Postdoctoral Scholar - Keator Laboratory

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University of California, Irvine

Postdoctoral Scholar - Keator Laboratory

Recruitment Period
Open August 19th, 2019 through Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Description

Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Position: Postdoctoral Scholar Series

Recruitment Period: Open until position filled

A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available in the Keator lab in the Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine campus. The lab is a multi-disciplinary environment focused in three principle domains: (1) Identifying brain-based biomarkers of dementia; (2) The development of advanced machine learning models for problems in neuroimaging and medicine; (3) Developing biomedical informatics tools and techniques for structured data exchange and reproducibility in neuroimaging. The scholar will participate in a newly funded project to develop human neuroimaging domain-specific controlled vocabularies developed through community engagement and to provide tools for their use within the BIDS, OpenNeuro, and BRAIN Initiative human neuroscience ecosystems. These developments will greatly improve the field's ability to search across datasets, reuse data, and replicate neuroscience findings. The scholar will gain valuable experience in using semantic web techniques in neuroimaging-based neuroscience research and perform scholarly work in an international collaborative environment focused on open science.
Requirements: The successful candidate will have a PhD with research experience relevant to our research interest and be an individual who can work independently within a collaborative team environment of researchers and students. Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in neuroinformatics research, as well as experience in neuroimaging and familiarity with modern neuroinformatics and Python coding techniques. Experience with Linked Data / Semantic Web techniques is a plus.

To apply: Please visit the UC Irvine RECRUIT website located at:

Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (including publications if any)
  3. Research Statement - a brief statement of research experience and interest
  4. Contact Information for 3-4 References

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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Job No:
Posted: 8/20/2019
Application Due: 10/19/2019
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