The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota is seeking a Neuroimaging Analyst to join our new Discovery Program initiative. The successful candidate will join a team that will use brain imaging and other methods to advance the understanding of and improve treatment in mental health conditions such as psychosis, depression, and addictions. The overall goal of the Discovery Program is to research and develop personalized care based on quantifiable characteristics of each patient. The Neuroimaging Analyst will develop, implement and oversee the neuroimaging work flows for the Discovery Program. These work flows will quantify imaging metrics that meaningfully contribute to the patient’s profile, contributing to personalized care for the individual.
The Neuroimaging Analyst will be involved in all aspects of neuroimage, including collection of MRI data, assembly of comparison MRI data, development of computer modeling, creation of processing workflows and development of statistical analysis and report generation that produces quantitative metrics from computational models of the brain. The results from these workflows for the individual Discover Program patients will then be compared to the distribution of the metrics across all data, yielding a patient brain imaging profile. The Neuroimaging Analyst will be part of the team that develops and applies complex algorithms which integrate these brain imaging metrics with other patient specific quantifiable measures to improve care.
Candidates interested in the position are encouraged to visit the University of Minnesota employment website for further details on the position and for instructions for applying for the position:
• BA/BS plus at least 4 years of experience or advanced degree plus 2 years of experience. Will also accept a combination of related education and work experience to equal 8 years. • Demonstrated/documented excellent analytical and statistical skills • Ability and willingness to work safely within the MR environment • Experience with scientific neuroimaging data processing using standard packages (HCP, FSL, AFNI, etc) • Proficiency in at least one programming language (Python, MATLAB, Java, C++, etc) • Proficiency with the Linux operating system • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and organizational skills • The ability to articulate technical processes verbally and in writing • Highly motivated to learn new technical skills • Able to lift and carry 25 pounds on a regular basis • Willing and able to work some evening and weekend hours to cover scans, as needed
Preferred Qualifications: • Master’s degree or higher in a science or engineering field or equivalent experience in MR neuroimaging data analysis • Experience working in a team environment with people with diverse expertise • Significant research experience and ability to work independently • Experience integrating neuroimaging data with demographic, diagnostic and other patient centric information
Internal Number: 327198
About University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry
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