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Staff Associate

Weill Cornell Medicine
New York City, New York (US)
commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 19, 2022
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Staff Associate

Applications are invited for a Staff Associate position (immediate start) in the Department of Radiology’s Brain Health Imaging Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. The successful candidate will work in the laboratory of Dr. Sudhin A. Shah, PhD on mechanisms underlying recovery of cognitive function following adult and pediatric brain injury. 

Cognitive dysfunction - the impaired ability to perceive, plan, reason and remember- is among the most common and debilitating consequences of brain injury. At present we lack the ability to predict how it will evolve after injury, and effectively treat it. Our research program aims to identify the individual specific neurobiological changes that underlie cognitive impairments following injury and use the knowledge to create prognostic models that predict how cognitive ability will change with time after injury, track spontaneous and intervened recovery and inform therapeutic interventions that aim to reduce impairment. We employ multimodal imaging tools - EEG, PET and MRI in our work. Projects include extracting passive and real-time correlates of natural language processing and attention in both pediatric and adult populations.


The successful candidate will collect data, curate and organize datasets, create and execute pipelines for processing neuroimaging and behavioral data, as well as assist with analyzing the results of image processing pipelines using advanced statistical techniques. They will be expected to aid other lab members in processing and analyzing neuroimaging data and writing papers.

BSc or MSc in engineering, computer science, computer systems engineering, physics, mathematics, cognitive neuroscience or related disciplines
Strong analytical, quantitative, and programming skills (e.g. Matlab/Python)
Strong motivation to learn new research methods
Proven ability to work independently
Excellent skills in written and spoken English

Expertise in statistical methods and analysis of neuroimaging data
Experience in designing and conducting experiments in cognitive neuroscience 
Experience with clinical research


  • Interactions with an interdisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and clinicians
  • Interactions with a wide network of national and international collaborators
  • Attending and networking at national conferences
  • Develop and lead independent research projects

An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

  • A complete curriculum vitae
  • An example of programming skills
  • A statement of interest – summarizing past/current work and future goals (<1 page)
  • Three letters of reference or contact details for follow-up



Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. The initial term is for two years. Salary will be determined based on the experience of the candidate and the University guidelines for Staff Associate. Please send application package to, with “Staff Associate” in the subject line.

Diversity is one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s core values and is essential to achieving excellence in patient care, research, and education. We welcome applications from candidates who share our commitment to fostering a culture of fairness, equity, and belonging. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

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