Data Analyst (MRI Research)
Translational Emotion Neuroscience and Development Lab
San Diego State University
Drs. Jillian Lee Wiggins (San Diego State University) and Lea Dougherty (University of Maryland College Park) and the Translational Emotion Neuroscience and Development Lab (https://tendlab.sdsu.edu/) in the Department of Psychology at San Diego State University (SDSU) in San Diego, CA is seeking to hire a full-time data analyst for an NIMH-funded research project examining neural mechanisms of mental disorders across childhood and adolescence, using functional and structural MRI methods.
The data analyst will be involved in the analysis of neuroimaging data (especially functional MRI) using standard group analysis, in addition to advanced methods including machine learning, graph theory/network analysis, and neural networks. The successful candidate will also assist with adapting fMRI paradigms and may periodically perform MRI operator duties (training in this will be provided). The data analyst will be expected to be a co-author in multiple research publications.
The ideal applicant will have a Master’s degree in Engineering/Computer Science (or related field) and experience with MRI data acquisition and analysis (AFNI, SPM, FSL, Freesurfer, etc.). Computer programming experience is necessary (Python, Matlab, R, etc.), including familiarity with Linux environments. Knowledge of statistical methods is highly desirable. Strong organization and problem-solving skills are essential, as is the ability to work independently.
Salary will be competitive, commensurate with experience, and include health benefits. The position is currently remote (teleworking) but will transition to in-person as COVID-19 restriction abate.
Interested individuals should email a cover letter, CV, and names and contact and contact information of 3 references to Jillian Lee Wiggins (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lea Dougherty (email@example.com). Please include all documents in a single pdf file and include your last name in the file (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”). Application review will begin immediately.
SDSU is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.