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Quantitative Analyst

Primary focus of the position is to analyze functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data as part of a multidisciplinary team of clinical investigators, and to write programs and/or scripts to aid in data analysis and maintenance. Located in West Orange, NJ office.

 

Responsibilities may include
  • Conduct image analysis and image processing, including functional MRI (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and quantitative analysis of MR imaging.
  • Recommend efficient algorithms, write code for specific applications, and automate research image analysis tasks as appropriate.
  • Learn, evaluate, and recommend new image-processing tools; implement them where necessary.
  • Create and maintain a library of programs with appropriate documentation.
  • Perform image-quality inspections both routinely and in conjunction with scanner upgrades or other equipment changes, and serve as a consultant in upgrade planning, purchasing, and installation of imaging-related equipment.
  • Assist scientists in writing grant/funding applications, scientific papers, progress reports, etc.
  • Provide and/or supervise individualized training for faculty, resident, and postdoctoral researchers, professional staff, and other trainees for data processing on all imaging-related research projects.
  • Assist in carrying out statistical modeling of neuroimaging data.
  • Work in collaboration with IT department to ensure that the most up-to-date software is installed.
  • Maintain and oversee shared informational resources (e.g., internal library of imaging-related audiovisual media).
  • Assist with submissions to the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  • Develop proficiency in performing neuroimaging data acquisition, and serve as a backup to the MR Technologist.
Qualifications
  • Two to five years of experience in biomedical image analysis.
  • Experience working in a high-demand academic/research environment.
  • Master’s degree (and/or other advanced degree(s)) in computer science, biomedical engineering, or statistics, with specialization in brain MR analysis, or the equivalent.
  • Extensive knowledge of structural and functional MRI analysis.
  • Proficiency in Linux operating system.
  • Experience with Windows/Macintosh.
  • Strong programming skills with experience in at least one programing language (e.g., MATLAB).
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work under the pressure of project deadlines.
  • Familiarity with brain anatomy.
  • Knowledge of data contents of different image media.
  • Experience with shell programming and scripting.
  • Knowledge of image analysis suites such as FSL, AFNI, SPM.
  • Knowledge of online neuroimaging databases and resources.
Preferred qualifications
  • Knowledge of MATLAB.
To apply

Forward your résumé (MS Word or PDF) and salary requirements to career@KesslerFoundation.org. Please indicate the position(s) for which you are applying in the subject line.