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Researcher 1 - Adult Aging Brain Connectome Project

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID354530

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyResearch-Researchers

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code8352R1

Employee ClassCivil Service

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Job DescriptionThe Adult Aging Brain Connectome Project seeks to characterize functional and physical aspects of the human brain across the age span. Responsibilities

  • Administer study protocols, including online cognitive and behavioral assessments and acquire in-person samples and data and MRI data.
  • Administer study paperwork including screening for MRI safety and participant consent.
  • Screen participants for eligibility and schedule participants for their appointments.
  • Responsible for the safety and comfort of participants in the scanning environment.
  • Acquire data in older adults of all ages.
  • Other duties as assigned.


    All required qualifications must be documented on application materials. Required Qualifications:
    • B.S. or B.A. in the humanities, communication or science, technology, engineering, or neuroscience or a combination of education and experience to equal four years.
    • Experience working with technology.
    • Able to take turns on team working evenings and at least 2 out of 4 weekends.
    • Must be capable of sitting long periods of time during data acquisition.
    • Must not have metal implants or be dependent upon devices that are incompatible with magnetic field.
    • Able to verbally communicate clearly.
    • Adequate hearing and vision to communicate with subjects and assess MRI image quality.
    • Willingness to groom and dress in a manner that is respectful to research subjects and willingness to remove jewelry that is incompatible with magnetic field. Preferred Qualifications:
      • Strongly prefer experience in research with human participants.
      • Strongly prefer volunteer or professional experience working with older adults.
      • Willing to work more than 2 out of 4 weekends.
      • Experience with calling customers or candidates.
      • Experience conducting telephone interviews.
      • Ability to follow a protocol and maintain professional rapport with human subjects of all ages.
      • Ability to take initiative to solve problems as they arise.
      • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
      • Ability to divide attention among multiple responsibilities.
      • Experience using instrumentation to acquire data.
      • Ability to use software to operate equipment.
      • 1- year phlebotomy experience, graduation from an accredited phlebotomy program, or willingness to learn basic venipuncture.


        Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
        • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
        • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
        • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
        • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
        • University HSA contributions
        • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
        • Employee wellbeing program
        • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
        • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
        • Financial counseling services
        • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

          How To Apply

          Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


          The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

          Employment Requirements

          Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

          Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

          About the U of M

          The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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