The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center is seeking a full-time neuroimaging analyst to work with research faculty and imaging scientists to develop and implement imaging pipelines and analytical protocols for a large NIH-funded research portfolio. The analyst will be responsible for independently analyzing complex, multi-subject, multi-level neuroimaging datasets and training others in neuroimaging analysis. The position provides an excellent opportunity to enhance clinical research skills working with an interdisciplinary team of more than 60 faculty, staff, and trainees while gaining professional development skills, including co-authoring conference abstracts and peer-review publications.
POSITION SUMMARY: Full Time, Exempt-Remote/Hybrid with 2 days in office and 3 days remote.
The Department of Neurology has doubled in size over the last five years and continues to grow and expand, adding both clinical providers and administrative team members to support this growth. The department is looking for forward-thinking team members who are looking to learn, grow, and expand their skill sets. The ideal applicant will be flexible and adaptable, will offer solution-oriented suggestions, and will serve as a critical thinker, with a focus on quality and accuracy.
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Under minimal supervision, exercise discretion and independent judgment to develop and implement neuroimaging analysis protocols for specific research studies involving older adults with and without cognitive impairment, including mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease
Conduct appropriate analyses for complex, multi-subject, multi-level MRI studies
Provide reports on analyses to principal investigator and co-investigators and assist with identifying and troubleshooting methodological or analytical problems
Develop reports of results, graphs, charts, and tables of research findings
Assist principal investigator and co-investigators in preparation of grant proposals
Assist with manuscript, scientific abstract, and professional presentation development (with the opportunity to participate as a co-author)
Support training of post-docs and students in all aspects of neuroimaging analysis, including providing guidance and support on analytical activities as needed
Requires familiarity with imaging software programs and operating systems
Requires programming skills in MATLAB, Python, or Unix/Linux and scientific computing skills are highly desired
Skills in structural morphometric analysis, multivariate analysis, biostatistical analysis approaches to the research data, in addition to other analytical approaches (which are continually being developed/updated) are preferred
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