Director of Functional Neuroimaging

Updated: about 3 hours ago
Location: Bronx, NEW YORK

The person will:

  • Oversee fMRI data acquisition and quality control
  • Implement and maintain protocols for data management, processing, and analysis
  • Perform sophisticated fMRI analyses using both locally acquired and publicly available datasets
  • Describe and disseminate findings through high-impact publications and conference presentations
  • Assist PI in pursuing funding opportunities from foundation and federal grant agencies
  • Advise fellow researchers on all aspects of high-quality fMRI research
  • The individual will work with researchers throughout PRIME to develop and maintain high-quality fMRI protocols. This position reports directly to the Director of PRIME.



Education and Experience

 

  • Masters degree in Neuroscience 
  • At least three years experience in high-resolution human fMRI acquisition and analysis
  • A track-record of successful external funding, e.g. NIH awards
  • Experience working with large public datasets, e.g. Human Connectome Project (HCP)

 

Skills and Competencies

 

  • Programming/scripting in MATLAB, Python, R, and Unix shells
  • High performance computing for simultaneous analysis of multiple subjects/datasets in parallel
  • Data processing via standard platforms such as FSL, SPM, and FreeSurfer
  • Cortical surface mapping and analysis; familiarity with CIFTI/HCP pipelines strongly preferred
  • High-resolution techniques to accurately resolve signals from small subcortical structures


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The Psychiatry Research Institute at Montefiore Einstein (PRIME) is seeking a Director of Functional Neuroimaging to oversee functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) research. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in high-resolution fMRI acquisition and high-fidelity analysis techniques, broad familiarity with complementary in vivo imaging methods (e.g. diffusion MRI), expertise in scientific computing and “big data” management, and extensive experience with human subjects research in both clinical and basic science contexts. They will lead data collection, analysis, and publication efforts for several specific projects while also providing guidance on protocol setup, processing pipelines, and statistical approaches for fMRI studies throughout PRIME. Candidates should be highly collegial, independent, and motivated.


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