Research Programmer Analyst I - Psychological & Brain Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR78608
Perform innovative data analyses on neuroimaging and related data. Develop and implement computer algorithms for analyzing that data. Assume major responsibility for software and hardware development and implementation in a neuroimaging-focused, neuroscience lab.Â Primary responsibilities will include collaboratively performing data analyses on neuroimaging and related data, with a major emphasis on fMRI data processing and computer programming. Secondary responsibilities include software and hardware development, implementation for neuroimaging data and associated coordination of essential experimental procedures and files and potential contributions to collecting neuroimaging data.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Computer programming, which includes design and development of data analysis tools.
Designs, develops, and implements computer algorithms and software for analyzing functional and structural MRI data of the brainÂ and maintain data analysis programs developed over time for those data for neuroimaging-related neuroscience research purposes.
Implements and supports data analysis tools; evaluate and resolve software problems for both existing and developing analysis streamsÂ for the purpose of processing and analyzing neuroimaging data and assume responsibilities for software development and effective implementation of the softwareÂ for the purpose of processing and analyzing neuroimaging data.
Trains research technicians on data entry methods and develop and maintain operational documentation of analysis methods.
Performs other duties as assigned.
The work areas will be in offices in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Department of Radiology.Â
Work hours are somewhat flexible and will necessitate some early evening and weekend hours.
Proficiency with standard computer programming languages (MATLAB, Python, C/C++, csh, bash) and familiarity with statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, R), psychological testing tools (Eprime, psychtoolbox) and neuroimaging software packages (FSL, SPM, FreeSurfer, AFNI and 3D Slicer).
Experience with functional magnetic resonance imaging or other cognitive neuroscience method.
Processing and analysis of fMRI data.
Strong programming, quantitative, and computational skills.
Ability to interact with others respectfully, supportively, and compassionately.
Good organizational skills.
Bachelorâ™s degree in related field and two years of experience or master's degree in related field.
$47,000.00 - $85,200.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
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WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.
Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!
We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? Weâ™ve got you covered.
WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.
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