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Research Associate I, Research Office

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Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Research & Laboratory, Full Time

Pay Grade: 28N

Context of the job:

Under the general direction of the Center Manager, this position is responsible for supporting the general operation of the facility, including operating MRI scanners, completing various Quality Assurance tasks, and providing technical and operational support to users and CBBI staff. The Research Associate I will be expected to provide onsite coverage and support during evenings and weekends, periodically.

Major Responsibilities:

• Uses training and independent judgment to execute day-to-day activities, procedures, and research studies, ensuring efficient workflow, and adequate care and treatment of research participants and materials.
• Ensures that established Quality Assurance initiatives are followed and documented appropriately.
• Provides general operational support to users and CBBI personnel, including evenings and weekends, as needed, and coordinates with CBBI staff as necessary for vacation coverage and sick leave.
• As needed, will provide operation of the Siemens Prisma 3T MRI and Bruker 9.4T scanner in compliance with the standard operating procedures of the CBBI, maintains a Level 2 safety certification within the CBBI, screens MRI subjects for safety, and assists CBBI researchers with exam-related tasks.
• Assists in the use and maintenance of CBBI computers, databases, and peripheral equipment.
• Adheres to appropriate data collection systems and procedures, according to pre-established research protocol; coordinates and monitors the collection and recording of data, as required by established study protocol. Maintains compliance to human and animal subject protocols.
• Restocks center supplies and linens.
• Accepts deliveries and notifies researchers of subject arrival, when appropriate.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, psychology, radiology, radiologic technology, healthcare or other related fields.
• Must be able to safely work around animals and strong magnetic fields.
• Ability to follow research methodology and protocol.
• Dependable, reliable, and able to consistently adhere to a schedule.
• Ability to work independently.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
• Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures, and backgrounds.
• Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.

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