Lead MRI Technician and MRI Research Center Supervisor

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 23-Feb-24

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: JR25241

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description:

  • Facilitates the efficient operation and delivery of radiological services in the MRI-Research Center, consistent with institutional and departmental goals, objectives, policies, and federal, state and local third party regulations.

  • Directs Quality Control Performance Improvement activities and monitors quality and performance indicators.

  • Upholds the standards of the system-wide customer service program.

  • Participating in training programs and instructing in the specific technologies and equipment.

  • Develops Performance Improvement (P.I) programs to improve service/productivity. Manages the Quality Control/Quality Assurance programs and participates in utilization reviews.

  • Maintains current knowledge of new procedures, equipment and methods and participates in their evaluation testing and application. Recommends procurement of supplies/equipment and necessary modifications.

  • Encourages and assists in continuing education and research at the technologist level.

  • Assists the MR Imaging Manager to facilitate staffing, management, and performance evaluations of technical and support staff.

  • Prepares statistical and management reports, analyses, and surveys as necessary.

  • Providers patient care consistent with an MR Technologists consistent with performing a variety of diagnostic procedures utilizing high-energy magnetic fields, preparing, and positioning patients, selecting proper technical settings, participates in computer based post-processing of scan data, and uses the computer to record the status of each patient.

  • Maintains and monitors the patient environment, adheres to safety procedures associated with radiation protection, and contributes to the security and maintenance of the unit.

  • Prepares contrast media, performs venipuncture, and administers contrast to research subjects under the direction of physicians and research scientists.

  • Organizes and runs MRI safety training sessions.

  • Develops new tests and evaluates new technology for implementation in diagnostic testing.

  • Has full authority in managing a database of clinical patient records and results, and maintains an inventory of laboratory supplies and reagents.

  • Prepares quality and safety control measures for the laboratory, such as checks of equipment, temperature control, and documentation of quality improvement projects. Under a limited degree of supervision, provides support to clinical research studies.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Minimum of three years experience as technologist.

  • Prior supervisory experience strongly preferred.

Preferred Competencies

  • Basic knowledge in relevant scientific field.

  • Ability to learn new research techniques or methods.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Verbal and written communication skills.

Working Conditions

  • Remote or Office based.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (preferred)

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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