Emory

  • Scientist, Asc (AR) SOM

    Job Number
    29230
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Division
    School Of Medicine
    Department
    SOM: Neurology: Cog Neurobehav
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Job Category
    Laboratory
  • Description

    Emory University is looking for a Scientist, Asc (AR) for the School Of Medicine

     

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

    • The Associate Academic Research Scientist performs a wide range of highly technical and complex research duties and has documented scientific achievements and increasing technical, management, leadership, and professional expertise necessary to advance basic and/or translational research programs.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of research and experimental platforms for analyzing, design and interpreting results Investigates and recommends potential alternative approaches to improve the quality of results of basic and/or translational research.
    • Demonstrates increased responsibility through management of teams and leadership of scientific projects by applying advanced knowledge, skills, and input necessary for protocol development, as well as facilitating in some training aspects of other team members.
    • Aids in writing IACUC, IRB, Biosafety and other approval documents.
    • Oversees quality assurance of research conducted by other team members.
    • May assist in grant and other funding applications as necessary and appropriate, or with approval of the responsible faculty director, may have their own research projects and/or have full responsibilities for specific areas of instrumentation or methodology development and user support.
    • With the approval of the responsible faculty director, may be principal investigators on funded proposals.
    • Performs other responsibilities as required.

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • PhD or *MD and five years of professional level experience OR Master's degree and ten years of professional level experience in a technical or research lab.
    • Laboratory experience will be based on area of assignment.
    • Internship experience or experience prior to attaining the qualifying degree is not considered eligible work experience for this job classification.
    • NOTE: Applicants applying with a M.D. or equivalent degree must be eligible for a Georgia medical license to meet the minimum qualifications.

    Additional Details

    Associate Scientist in MRI neuroimage analysis to work with a team of physicians and neuroscientists on multiple projects related to Alzheimer’s Disease. The position provides excellent opportunities to work in an interdisciplinary environment and have close interactions with MR physicists and neuroscientists both at Emory and across multiple US institutions. Accesses to three dedicated research MR 3T Siemens Tim-Trio scanners and a powerful computer-cluster is provided part of this position. The program already includes/will include more than 1000 MRI collected from various projects and  activities within the Department with multimodal sequences including structural, ASL, BOLD, rsfMRI, DTI, and CVR.

     

    The qualifications of a successful candidate should include:

    • A PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, or other related neuroscientific fields.
    • Strong background in signal processing, image processing and quantitative analysis. Excellent proficiency with Matlab and/or C/C++ programming language.
    • Demonstrated independent research capabilities and good organizational and inter-personal skills.
    • Previous experiences with medical image processing including free-surfer, FSL and SPM are required.
    • Previous training as post-doc in an image analysis lab is highly desirable.

     

    The Associate Research Scientist is expected to work independently with supervision and training on performing unique image processing using existing tools and development of new methodologies. Potential research projects include but are not limited to:

     

    • (1) analyzing CO2-vasoreactivity images;
    • (2) analysis of resting state images and Flair-based White matter hyperintensities;
    • (3) quantification and analysis methods for arterial spin labeling, dynamic susceptibility contrast imaging and diffusion tensor imaging. 

     

    The candidate may assist in grant and other funding applications as necessary and appropriate, or may have their own research projects and/or have full responsibilities for specific areas of instrumentation or methodology development and user support and performs other responsibilities as required. The potential candidate possesses excellent technical, management, leadership, and professional expertise necessary to advance basic and/or translational research programs.

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