Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This is a position working across both the University Imaging Centers (https://med.umn.edu/uic) and the Heilbronner Lab in the Department of Neuroscience (http://heilbronnerlab.umn.edu/). The main responsibilities will be working with Drs. Thomas Pengo (U of M Informatics Institute) and Dr. Sarah Heilbronner to process large, TB-sized images generated by advanced microscopy. A successful candidate will learn how to leverage powerful computational resources to map and quantify neuronal activity in the brain of small animals. While no algorithm development is expected, familiarity with a coding environment such as Python (or another popular programming language) will be required. There will also be some general laboratory duties, including helping to administer Core services. Because the successful candidate will be responsible for these procedures across multiple collaborating laboratories, someone highly organized and able to work effectively with teams will perform well.
70% Image processing and analysis using established procedures, using Python, Imaris, ImageJ, IMOD and other relevant software.
15% Laboratory administration: Administrative assistance for Core services; cross-lab communication; monitor laboratory supplies; general upkeep; updating IACUC and IBC protocols
15% Other wet lab duties such as microscopy and histology
Required Qualifications (must be mentioned on application/resume):
BS degree in science or engineering field or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years.
Candidate must be have experience with and be comforable with coding in any language, preferably Python.
Demonstrated experience in image processing and analysis
Prior work in a laboratory research setting
Internal Number: 339511
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