The position requires a Ph.D. in engineering, computer science, or a related field, as well as excellent programming and computational skills.
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
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Please do not submit an application to this posting.� To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in �Applicant Special Instructions�.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurosurgery.� The position is located at the Medical School Campus.
The Departments of Neurosurgery and Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis and Medtronic invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the broad areas of functional MR imaging and machine learning. Areas of expertise that are of particular interest include knowledge and experience in analyzing task-based and resting state functional imaging. Additionally, experience with machine learning will be useful as novel functional imaging techniques will also be tested. The academic-industry collaborative project involves the development of a proprietary software imaging technology that will be integrated with the Medtronic Neurosurgical Navigation Platform (Stealth). Specific questions of interest will involve comparing task and resting state mapping topography and reliability. We will be additionally evaluating the potential for novel task based approaches. The effort will involve working in a multi-disciplinary environment that includes engineers, neurosurgeons, and radiologists and engaging in both an academic and corporate environment. The fellowship will provide a strong translational experience that will support both academic and industry career interests.
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A strong research background in computer programing and imaging is preferred.
Since 1919, the Washington University Department of Neurosurgery has had a strong tradition of clinical excellence, outstanding research and dynamic teaching. Our mission is to:
Provide patients with superior neurosurgical care
Train residents, fellows and scientists so that they can be leaders in the fields of academic neurosurgery and neurosurgical research
Conduct basic and clinical research to better understand the causes of neurological diseases so that we can apply this knowledge toward better diagnoses and treatments
Our neurosurgeons provide surgical care at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, ranked 11th in the nation for adult neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report in 2014, and at St. Louis Children's Hospital, ranked #5 in the nation by U.S. News for pediatric neurosurgery in 2014-2015.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, 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.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.