MSI Research Assistant

Posted 1 month ago

Minnesota Epilepsy Group is the largest and most comprehensive adult and pediatric epilepsy program in the Midwest. As a regional referral facility, we are the recognized leader in treating epilepsy and other seizure-related conditions in infants to the elderly. We are a national, state-of-the-art, Level 4 epilepsy center committed to enhancing each patient’s quality of life and maximizing seizure control.

Major Accountability: Responsible to the MSI Director and Medical Directors to ensure the proper MSI/MEG procedures, the technical integrity of testing and participate in the care of patients undergoing MSI testing. Work cooperatively with the interdisciplinary team to provide quality patient care and to ensure a friendly, safe and customer service oriented MSI Lab.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform the following responsibilities effectively, independently, and according to protocols, procedures, and established practice in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Knowledge and experience of using EMR & Practice Management System.
  • Perform MEG data acquisition, develop and maintain MSI database, including mounting positioning coils, digitization, and recording
  • Process MSI patient-scheduling requests for procedures.
  • Work in collaboration with the MSI Directors, physician or other staff member initiating data projects, including defining the project, planning the process, establishing deadlines, reporting progress at key junctures, and troubleshooting obstacles.
  • Enter and manipulate patient data, as requested, into appropriate computer database.
  • Perform clinical data analysis when requested.
  • Perform quality assurance audits on a regular basis.
  • Assist with magnetoencephalography clinical and research procedures.
  • Prepare data or other information as requested by neurosurgeons/physicians for community outreach including presentation at local, national or international meetings and/or marketing.
  • Assist in development of new protocols for clinical or research purposes.
  • Interact as appropriate with multidisciplinary team to provide information about MSI.
  • Provide intervention for patient’s seizure occurrence.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relations with all MEG employees and other departments as a responsibility in fulfilling all job functions.


  • Minimum BA or BS bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, computer science, psychology or related fields, master’s level education preferred.
  • Participate in national and international societies such as ACMEGS and/or ISACM. Position will operate under the newly adopted guidelines of the ACMEGS Clinical Practice Guideline Committee, February 2, 2011. American Clinical Magnetoencephalography Society Clinical Practice Guideline 4: Qualifications of MEG Personnel. MEG/Neuroscience experience is preferred, but not necessary.
  • Meet Allied Health Requirements established by credentialing hospital(s).
  • BLS certification.

Skills/Work Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to perform basic competency.
  • Experience with Unix, Mac, and PC computer systems, related to scripting, programming and database management.
  • Familiarity with research design and methodology, preferably in the medical field.
  • The successful candidate should be willing to get trained and learn new skills.

Essential Functions

  • Ability to communicate in English both oral and written.
  • Ability to be detail oriented.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to stoop, bend, twist, lean, and crouch multiple and repeated times.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds repeatedly.
  • Ability to push and pull up to 100 pounds, occasionally.
  • Sit and/or stand in upright position for prolonged periods of time (up to 4 hrs).
  • Ability to remain calm and demonstrate professional behavior in stressful situations.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relations with varied levels of individuals, for example a range from a patient family member to a physician.
  • Abide by confidentiality/privacy/security policies and practices as defined by Minnesota Epilepsy Group and HIPAA regulations.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities that Management may deem necessary.

Minnesota Epilepsy Group PA is an equal opportunity employer

Inpatient experience preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Minnesota Epilepsy Group PA is an equal opportunity employer

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