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MRI Research Engineer

req # 124389 Location Las Vegas, Nevada Facilities CC Lou Ruvo Ctr For Brain Hlth Professional Area Research and Data Department 1436 CC Lou Ruvo Ctr - Clinic-Neurological Institute Jobcode T983LR Schedule Full Time Shift 8:00am-5:00pm

Job Details

The Department of Imaging Research at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is looking for a Research Engineer interested in multimodal MRI data processing focused on analysis of MRI data from Parkinson’s disease (PD). Performs work in structural and functional neuroimaging data analysis, including current research interests of the Institute in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Multiple Systems Atrophy, frontotemporal dementia, and multiple sclerosis.

Responsibilities:

  • Investigates new methodological approaches, and algorithm and software development for fMRI, MRI, DTI.
  • Develops new algorithms and software for MRI/fMRI/DTI data analysis.
  • Researches activities involving ICA, clustering, multivariate analysis, and other novel approaches to obtain activation patterns in the brain.
  • Develops test statistics for fMRI experimental designs.
  • Assisting the lab in data collection Rigorous Quality control of diffusion, functional, and/or perfusion MRI

  • Developing novel methods along with utilizing existing methods for analysis of dMRI, resting-state fMRI, and/or pCASL MRI

  • Developing a predictive algorithm utilizing multimodal MRI, genetics, CSF and serum proteins, and clinical features to predict dementia in PD.

  • Presenting the results as conference proceedings and peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research including research funding proposals

  • Work collaboratively with other researchers/clinicians at the Center

  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • A clear vision of how to grow and fund your research in the future.
  • Ability to supervise the work of others to focus team efforts and motivate individuals.
  • Experience in working with the multi-shell dMRI Interest/Experience in multimodal and multivariate statistical modelling.
  • Interest/Experience in developing predictive algorithms using deep learning or machine learning techniques.
  • Experience of effective working/ collaboration with a range of disciplines (including clinical and non-clinical academic colleagues).
  • Willingness to provide training on neuroimaging analysis methods to colleagues at all levels from postgraduate to senior academic.
  • The successful candidate will have full access to our 3T Siemens Skyra Scanner located in-house at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Education:

  • M.S. degree in mathematics, statistics, physics, biomedical or electrical engineering, or related field.
  • Coursework must include magnetic resonance physics, signal and image processing, fMRI, and time series analysis (ICA, clustering, and GLM).

Certifications:

  • None required.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
  • Have strong analytical skills, experience and interests in applied mathematics, statistics, MR physics, programming (C and Matlab), and signal and image processing.
  • Organizational, communication, written and verbal skills.

Work Experience:

  • fMRI knowledge and experience and interests in applied mathematics, statistics, MR physics, and signal and image processing.
  • Knowledge of MRI and related signal processing.
  • Experience with fMRI and time series analysis (ICA, clustering, GLM).
  • Mathematical and analytical skills.
  • Signal and image processing skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Manual Dexterity to operate office equipment.
  • Ability to lift and transport up to 15 lbs.
  • May require extended periods of standing, walking and sitting.
  • Good Visual acuity through normal or corrected vision.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment.

Keywords:

Research, MRI, multimodal, multivariate, statistical modelling, diffusion MRI, dMRI, functional MRI, fMRI, Arterial Spin Labelling MRI, pCASL MRI, deep learning, machine learning, data reduction, MatLab, Python, R, open source

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