The Developmental Cognition and Neuroimaging Lab, under the direction of Dr. Damien Fair, is seeking a research scientist. Candidates with experience in the fields of neuroimaging, bioinformatics, and software development are highly encouraged to apply. The research scientist will have the opportunity to work with a host of talented individuals and draw on new resources from the University of Minnesota’s new Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MiDB). S/he will be able to draw on world class neuroimaging facilities and training at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR).
Duties will emphasize the analysis and write up of existing data for publication, conceptualization of the data in hand, and planning for future data collection. There will also be some duties that entail supervision of project staff and data collection, but these will be flexible. Learning and training opportunities will be developed commensurate with the interests and skills of the candidate.
A successful applicant must be able to work well independently, also in a team, and to communicate clearly in a collaborative environment with a diverse range of experiences and disciplines. She/he must also have familiarity with different tools to process and analyze large datasets of structural and functional neuroimaging data, as well as a documented history of software development and support.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: - Assist with grant preparation and reporting - Prepare and submit papers on research with excellent writing skills - Design and manage research experiments - Evaluate research findings and report results - Supervision of project staff and data collection - Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research
Required Qualifications: - Advanced degree with 1 or more years of research training - Experience with functional and/or structural brain imaging (i.e. MRI imaging) - Ability to contribute to writing scientific papers and grant proposals - Programming experience in various languages and software (e.g., Matlab, Linux, C/C++, python) - Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a variety of diverse staff, coworkers, investigators - Ability to manage their own projects - Effectiveness in organizing tasks and setting priorities, and the ability to be adaptable, creative, and a quick learner
Preferred Qualifications: - PhD in neuroscience, psychology, or related field
Internal Number: 337971
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