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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Applications are invited for an entry level research assistant position within the Departments of Neurology and Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis. Research focuses on the application of functional MRI methods to neurodegenerative disease. The applicant will make use of established analytic software packages to prepare acquired data for analysis by research staff. Imaging data consists of structural and functional MRI.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Analyse images from multiple modalities. Functions will include retrieving data from intranet repositories, organizing data for initial pre-processing, performing pre-processing and communicating results with researchers in the laboratory.
Use existing analytic software packages (e.g., Freesurfer and others) to prepare acquired data for analysis by the research staff of the laboratory.
Assist with manuscript and reporting as necessary.
Statistical computing of image analysis, neuoropsychological assessments, demographics and other data to assist the laboratory team.
Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.
Some college with knowledge of scripting language and/or coding exposure.
Bachelor’s degree or significant study in neurosciences, computer sciences, psychology, or other related fields.
Previous academic research experience and familiarity with neuroimaging is strongly preferred.
Strong facility with statistical analyses is a plus.�
Ability to develop and write new analytic software.
Competence in at least one programming language / environment (e.g., MATLAB, UNIX, R, Python, C [C++, C#]).
Experience with statistical computing (e.g., R, SPSS, SAS).
The hiring range for this position is $13.80 - $15.97 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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