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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.

Job Summary

The Research Program on Cognition and Neuromodulation Based Interventions is seeking a positive, highly motivated candidate who possesses the skills described below to support faculty, study staff, trainees, and the program’s imaging team.  The program’s mission is to identify and provide effective non-pharmacological treatments for persons with neurologic injury and disease.  We focus on methods to assist older adults with a variety of cognitive impairments, utilizing neuropsychological theory, modern neuroimaging methods and a range of non-pharmacological treatments, such as cognitive rehabilitation and brain stimulation.    
The primary areas of emphasis for this research position include 1) the organization, quality control, analysis, and visualization of neuroimaging data (e.g., functional magnetic resonance imaging, functional near infrared spectroscopy, positron emission tomography), 2) using structural MRI data to create individualized computational models of electrical current flow that enable targeted brain stimulation, 3) creating individualized headgear using structural MRI scans (or comparable data), 4) interacting with study teams to ensure reliable data acquisition. Experience with EEG acquisition and analysis are also welcome. 
The successful candidate will utilize a variety software programs to accomplish these and related duties.  This candidate may assist with creation of posters, manuscripts, and presentations for scientific meetings and or grant submissions as directed.

Responsibilities*

  • Works with various study teams to ensure proper acquisition, storage, quality control, analysis, and visualization of neuroimaging data. 
  • Uses MRI data to create individualized models of brain stimulation using available software (e.g., ROAST, SimNIBS). Leads region of interest-based collection of data from these models.
  • Creates individualized headgear that enables reliable delivery of brain stimulation (using SolidWorks or comparable program).
  • Assists with the creation of posters, manuscripts, and presentations for scientific meetings and/or grant submissions as needed.
  • Provides other support to the program as directed

Required Qualifications*

  • Applicant will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a science or health-related field  
  • Computer proficiency (e.g. Microsoft Suite), including programming languages (i.e., Python, FreeSurfer, R, Matlab, Swift, C & Git)   
  • Working knowledge of designing in a CAD software 
  • Experience with processing and imaging analysis platforms such as Freesurfer, FSL, and SPM
  • Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Confident and highly motivated with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills
  • Must have reliable transportation since local travel (e.g. between U-M main and outlying campuses) is expected

Desired Qualifications*

  • Masters’ Degree a science or health-related field.  
  • Experience with shell scripting.
  • Knowledge of brain anatomy and dementia  
  • Programing experience in Matlab
  • Working knowledge of neuroimaging methods (e.g., fMRI, fNIRS, PET) 
  • Working knowledge of neuromodulation (e.g., tDCS ,tACS, TMS 
  • Experience working with SolidWorks preferred  
  • Experience with prototyping using 3-D printing
  • Ability to use Unix for data analysis and connecting to servers
  • Experience with computational modeling
  • Knowledge of device development and licensing preferred

Work Schedule

M-F day shift with occasional weekends to support program needs

Work Locations

This position is located at  2101 Commonwealth Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.

 

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