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Research Imaging Analyst

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Imaging Analyst
Department Psychology (0423)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Brain Imaging, Behavior and Aging Lab in the Department of Psychology conducts research studies using neuroimaging techniques to understand the effects of aging and Alzheimer’s disease on the brain and cognition.

The neuroimaging methods include structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diffusion tensor imaging, MR perfusion, and positron emission tomography (PET).

The successful candidate will be responsible for performing analyses of neuroimaging data sets, providing support and coordination for analyses performed by other lab researchers, and assisting with scan acquisition.

Duties include the evaluation and implementation of new and existing image analysis software using Matlab.

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Perform analyses of anatomical imaging with MR morphometry, functional MRI and other types of MRI acquisition methods in human and nonhuman animal subjects.
  • Assist in developing new image processing and analysis programs using Matlab and other programming routines or languages for specific applications as required.
  • Assist in evaluating and applying image processing and analysis software programs for neuroimaging data sets.
  • Provide assistance to researchers, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in running image analysis programs and in programming applications.
  • Provide documentation and support for researchers using developed image processing software.
  • Assist in maintaining and supervising the use of computer workstations and system administration of computer networks for the lab.
  • Maintain laboratory website.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment OR four years of related research experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree appropriate in a field appropriate to the area of assignment.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), SPSS or other statistical packages and databases
  • Knowledge of Matlab or other programming routines and languages
  • Experience with neuroimaging methods and analyzing MRI data, including Freesurfer, SPM, FSL or other image analysis software
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of advanced statistics and research methodology
  • Knowledge of neuroanatomy
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $28,000 - $32,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A21376
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Cortney Jessup

Open Date 01/04/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/16/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement
Quick Link for Internal Postings

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment OR four years of related research experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents