Advanced Science Research Center, City University of New York

Position ID:CUNY-ASRC-MRI [#8119, 15579]
Position Title: MRI Facility Manager
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:New York, New York 10031, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biomedical Engineering / Neural
Health / Health
Nanotechnology/Devices / Devices
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/09/27, finished 2017/04/24, listed until 2017/04/02)
Position Description:    

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The City University of New York's newest facility, the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) builds on the success of the University's rich past with the goal of becoming a leader in visionary scientific research in the future. Focusing on the fields of Structural Biology, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Neuroscience, and Environmental Sciences, the ASRC operates as a nucleus of a University-wide science enterprise, fostering the development of an integrated research network that brings together faculty, students, and post-doctoral fellows from CUNY's colleges across the five boroughs. This state-of-the-art, world-class facility houses a staff of elite scientists and leaders who will seek to break down the walls between disparate but increasingly interrelated disciplines of applied science. To learn more about the ASRC visit

The ASRC invites applications for an MRI Facility Manager. The ASRC will house a research-dedicated, state-of-the-art neuroimaging facility with a 3-tesla Siemens Prisma MRI scanner along with excellent infrastructure and other cutting-edge facilities. Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director, the MRI Facility Manager will take responsibility for the day-to-day operation, maintenance and management of the MRI facility. Duties include the development and provision of training in addition to assisting internal and external users. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in collaborative research in the scientific areas supported at the ASRC, and will be encouraged to develop and drive an independent research program focused around MRI/fMRI and its uses in modern scientific research in the environmental sciences.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serves as the lead for the setup and operation of the MRI facility.
  • Supervises, advises, and trains internal and external users with varying degrees of experience in experimental design, sample preparation, imaging and data interpretation. Includes production of training manuals.
  • Aids with experimental design, including the acquisition and applications of custom or new pulse sequences.
  • Develops and oversees quality control procedures and analytical methods.
  • Maintains laboratory, instruments and computers.
  • Plans and manages booking, access and finances to the facility; includes organization of regular users meetings.
  • Exercises considerable latitude, independent judgment, and accountability in overseeing the fMRI research daily operations schedule and technical environment.
  • Contributes to planning of extensions or updates of the facility.
  • Assists with preparation of grant proposals, presentations and publications.
  • Actively participates in collaborative research within the ASRC
  • Actively seeks new collaborative projects within the CUNY system and externally
  • Trains research staff in specialized procedures and theoretical concepts to ensure project is administered according to research protocol.
  • Shares expertise in equipment operation and laboratory techniques.
  • Refines/adapts methodologies to fit specific experiment requirements.
  • Investigates and recommends alternative approaches to improve the quality of results.
  • Contributes to dissemination of results through workshops, seminars and publications.
  • Performs other duties as required.
For full consideration, submit a cover letter and résumé online via CUNY's web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined.

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Contact: Adil Tahir, 212-817-7700
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85 St. Nicholas Terrace
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