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Montana State University Sleep Lab Technologist in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 21336

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Anne Tikkanen at 406.994.2292 or

Classification Title Research Professional

Working Title Sleep Lab Technologist

Brief Position Overview

Performs comprehensive sleep testing and analysis, under the general supervision of lab director. Perform overnight research studies; collect data and assist with analysis.

Position Number 4C0743

Department Health & Human Development

Division College of Education, Health & Human Development

Appointment Type Professional

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary range of $40,000 to $46,000 annually, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type LOA

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Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

The MSU Sleep Research Lab is equipped with gold-standard technology including polysomnography and microneurography to measure nocturnal electroencephalography and nervous system function. The laboratory has the unique ability to examine the link between sleep quality and cardiovascular health using direct measures of the sympathetic nervous system.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform overnight sleep research studies

  • Assist with data collection and analysis

  • Determine testing parameters/procedures/protocols based on research study.

  • Select appropriate equipment and calibrate prior to testing to determine proper functioning and adjust, if necessary.

  • Explain the protocol and orient the participant for testing.

  • Apply electrodes and sensors according to accepted published standards.

  • Perform physiological calibrations to ensure proper signals and adjust, if necessary.

  • Perform data acquisition, continuously monitoring tracing quality to ensure signals are artifact-free. Identify, correct, and document artifact.

  • Document routine observations, including sleep stages and clinical events, changes in procedure, and other significant events to facilitate scoring and interpretation of polysomnographic results.

  • At end of study, verify integrity of collected data and complete the data collection process.

  • Use professionally accepted guidelines to analyze sleep recording by scoring sleep/wake stages.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Registered or Certified Polysomnographic Technologist OR

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in an allied health profession, i.e. nursing, kinesiology, respiratory therapy, medical assistant, etc.

  • Demonstrate computer skills appropriate for the position.

  • Demonstrate written, verbal, communication, and customer service skills.

  • Demonstrate ability to work with minimal supervision to analyze complex situations and apply policy.

  • Comply with professional standards of conduct.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience working with human subjects (participants) monitoring physiological signals, entering data into charts.

  • Experience with compliance of applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and standards regarding safety and infection control.

  • Experience performing routine equipment care, maintenance, and supply inventory.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Demonstrate written, verbal, communication, and customer service skills.

  • Demonstrate ability to work with minimal supervision to analyze complex situations and apply policy.

  • Experience following directions.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

Must hold current CPR certification, be willing to work occasional night shifts and will need to complete University CITI training upon hire.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

  • Frequently required to be stationary; use hand to finger, handle, feel or reach; ascend and descend or balance; and exchange information.

  • Must work night shifts dependent on individual project needs.

  • Must regularly move up to 10 pounds; frequently move up to 25 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distant, color and peripheral vision, depth perceptions, and ability to adjust focus.

  • May be exposed to chemical vapors such as cleaning and disinfecting solutions including potential skin contact.

  • May be exposed to infectious agents including blood-borne pathogens.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

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Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on July 19, 2021; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples ( .

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU ’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: ( .