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Reference Number 40-31956 Posted Job Title NEUROIMAGING DATA ANALYST JUNIOR School Name Perelman School of Medicine Org NE-Neurology Posted to the Web 05/20/2019 Posted Job/Salary Grade 025 Employment Type Non-Exempt Hours 40.00 Position Type Full Time Position Schedule 8AM-5PM Months 12 Position Length Contingent Upon Funding Position End Date University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.


Primary responsibility will include processing, analyzing and archiving neuroimaging datasets and facilitating integration of neuroimaging and clinical data repositories using the Integrated Neurodegenerative Disease Database (INDD) and cloud-based commercial platform FlyWheel. Neuroimaging datasets will include Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) series. This individual will oversee the recording, reporting, and quality control assurance of data collection and processing of medical imaging data acquired locally. Secondary responsibility will be to manage, receive, send, review, organize, process, and harmonize secondary data acquired via external collaborations and/or from publicly available data repositories, such as the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. A third responsibility will be to execute a standardized analysis pipeline and perform basic statistical and bioinformatics analyses of imaging data to support the research of senior Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC) and Frontotemporal Degeneration Center (FTDC) staff and faculty. The fourth responsibility is assistance with implementation of new processing pipelines for image analysis.


0-1 year experience in a computational (e.g., Computer Science, Bioinformatics) or biological (e.g., Biology, Neuroscience, Genomics) field or equivalent experience. Experience with neuroimaging software (ANTs, FreeSurfer, SPM), programming/scripting (PERL, Python), open-source software development (Github), and working statistical knowledge (R, STATA, SPSS). Previous experience of processing PET and/or MRI data is strongly preferred. Familiarity with neurodegenerative disease and/or psychiatric disorders is a plus.

Must possess good organizational and time management skills, good written and verbal communications skills; ability to work independently and with others; be able to multi-task. Willingness to learn and keep current with technology and the rules and regulations involving clinical research a must.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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  4. * Do you have in interest in neuroscience or medicine?
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  5. * Do you have experience analyzing neuroimaging data such as MRI, PET, or EEG?
    • Yes
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  6. * Do you have experience with basic statistical analyses?
    • Yes
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  7. * Do you have experience with database management?
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  8. * Do you have experience with computer programming or scripting?
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Posted: 5/21/2019
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