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The USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute and Laboratory of NeuroImaging (INI, www.ini.usc.edu) are world leaders in the development of advanced computational and scientific approaches for the comprehensive mapping of brain structure and function. INIâs unique multidisciplinary environment and cutting-edge resources allow for integration of clinical, psychological and genotypic information with neuroimaging phenotypes for research questions in neurology, psychiatry and developmental neurobiology.
USCâs Imaging Genetics Center in the Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute is seeking outstanding applicants for a full-time position as a Research Instructor of Neuropsychology and Applied Neuroimaging and Informatics. The Instructor will be chiefly responsible for leading large- scale multi-site studies using neuroimaging, clinical, and behavioral data collected from cohorts across the globe.
Specific Responsibilities include:
Ability to lead multisite neuroimaging projects that incorporate clinical and neuropsychological data
Leading harmonization efforts for clinical and neuropsychological data collected at various cohorts worldwide
Application of machine learning to neuroimaging and neuropsychological data
Providing mentorship to graduate students and post docs in the design and development of independent research projects that incorporate imaging and/or bio-behavioral data
Applicants should be skilled in the following areas:
Strong skills in the theory, application/research design, and interpretation of neuropsychological assessment in clinical and non-clinical settings, with an emphasis on the neuropsychology of aging and neurodegenerative disease, as well as the neuropsychology of psychiatric conditions such as PTSD and major depression.
Strong skills in research methods, particularly with regard to design and data harmonization of âbig dataâ collected from numerous cohorts worldwide
Strong skills in the application and interpretation of structural MRI and diffusion MRI to understand behavioral sequelae in clinical and non-clinical samples
Strong background in biology and evidence-based methods to guide hypothesis generation in research projects
Knowledge of artificial intelligence methods to apply to neuroimaging and psychological data
Ability to Â generate Â independent Â research Â ideas Â and Â carry Â them Â through Â fruition Â (i.e., publication) Strong skills in science writing
PhD in Neuropsychology or Psychology
Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals(>5 first author publications not including conference papers)
At least two years of post-graduate experience working with, and leading, projects in big data
Familiarity with various statistical platforms;proficiency in R or SPSS in preferred
History of NIH funding
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.Â Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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