The USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute and Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (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. LONIâs unique multidisciplinary environment and cutting edge resources allow for integration of clinical, psychological and genotypic information with euroimaging phenotypes for research questions in neurology, psychiatry and developmental neurobiology.
A post-doctoral fellow position in advanced MRI neuroimaging research is available at the Laboratory of FMRI Technology (LOFT WWW.LOFT-LAB.ORG) at the Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute of USC (HTTP://WWW.INI.USC.EDU). The postdoc fellow will be responsible for analyzing MRI data from large public databases, development, evaluation and application of mathematical algorithms and implementation of these algorithms and workflow into an advanced software toolbox. The focus of the research will be on development and evaluation of complexity analysis of fMRI data as a novel biomarker for Alzheimerâs Disease.Â
Through the Laboratory of FMRI Technology (LOFT) and Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI) at the Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute at USC, the postdoctoral fellow will have access to the ideal environment for neuroimaging research. The LONI image data archive (IDA) is one of the largest brain image collections that hosts various imaging repositories such as ADNI. The high-performance computing (HPC) cluster at LONI contains 4,096 processor cores and 38,912 gigabytes of memory for Big Data brain image analysis and cloud computing.Â
The ideal candidate should have Â â¢Â Â Â A PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, or related fields. â¢Â Â Â A strong background in software development and programming.Â â¢Â Â Â Programming skills in Python, C++, or Matlab and knowledge of MRI data analysis software such as FSL, SPM or Freesurfer also an advantage.Â â¢Â Â Â Prior research experience (publications) in medical imaging is encouraged and a definite plus.
Minimum education: PhD or equivalent doctorate within previous three yearsMinimum experience: 0-1 yearMinimum field of expertise: Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.Minimum experience: Analysis, assessment/evaluation, communication-written and oral skills, organization, planning, problem identification and resolution, project management, research
Internal Number: REQ20089350
About University of Southern California (USC)
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.