Western University has received a $66M investment from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). This investment will bring together researchers from across the University under a unifying initiative called BrainsCAN. The mission of BrainsCAN is to reduce the burden of brain disorders that affect sensory, cognitive, and motor functions. The initiative aims at extending and mobilizing knowledge of the mappings between neural circuits and mental functions to deliver evidence-based interventions.
The Research Associate, Neuroimaging Analyst will apply their expertise and knowledge to support ongoing research projects directed by the principal investigators of the BrainsCAN initiative. The incumbent will become part of BrainsCAN’s Computational Core, which aims to develop new computational techniques for the analysis of behavioral, brain imaging, and neuronal data. The incumbent will play a lead role in training staff, students and postdoctoral fellows in the application of data analysis and modelling techniques. The incumbent will have developed an independent method-based research portfolio, and will support and operationalize new and innovative computational techniques. Working with individual laboratories, the incumbent will help to develop research and project plans, advise on data analysis techniques and statistical inference related to neuroimaging and electrophysiological research, and assist in the technical and statistical aspects of manuscripts and research reports.
- PhD in Statistics, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Psychology, Medical Biophysics, Engineering or Related Field
- Expertise in Statistics, Machine Learning and Computing is preferred
- 3 years' working experience in the design and analysis of brain imaging studies with an independently developed research portfolio and proven publication record in the field
- Experience providing training on brain imaging analysis methods is preferred
- Experience in consulting with research groups on analysis methods is preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Advanced skills in programming of software and applications used to analyze brain imaging and electrophysiological data (such as Matlab, Python, R, C++, etc.)
- Familiarity with techniques for updating, managing and extracting data from a research database
- In depth knowledge with methods for research design, implementation, and analysis
- Project management skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously from conception to completion within tightly prescribed timelines
- Demonstrated ability to research/investigate issues and resolve problems with working knowledge of relevant scientific/research principles
- Ability to interpret and identify key results from research and to succinctly summarize research findings
- Ability to collaborate across internal and external boundaries to meet common objectives, improve outcomes and support work beyond one's own unit
- Communication skills to describe technical concepts effectively to both novice and sophisticated users
- Ability to provide solutions and ideas for improvement by using imaginative approaches where constructive thinking and innovation are required
- Detail-oriented with an ability to function and process information with high levels of accuracy
- Ability and willingness to stay abreast of technological developments, with a commitment to ongoing professional development and a desire to take on new challenges
- Ability to investigate defined issues, solicit input, and suggest remedies and alternative approaches that meet the needs of the situation
- Ability to search within and outside the formal boundaries of the organization for innovative ways to improve work
- Proven ability and natural inclination to develop relationships by interacting with people in a professional, respectful and diplomatic manner
- Ability to multi-task and maintain an organized and effective personal work environment
- Ability to work within a flexible schedule to accommodate the research team’s events and activities
- Ability to adhere to legislated safety requirements and Western safety policies
Interested applicants are asked to visit: www.workingatwestern.uwo.ca to apply online to job reference #10447 by midnight, September 25th, 2017.
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