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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.


The Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center is a multidisciplinary research group in the Department of Anesthesiology in the University of Michigan Medical School. One of our primary areas of interest has been in studying the central nervous system contributions to chronic pain conditions. We are particularly interested in studying the underlying mechanisms of chronic pain, as well as how peripheral and central factors together lead to the experience of pain. We are seeking a programmer or neuroimager with a minimum of two years of experience (specifically, with shell scripting, Matlab and Python), educational background in computer science, neuroscience, or related field, or experience working with brain imaging data.  The primary role of the position is to create, implement, and improve data processing pipelines for functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data, as well as develop and maintain quality assurance protocols for processed and archived data.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain data processing pipelines for functional and structural MRI and electroencephalography data, including automation of data management, administrative and standardized tasks.
  • Develop and maintain data quality standards.
  • Contribute to the development of improved computational methods and visualization protocols.
  • Statistical analysis of neuroimaging data, using software such as SPM, FSL and fMRIPrep.
  • Participate in data collection and management (e.g., functional MRI, electroencephalography).
  • Ensure compliance with industry and University standards for system design, network access, data security and protection of human participant confidentiality.
  • Train students and staff in MRI research techniques and analysis.
  • Work in partnership with the University of Michigan and Michigan Medicine IT department to maintain sufficient data storage, software, access and computational resources.


Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, psychology, neuroscience, or a related field.
  • 1-3 years of related experience
  • Strong scripting or programming experience in MATLAB and Python, and knowledge of Unix commands.
  • Experience in functional and/or structural brain neuroimaging.
  • Thorough knowledge of basic and research computing systems, including data storage and management.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in computer science, engineering, psychology, neuroscience, or a related field.
  • Expertise in statistics and/or clinical neuroscience
  • Ability to make a minimum 2-3 year commitment.
  • Interest in contributing to the writing of manuscripts, grant applications, and research protocols.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.