Advertised Summary Job Description: Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute seeks a Magnetic Resonance (MR) System Engineer to support the Magnetic Resonance core group. This role is a vital member for the Institute's MR core. Reporting directly to the MR Research Administrator, the individual is responsible for the MR systems and physical laboratory facilities, instruments and equipment of the Zuckerman Institute.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
-Works with system factory support to maintain and ensure all Zuckerman MR systems are operating at peak performance levels. Completes all quality checks and Ensures that equipment logs are maintained. -Partners and engages system vendor engineers to maintain system state-of-the-art through upgrades. -Collaborates with faculty and Zuckerman Principal Investigators, vendor engineers and the Director of MR Research to customize MR systems to meet specific applications needs. Develops timely and effective solutions for challenging design problems. -Together with the Investigator and other MR core team members, the System Engineer attends to every need required for a successful experiment on the MR systems. -The engineer is required to support the technology needs of experiments which will include the design, construction and supplications support of RF coils, RF front-end electronics, physiological monitoring, control and stimulation devices, mechanical supports, and a variety of other bioinstrumentation interfacing experiments conducted in the MR environment. -Serves as an expert operator of Siemens Prisma 3T human bore systems, of a Bruker Biospin 9.4T / 30cm bore lab animal system, and of a 7T human bore MR system, vendor TBD. -Provides support on special projects and performs other job related duties, as required.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering or similar field, including at least five (5) years of related experience is required. Prior experience in a research environment highly desired.
Demonstrated customer service focus with the ability to interact and collaborate with multiple constituencies. Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to handle multiple projects under tight time deadlines. Ability to work as a member of a collaborative team while exercising independent judgment essential.
The successful candidate must be flexible in nature, have a sound judgment with a collaborative style that fosters teamwork and cooperation beyond the immediate team to the broader organization. Must have a passion for excellent customer service and commitment to exceptional quality.
The Zuckerman Institute brings together researchers to explore aspects of mind and brain, through the exchange of ideas and active collaboration. The Zuckerman Institute's home will be the Jerome L. Greene Science Center on Columbia's new Manhattanville campus.
More information about the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute can be found at: www.zuckermaninstitute.columbia.edu
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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