The College of Human Ecology, Department of Human Development has an immediate opening for Neuroinformaticst - Systems Engineer III. The Cornell University Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to scientific research including neuroscience and is equipped with a 3.0T GE750 MRI scanner. Responsibilities include software development for MRI data acquisition and processing, management of neuroimaging peripheral devices and hardware, system design for the storage and efficient processing of MRI images, and support for the daily IT operations of the facility. In partnership with the college IT department, the Neuroinformaticist will also be responsible for designing, developing and maintaining the specialized information systems for the MRI facility through which a broad range of scientific hypotheses are tested and new technologies are deployed. As a member of the facility operations team, the individual in this position will also assist with customer training and other research support as necessary. Opportunities for collaboration on research, development and other scholarly aspects of information science and technology to support and advance the research objectives of the MRI facility are available.
• Develop common data capture and processing pipelines for functional and structural MRI experiments, including script programming and using specialized software for neuroimaging data;
• Develop and maintain template fMRI stimulus presentation software;
• Write software or automated and manual scripts to support the facility when necessary, such as data transferring, archiving, monitoring facility usage, and scheduling;
• Design, deploy and maintain IT systems for the capture, storage and efficient processing of MRI images in cooperation with college IT staff, including procurement and replacement of technology equipment, configuring UNIX and windows-based operating systems, establishing secure network connections, installing productivity and custom software;
• Design, deploy and maintain AV systems for the audio and visual stimulation of research subject, gathering and recording subject feedback and synchronization of this data with MRI results;
• Recommend, acquire, install and test peripheral devices and hardware for neuroimaging data acquisition;
• Overseeing data import, conversion and export methods and processing pipelines for functional and structural neuroimaging data;
• Actively support daily operations, including monitoring daily MRI data flow, transferring, backing up and archiving data, upgrading software, and administering scanner user accounts and access to data;
• Manage and optimize facility IT resources in cooperation with college IT staff, including diagnosing hardware and software problems, analyzing and improving systems operation efficiency, and creating procedural documentation;
• Ensure compliance with industry and University standards for system design, network access, data security and protection of human participant confidentiality;
• Act as a technical resource and advisor for prospective and current customers on formats, methodology, compatibility and other issues that would ensure their use of the facility is successful, and respond to administrative and customer technical needs;
• Work closely with scientific and technical staff to identify technical and security requirements, maintain data quality standards, validate methods, and resolve issues;
• Provide MRI education and training to customers, including faculty, staff and students;
• Contribute to the development of improved computational methods and visualization protocols, manuscript writing and grant development in collaboration with faculty;
• Perform other related duties as required.
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Bachelors with 3-5 years experience or equivalent combination.
• BS in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, computer science, or a related technical area with 2 years fMRI experience;
• Experience with scientific programming (e.g. MATLAB, UNIX/LINUX, C, Python) as well as neuroimaging software (e.g., AFNI, FSL, SPM) used in performing various types of preprocessing and analyses on MRI and fMRI data;
• Proven skills in performing tasks with continuous attention to accuracy, safety and productivity;
• Thorough knowledge of basic and research computing systems, administration tools and processes;
• Solid understanding of networking fundamentals and security;
• Excellent communication skills and a positive customer service orientation with all levels of users;
• Expertise in statistics, neuroimaging processing, or neuroscience preferred.
Background check may be required
No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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