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Title: Research Associate (scientific programming) Position in Neuroimage AnalysisPosted: June 22, 2016
Company/Institution: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Location: Dallas, TX USA
Department: Radiology and Biomedical Engineering

Description: Applications are invited for a research associate / scientific programming position in the ANSIR lab ( http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/labs/ansir/ ), University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX USA in the area of algorithms and software development for the quantitative analysis of our large growing database of neuroimaging data including Alzheimer’s, TBI, diabetes and non-human primate animals to discover new biomarkers of disease, brain injury and drug addictions. This is a fully funded 2-year position with potential for on-going renewal. Visa assistance is available for international applicants. Excellent opportunity to launch your career: hone skills in programming and leadership, while receiving close mentorship from multiple professors and clinicians. Become part of a vibrant national and international research community with on-going collaborations with UPenn, UCLA, Children's National in Washington DC, Univ. of Washington, Wake Forest Univ., Phillips and Siemens Research, as well as a large local neuroscience community at UTSW's O’Donnell Brain Institute, and UTD's Centers for Brain Health, Brain Performance, and Vital Longevity. Access to research-dedicated high performance compute clusters with the latest IDEs, large multi-core and GPU nodes. The candidate will benefit from mentorship from a diverse group including computer scientists, systems engineers, neuroradiologists, physicists, biostatisticians, and exposure to the group’s cutting edge work on medical image analysis. Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a strong background in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Electrical Engineering, or related major, preferably with an emphasis on image processing and analysis. A Bachelor’s degree with 4 years of experience or a Master’s degree is required, while a PhD is preferred. Experience in one or more of the primary neuroimaging software pipelines (SPM, FSL, AFNI, or FreeSurfer), and familiarity with advanced MRI, MEG or EEG is highly desirable. Researchers with an interest in machine learning are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong programming skills with at least 2 years of experience in Linux, Python, and another major language, preferably Matlab. Expertise in C/C++ (ITK library is a huge plus), machine learning Python libraries (sklearn, theano, PyMVPA) are beneficial), as is experience in Linux shell scripting, DICOM and GIT version control. The candidate will help automate pipelines running on our high performance compute cluster, and will be able to exercise your strengths in distributed computing, OpenMP/MPI.

Application Instructions: For consideration, please submit your application preferably as one single PDF-document including cover letter, resume with reference list, a concise description of career goals, and academic transcripts to both: Prof. Albert Montillo (Albert.Montillo@UTSouthwestern.edu) and Ben Wagner (Ben.Wagner@UTSouthwestern.edu) with the subject line "ResAssoc/SciProg: (your name)". Send to both for fastest processing. Applications will be reviewed immediately until the position is filled. UT Southwestern is an Equal Opportunity Employer.