Research Assistant

Job description

The Department of Neurology is looking for an individual with computer programming / software design skills to assist with the execution of research relating to developing Neuroimaging biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease. The primary imaging modality will be magnetic resonance images. Th environment is a computer lab with several Mac OS workstations. The job has several interesting aspects, which include the following: 1) Performing structural analysis of Magnetic resonance Images of the brain 2) developing software for novel types of analysis 3) Maintain and update existing algorithms for Fractal Analysis. 4) Assist with preparing figures for publication and manuscript generation. As the lab is new and small, the applicant will need to have the ability to work both independently and cooperatively with the PI.

Job Title
Research Assistant

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Work Location
Research Building 3

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Required Related Experience

1 yr

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Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods, walking between buildings, carrying objects, occasional lifting of objects up to 50lb.


8:00am - 5:00pm


XCode, MatLAB, Unix, Excel

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field preferred. Research experience is preferred, but not required.

Deadline to Apply

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  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter





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Posted: 7/20/2018
Application Due: 8/3/2018
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