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The mission of the Johnson Veterinary Neuroimaging Lab is to investigate the brain and spinal cord of companion animals to help improve our understanding of neuroanatomy, physiology and neuropathology.
The research project lead and analyst works directly under the principal investigator and requires a highly organized, task-oriented person.
Neuroimaging research project planning
Data handling, storage and organization
Record keeping and keeping a lab work book up to date.
Coordinate multiple projects and maintain deadlines for grant and abstract submissions.
Develop pipelines for new species and sequences
Work with multiple software types for analysis of multiple data types, including Matlab, FSL and Freesurfer
Explore new analysis techniques and apply them to our data
Keeping up to date with the most recent literature in our field
Presenting projects and national and international conferences
Employees are expected to meet all of the Cornell University Staff Skills for Success, which are essential for individual and organizational success. Employees may be required to work outside of normal business hours, including occasional holidays, evenings, and weekends.
This is a one-year term position; reappointment will be contingent upon funding and performance.
Bachelor's degree in biology, neurobiology, or a related field
Two to three years of experience in a neuroimaging lab or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Proficient with neuroimaging software including Matlab, FSL and freesurfer
A basic knowledge of coding
Proficient with computer software including Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Adobe
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail while multitasking
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to identify and troubleshoot problems
Ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines; successful management of simultaneous projects
Works well both individually and within a team environment
Postgraduate degree in neuroimaging
Familiarity with animal neuroscience
Familiarity with a wide variety of neuroimaging software applications and processing techniques
Familiarity coding and developing pipelines
Experience with project coordination or management
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