Director of Neuroimaging Analytics (Neuropsychiatry)
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Director of Neuroimaging Analytics
The Lifespan Informatics and Neuroimaging Center (PennLINC, www.pennlinc.io) is part of the Department of Psychiatry, the Neurodevelopment & Psychosis Section, and the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI). Our goal is to delineate normal brain maturation and understand how abnormalities of development give rise to psychiatric symptoms. To do this, we leverage large-scale studies of advanced multi-modal MRI imaging as part of international collaborative studies. The new director of neuroinformatics will lead the multi-disciplinary image analytics team.Job Description
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. http://www.med.upenn.edu/Director of Neuroinformatics
Ted Satterthwaite and the Penn Lifespan Informatics and Neuroimaging Center (PennLINC) are seeking to recruit a Director of Neuroimaging Analytics. This job requires extensive experience with highly specialized neuroimaging tools, biomedical image analysis, machine learning, and high-dimensional statistics. The applicant will be expected to lead major multi-disciplinary efforts and consortia that leverage large-scale, multi-modal neuroimaging data resources to understand brain development and psychopathology.
Responsibilities will include: leading large-scale neuroimaging data science efforts; developing, benchmarking, applying, maintaining advanced machine learning tools and maintaining them with an international user base; writing first-author papers in top journals; assistance with grant preparation; supervising staff and trainees. This position will involve working as part of a highly-interdisciplinary research team that includes experts in diverse fields such as neuropsychiatry (Raquel E. Gur; director of LiBI and UPenn Neuropsychiatry), neuropsychology (Ruben Gur; director of BBL), network science (Danielle S. Bassett), multivariate pattern analysis (Christos Davatzikos), imaging statistics (Taki Shinohara), imaging genomics (Aaron Alexander-Bloch), reward neuroscience (Dan Wolf), and cognitive neuroscience (David Roalf). While it is essential that the applicant has deep experience in the field and truly remarkable technical skills, to work effectively in this highly collaborative environment, the applicant must also possess superior communication, language, and writing skills. Finally, given the substantial leadership component required, experience in leading large teams and complex projects is required. Qualifications
Bachelors Degree in computational neuroscience, bioengineering, or biostatistics and 7-10 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Masters Degree or Ph.D. preferred. Established expertise in machine learning, neuroimaging, and data science is essential. Extensive experience with diverse programming and analysis languages including Python, R, matlab, shell scripting (linux/shell), docker/singularity, and git is required. Fluency in using a wide range of specialized neuroimaging an analysis packages (AFNI, FSL, ANTs, Freesurfer) is strongly preferred.
Background check required. Position contingent on funding.
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Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaDepartment / School
Perelman School of MedicinePay Range
$90,860.00 - $142,844.66Affirmative 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.Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.University Benefits
- Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
- Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
- Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
- Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
- Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
- Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
- Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
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- Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
- Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
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