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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Perform innovative data analyses on neuroimaging and related data. Develop and implement computer algorithms for analyzing that data. Assume major responsibility for software and hardware development and implementation in a neuroimaging-focused, neuroscience lab. Primary responsibilities will include collaboratively performing data analyses on neuroimaging and related data, with a major emphasis on fMRI data processing and computer programming. Secondary responsibilities include software and hardware development, implementation for neuroimaging data and associated coordination of essential experimental procedures and files and potential contributions to collecting neuroimaging data.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Computer programming, which includes design and development of data analysis tools.
Design, develop, and implement computer algorithms and software for analyzing functional and structural MRI data of the brain and maintain data analysis programs developed over time for those data for neuroimaging-related neuroscience research purposes.
Implement and support data analysis tools; evaluate and resolve software problems for both existing and developing analysis streams for the purpose of processing and analyzing neuroimaging data and assume responsibilities for software development and effective implementation of the software for the purpose of processing and analyzing neuroimaging data.
Train research technicians on data entry methods and develop and maintain operational documentation of analysis methods.
Help collect neuroimaging data.
Perform other duties as assigned.
BA/BS required with concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
Proficiency with standard computer programming languages (MATLAB, Python, C/C++, csh, bash) and familiarity with statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, R), psychological testing tools (Eprime, psychtoolbox) and neuroimaging software packages (FSL, SPM, FreeSurfer, AFNI and 3D Slicer).
Previous experience with functional magnetic resonance imaging or other cognitive neuroscience method.
Experience (>1 year) working in a cognitive neuroscience research laboratory, or equivalent combination of relevant experience strongly recommended. Two-year commitment preferred.
Processing and analysis of fMRI data.
Strong programming, quantitative, and computational skills.
Ability to interact with others respectfully, supportively, and compassionately.
Good organizational skills.
Applicant Special Instructions:
The Research Programmer Analyst should be able to solve day to day problems independently but know when input from a supervisor is warranted and seek such input without hesitation. When unusual conditions or situations arise, the research assistant should consult with the supervisor regarding the best course of action.
Takes direction from laboratory principal investigator and works in conjunction with data analyst.
The position will have minimal supervisory responsibilities. However, s/he will be expected to assist in training/overseeing the work of research assistants who contribute to assessment and data entry.
The work areas will be in offices in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Department of Radiology. Work hours are somewhat flexible and will necessitate some early evening and weekend hours.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The hiring range for this position is $43,856 - $59,222 annually.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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