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Project Technician, Grade 18, Job Listing #406157

December 31, 2013 - January 15, 2014
Location:New York, NY
Salary Range:$50,775.00 Plus $3,026.00 Location Pay
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:Full Benefits According to Percentage of Full-time
Employment Type:Full Time
Division/Department:PI- Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology
Description:Our laboratory, in the Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology Division, consists of a group of psychiatrists, biomedical engineers, physicists and statisticians, dedicated to uncovering the biology of mental illness, and biomarkers of diagnosis and treatment using neuroimaging. We currently have an open position for a Project Technician. This position involves the analysis of Positron Emission Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (structural, functional, diffusion tensor, etc.) brain imaging in order to determine biological relationships to disorders of mood, cognition and decision-making.

Duties:Utilize current Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) acquisition and analyses techniques to study the neurobiology and neurophysiology of brain disorders. This includes writing scripts to implement data processing/analyses procedures using existing off the shelf software packets like FSL, Freesurfer, Ants, MRIcron, SPM and SPSS; maintain the current database for quality control, tracking of data processes, retrieval, use, and sharing of medical data and results; This also includes occasional update as per required by new versions of software packets and new packets. Work with investigators, research coordinators, and IT personnel to maintain Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliant work environment; and to perform statistical analyses and prepare tables and figures for manuscripts and presentations.
Qualifications: (Minimum)

Education: Masters degree in biology/neuroscience and relevant training and experience working with medical images and data. As the candidate will be involved in many of the studies performed in our lab, the abilities to multitask, work independently, and communicate effectively are a must.

Alternate fields of study acceptable: Neuroscience or Biomedical Engineering

Experience: At least three years’ experience working with medical images and data, and in related data management, image processing and analyses using tools like SPM (Statistical Parametric Mapping), FSL (a comprehensive library of analysis tools for fMRI, MRI and DTI brain imaging data), ANTs (software that eliminates the need to rewrite legacy applications), Freesurfer [aAn open source software suite for processing and analyzing (human) brain MRI images], MRIcon (medical image processing software), and SPSS (a statistics software package) will be required.

Skills: Knowledge of the fundamentals of MRI and PET, neuroanatomy, and medical imaging. 2+ years with MatLab(a numerical computing environment and fourth-generation programming language). An advantage would be knowledge of some other programming languages to facilitate use of these off-the-shelf image analysis packets for analyzing brain biology and examples include PYTHON (a widely used general-purpose, high-level programming language) and BASH(a Unix shell).

The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent benefits package, AA/EEO Employer.

Applications will only be accepted through website at: http://corporate.rfmh.org then click on Employment Opportunities. Applications will be accepted only during the posting dates as listed at the top of the job announcement.


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