University of Colorado – School of Medicine
The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.DOPsych Diversity Equity Inclusion Information:The purpose of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is to hold the Department of Psychiatry’s faculty, staff, and trainees accountable for promoting a culture of inclusive excellence and respect. We are committed to continuous education, sustaining cultural humility, and action related to DEI topics including systematic review of policies and procedures to ensure they are in alignment with the DOPsych DEI mission and vision.Nature of WorkThe Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver – Anschutz Medical Campus has an immediate opening for a full-time Research Associate with significant neuroimaging experience to use advanced neuroimaging methods with clinical populations. The successful candidate will lead functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging data analysis efforts, under the supervision of Drs. Jason Tregellas and Kristina Legget. Additionally, the Research Associate will collaborate with other investigators affiliated with the on-campus Brain Imaging Center.Professional FieldPsychiatry, NeuroimagingExamples of Work Performed- Analyzing human neuroimaging data (functional/structural/other) across a variety of research studies (30-60%)- Developing and maintaining imaging processing pipelines (10-20%)- Implementing state-of-the-art analysis techniques (10-30%)- Assessing quality of MR data (15-25%)- Developing and maintaining imaging and behavioral research databases (5-10%)- Supervising staff and trainees (5-20%)- Assisting with grant preparation and manuscripts (2-15%)- Writing and maintaining detailed descriptions of analytical methods and pathways, sufficient for replication of analyses (2-5%)- Developing and maintaining an organizational system for analysis notes and logs (2-5%)- Managing and optimizing standard practices for data storage and back-ups (2-5%)- Developing new fMRI tasks using E-Prime and/or Presentation software (2-5%)- Trouble-shooting problems with existing E-Prime and/or Presentation paradigms (2-10%)- Developing pipelines to export behavioral data from E-Prime/Presentation paradigms for use in fMRI analyses (2-5%)- Teaching techniques, procedures and experimental design to students and colleagues (2-20%)Supervision ReceivedThe Research Associate reports to the Director, Brain Imaging Center, Jason Tregellas, PhD. Supervision ExercisedThe Research Associate will not supervise other employees.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Applicants must demonstrate superior organizational skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students.
- A demonstrated ability to organize and complete complex projects and to work under tight deadlines.
- A demonstrated ability to manage and respond to support customer needs and requests in a professional, timely manner.
- Attention to detail, organized
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, handle a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
- Ability to problem solve, troubleshoot and think critically
Minimum Qualifications Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.- The applicant must have completed a doctoral level degree in Physics, Biomedical or Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Psychology, or associated field.- Applicants must have expertise in functional MRI and structural imaging.- Human subjects research experience is required. - Applicants must have expertise in scripting languages (e.g., bash) and proficiency using these in fMRI analyses.- Expertise in using neuroimaging software (e.g., SPM, FSL, ANTs, AFNI) and statistical packages (e.g., R, jmp) is required.- Applicants must have experience with multiple operating systems (e.g., Mac, Windows, Linux). Preferred Qualifications- Post-doctoral training in a neuroimaging laboratory- Experience teaching neuroimaging methods to students/colleagues- Experience using E-Prime and/or Presentation software
Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Posting Date: Apr 7, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing