The Department of Radiology seeks an experienced Life Science Research Assistant (LSRA) who will be involved in defining research projects related to neuroimaging technology applied to neurosciences problems. The LSRA is expected to independently develop novel protocols and procedures, and interpret and analyze the results. This will require acquiring medical images, analyzing them using appropriate processing software (including ANTs and FreeSurfer) , working with the PI on the interpretation of the results, preparing manuscripts, and presentations summarizing the results of these experiments. The LSRA is responsible for maintaining detailed records of experiments and outcomes. Other responsibilities include assisting with preparation of grant and stipend applications, managing chemical inventory, safety records, animal care, biosafety protocols, IRB protocols and training new staff and students. The LSRA is expected to keep abreast of scientific literature and contribute new ideas and techniques to the lab.
The primary role of this position is to assist with patient and animal imaging experiments related to neuroimaging technology applied to neurosciences problems.
B.S. degree in related scientific field required, M.S degree desired Three years of relevant experience and comprehensive understanding of biological sciences principles. Proficiency with the following techniques required: understanding of medical imaging, including of MRI imaging, understanding of DICOM format, understanding of image processing, understanding of registration and segmentation. General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications. Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment. Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential. Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.
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