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Research Assistant

Taub Inst Res Alzheimers Disease Aging Brain

Research Assistant

  • 515744
  • Medical Center
  • Taub Inst Res Alzheimers Disease Aging Brain
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Jul 2 2021
  • Technical Grade 5
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union --
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35.00
  • Salary Range: $53,517.12

Position Summary

This job posting is for a fulltime Research Assistant in the Brickman Lab at the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain.


Primary responsibilities will include structural neuroimaging data analysis for ongoing studies involving cognition and dementia. To this end, the successful candidate will implement existing neuroimaging analysis protocols, refine existing neuroimaging software, manage data transfer and databasing, and work with the principal investigator and other team members in the integration of neuroimaging and behavioral data. The research assistant will be the ‘point person’ for multiple projects. S/he will help establish, track, oversee, and monitor neuroimaging acquisition protocols, data transfer, and data accounting, and be accountable for imaging analysis deadlines. As workload permits, there are opportunities for involvement in scholarly activities such as participation in seminars, case conferences, and manuscript preparation/co-authorship.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor's degree and at least 1.5 years of related experience, or equivalent in education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior knowledge of or interest in aging and dementia would be useful. Specific knowledge/experience in the analysis of white matter hyperintensities, diffusion tensor imaging metrics, and regional volumetry/cortical thickness is helpful, but not strictly required.

Other Requirements

The successful applicant must have familiarity with the use of Linux and MATLAB and/or Python and have a background in psychology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science, math, physics, or related field.  Applicants must have a background in neuroimaging, including experience with neuroimaging software (such as SPM, FSL, MRico, or FreeSurfer).

Must be able to prioritize assignments and work independently, but also collaborate effectively with the team. The ability to exercise sound judgement and discretion, maintain a high level of confidentiality, and meet internal and external deadlines is essential. Must be highly organized, enthusiastic, and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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