Research Investigator

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
23 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Aug 2020
Ref
JR00002862
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Profile Title

Research Investigator, Senior

Job Description Summary

The position involves performing and supporting cutting edge research in biomedical image analysis, with emphasis on techniques for the segmentation, registration and morphometric analysis of anatomical structures as well as their application in the conduct of research imaging studies.  Applicants with expertise in neuroimaging processing and analysis, machine learning and statistical methods for image-based inference, C++ programming with open-source software such as ANTs, itkSnap, DTI-TK,  DSI-Studio, NODDI, are preferred.

Job Description

The Research Investigator Sr (SRI) will act in a leadership role, overseeing and designing advanced experiments. He/She will assist the Principal Investigator and play a leading role in developing a research program in the advancement of specific area of study and will play a crucial role both in all aspects of research products including development, implementation, and data analysis. The position involves performing and supporting cutting edge research in biomedical image analysis, with emphasis on techniques for the segmentation, registration and morphometric analysis of anatomical structures as well as their application in the conduct of research imaging studies.  The candidate will collaborate with investigators at the Penn Image Computing and Science Laboratory (PICSL) to provide dedicated support to the CNS imaging laboratory at the Center for Advanced Retinal and Ophthalmic Therapeutics (CAROT). The position will involve developing imaging-based biomarkers of eye disease through functional and structural analyses of human brain responses before and after retinal gene therapy.The applicant must have a PhD or equivalent degree with 2 or more years of postdoctoral experience, an excellent background in biomedical and/or computational sciences, and a strong track record of research in biomedical image analysis, with publications in the field’s major forums.  Applicants with expertise in neuroimaging processing and analysis, machine learning and statistical methods for image-based inference, C++ programming with open-source software such as ANTs, itkSnap, DTI-TK,  DSI-Studio, NODDI, etc are preferred. Individuals with knowledge in MATLAB, Unix, Python programming and skills in shell scripting are especially encouraged to apply. Finally, the SRI will be responsible for data analysis, preparation of manuscripts, and presenting research findings through various forums. Senior Research Investigator must demonstrate the ability to analyze and present data in professional "publication ready" format and to be able to independently prepare manuscripts and grant writings for submission. This position is contingent on funding.

Qualifications

Highly advanced professional discipline. Ph. D., or equivalent doctoral degree and 5 years of experience required.

Working Conditions

Office, library, computer room; Requires extensive safety training; Exposure to chemicals; Requires protective devices

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 24-50 lb. Typically standing or walking; Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$32,000.00 - $204,000.00

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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