A temporary one-year part-time Research Assistant (RA) position is available at the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) in Columbia University Medical Center. It will be suitable for an incumbent who seeks for paid research experience before applying to graduate or medical schools.
Gathering, processing and analyzing large quantities of brain MRI scans in rigorous and creative manners.
Gather MRI scans of multiple modalities.
Process MRI scans using both image processing methods as well as deep learning approaches.
Assess processed scans using both visual inspection and statistical analysis.
Attend project meetings.
Summarize project results and prepare materials for academic paper writing.
Prepare progress reports for the PI and funding agency.
Bachelor's degree and at least one and one-half years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience. Knowledge of various related laboratory procedures and techniques required.
Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field and at least two years of related experience or equivalent in education and training preferred.
Techniques are heavily utilized throughout the process, knowledge and hands-on practice in both MRI data processing and deep learning will be considered as core competency for this position.
Prior experience with or contribution to open-source software projects, particularly in the scientific software domain.
Familiarity with MRI data formats and experience with dealing with MRI data.
Prior experience with large-scale neurological diseases data analysis.
Work in large and/or distributed teams during prior projects. Collaborative or interdisciplinary activities are especially valued.
Flexibility and adaptability, often demonstrated by prior work or training across disparate disciplines.
Programming skills, with evidence of prior experience in brain MRI related machine learning and especially deep learning projects. Prior knowledge of Python (PyTorch or Tensorflow), MATLAB and R are highly preferred.
Understand the biological meaning of structural and functional change in brain MRI of different diseases as well as normal aging.
Fluent communication skills on technical topics.
Organizational and collaborative skills, particularly the ability to work in an environment with colleagues who are highly diverse in technical background, level of training, and interaction styles.
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