MIDB Research Professional will assist with research by providing technology support and expertise. The successful candidate will be comfortable learning new technologies, providing training and communicating with researchers and tech support teams.
Research Technology Management - 70% - Provide technology support and expertise to researchers and their teams - Manage and maintain MIDB clinical research center hardware and software (including shared computers, software licenses, and data acquisition systems) - Troubleshoot and document issues with research equipment - Communicate with vendors regarding technologies and equipment contracts - Oversee installation of new equipment - Document technology use procedures - Train researchers in acquisition of electrophysiological, eye-tracking, and body-composition data - Ensure best-practice is followed in equipment use - Collaborate with University IT regarding networked devices, privacy requirements, and software management
Administrative Duties - 30% - Maintain CNBD equipment and personnel databases - Track CNBD study productivity - Order research supplies as needed - Communicate with building management regarding general space/equipment concerns
All required qualifications must be documented on application material
Required Qualifications: - BA/BS plus 2 years of related work experience or a combination of education and experience to equal 6 years. - Knowledge regarding technology and human-machine interfaces - The ability to articulate technical information verbally and in writing - Demonstrated ability to work independently, as part of a team, and with changing priorities - Demonstrated ability to maintain records, meet deadlines, and prioritize assignments - Ability to take initiative in learning and to solve problems as they arise - Excellent critical-thinking skills
Preferred Qualifications: - Social sciences or biological/health sciences awareness - Technical/computer science coursework - Working knowledge of regulations associated with human-participants research - Experience managing and troubleshooting technology resources - Basic proficiency in a programming language (Python, Java, C++, …)
Internal Number: 340130
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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