RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER 1

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Engineering
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Posted on May 22, 2020
Req #: 176167
Department: RADIOLOGY
Posting Date: 02/12/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

Please note that this position has been reposted. If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for four consecutive years.

The UW Department of Radiology is internationally recognized as dynamic, progressive, with high impact on the present and future of the field of Diagnostic Imaging. As a ³Top Ten² Radiology Department in a US News and World Report ³Top Ten Hospital², the academic Radiology enterprise complements the clinical, teaching and research activities of one of the nation's leading Medical Schools. The broad strength of the University of Washington is reflected in its recurring rank among the top two recipients of federal research grants.

The Department of Radiology currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER 1.

The Research Scientist/Engineer 1 contributes to the growth and success of the Department of Radiology by executing the mission and vision.

This position will perform basic research duties to support ongoing projects in the Integrated Brain Imaging Center (IBIC) related to aging and neurodegenerative disease.  This includes utilizing neuroimaging, neuropsychology, and/or neuroscience techniques and procedures to collect and evaluate data for the lab.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Schedule, coordinate, and administer scanning and testing of human subjects – this includes training subjects on cognitive tasks.
  • Prepare consent forms and progress reports for review as well as human subjects applications.
  • Administer psychological/neuropsychological or other test batteries;
  • Perform image transfer processing, data quality assurance, and analysis
  • Prepare data from structural MRI, DTI, fMRI, EEG and other imaging approaches for analysis
  • Write computer programs dedicated to analysis tasks
  • Use neuroimaging and statistical software packages to prepare results and write methodology reports
  • Write documentation of IBIC data analysis workflow and other experimental practices
  • Assist PIs in preparing scientific presentations and manuscripts
  • Attend and participating in IBIC lab meetings and official functions as well as lab meetings for individual project PIs
  • Coordinate and managing work on several research projects with several PIs
  • Perform preprocessing and pipelining of functional and structural MRI and DTI data; preform preprocessing and pipelining of EEG data, prepare and analyze data for presentation; work at the command-line in Linux using IBIC
    computer software for neuroimaging processing and analysis (FSL, AFNI, in-house software tools).
  • Review processed data for quality and implement quality assurance protocols to clean or omit data from analyses.
  • Assist with modifying computer scripts dedicated to analysis tasks.
  • Prepare figures for presentations and manuscripts and assist in manuscript and grant preparation – this includes writing methodology reports.
  • Prepare documentation of IBIC data analysis workflow and other experimental practices.
  • Help create and maintain RedCAP and Excel databases for study data; enter
  • MRI, diagnostic, and neuropsychological data into these databases.
  • Perform literature searches and read literature or conduct literature surveys in neuroscience projects as necessary.
  • May train and guide other scientists and technicians requiring assistance with analysis or analysis tools.
  • Complete related assigned tasks

    Self/Team Development:
  • Provide innovative, visionary and collaborative initiative; continue to grow your own skill set necessary in your position; contribute to a team atmosphere in working with all internal/external customers.

    Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related/equivalent
  • A minimum of twelve months of related experience
  • Experience using programming language like python, R, or bash in analysis of data
  • Working knowledge of and experience with basic computer applications (i.e. Microsoft Office products) and operating environments (Linux, MacOS, Windows
  • Knowledge of neuroanatomy and neuroimaging techniques
  • Experience using Linux/UNIX operating systems and shell scripting
  • Ability to communicate on technical subjects effectively with non-technical faculty and staff 

    Desired:
  • Master’s Degree in Neuroscience, or related/equivalent education
  • Two years' experience in neuroimaging attained on the job or in educational programs
  • Knowledge of fundamental concepts in statistics, neuroanatomy, and computer programming
  • Knowledge of practices and procedures used for neuroimaging analysis, especially the analysis of structural MRI, DTI, and fMRI
  • Evidence of continued development of technical expertise and knowledge

    Work Environment:
  • Schedule is normally 8a to 5p, M-F, but is not always fixed and workload does vary. The incumbent¹s first responsibility is to complete tasks rather than keep to a fixed schedule.  Flexibility in schedule and intensity of work is necessary.
  • Some travel between sites will be necessary by UW Health Services or other shuttles.

    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page.  If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.