Kennedy Krieger Institute

  • RESEARCH ASSISTANT - CENTER FOR NEURODEVELOPMENTAL AND IMAGING RESEARCH

    Vacancy ID
    5022
    Pos. Category
    Research
    Job Location : Street
    716 N. Broadway
    # of Hours
    40.00
    Job Locations
    US-MD-Baltimore
    Pos. Type
    Regular Full Time
  • Overview

    the Research Assistant II collaborates with the Principal Investigator (PI) and research collaborators in reaching research goals in the Center for Neurodevelopmental and Imaging Research (CNIR). The Research Assistant II role will assist and support the acquisition, manipulation, and analysis of data, as well as the reporting results. In particular, our work includes: 1) support the preprocessing of large fMRI dataset in developing population, 2) maintain databases and imaging processing pipeline 3) test and develop new features (e.g., denoising, segmentation, etc.). 4) implement quality assurance protocols for imaging datasets. This position makes informed recommendations regarding research design and conceptualization. Additionally, the Research Assistant II will have the opportunity to present at scientific conferences as well as contribute to and lead author manuscripts.

    Responsibilities

    1. Implement, execute, and maintain fMRI imaging analysis pipelines.
    2. Explore novel software packages and problem-solving for issues with current and planned software packages.
    3. Develop graphs, reports, and presentations of project results.
    4. Mentor junior research staff in data analysis theory and implementation.
    5. Perform basic statistical analyses for projects and reports.
    6. Maintain research databases to keep track of data archiving and analysis. May develop or modify programming of research databases/applications.
    7. Make recommendations on research design and conceptualization; demonstrates ability to improve research protocols, methods, and techniques used in research and data analysis.
    8. Work as part of a research team to carry out and analyze anatomical and diffusion tensor MRI data.
    9. Oversee the work of undergraduate students involved in MRI data coding and analysis.
    10. Attend weekly research meetings involving, but not limited to: grant preparation, manuscript preparation, quality control issues, and protocol development or revision.
    11. Enhance professional growth and development through case conferences, educational programs, in-service meetings, workshops, conferences, and seminars.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field (e.g., biology, neuroscience, psychology, biomedical engineering, mathematics, computer science, or physics) required.
    • Master’s degree in a science-related field (e.g., biology, neuroscience, psychology, biomedical engineering, mathematics, computer science, or physics) preferred.

     

    EXPERIENCE:

    • Must have at least two (2) years of experience working in a research laboratory.
    • Programming experience in one or more languages (e.g., Python, Matlab, R, or similar platforms) is required.
    • Prior neuroimaging experience with more imaging and/or simulation modalities (e.g., DTI, EEG, MEG, TMS etc.) is a plus, but not required.

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