Saturday, October 3, 2009

Research Technician in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The Rochester Center for Brain Imaging (University of Rochester, Rochester, NY) is seeking a research technician to perform data collection, preprocessing, and analysis of functional, structural, and diffusion tensor MRI data, and development of software tools for same.
Applicants must have previous experience with MR data analyses or a strong background in Digital Image Processing (hold a BS/MS in Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or related areas). Responsibilities include: implementing custom software solutions for neuroscience research studies and conducting individual projects aimed at the development of improved computational methods for functional and morphological neuroimaging. The successful candidate will be well versed in scientific computation on Unix or Mac workstations and possess good skills in Matlab and C programming. Additional knowledge in physics, statistics or psychology, and/or experience in the processing and analysis of MR images (including packages such as AFNI, FSL, FreeSurfer or SPM) would be an asset.
The research focus of the Center is human brain functions, however the center also coordinates basic and clinical research on other topics, including pulse sequence programming and MRI coil development. The successful candidate will be based in the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging (, a state-of-the-art facility equipped with a Siemens Trio 3T MR system and high-performance computing resources, with a full-time staff of cognitive neuroscientists, computer scientists, engineers, and physicists. Opportunities exist to collaborate with faculty in the departments of Brain & Cognitive Science, Center for Visual Science, Imaging Sciences/Radiology, Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science, among others.
Salary commensurable with experience. Start date flexible but a minimum of two year commitment required. If interested, please send a CV and short statement of your interest, as well as the name and address of three references to Dr. D. Bavelier,

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