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Columbia University Technician B in New York, New York

  • Requisition no: 507625

  • Work Type: Full Time

  • Location: Campus|Medical Center

  • School/Department: null

  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)

  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union

  • Bargaining Unit: SSA

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • Hours Per Week: 35

  • Salary Range: 46,226.44 annually

Position Summary

We are seeking for a Full-time Technician B T in the Leavitt Lab within the Cognitive Neuroscience Division to assist in the analysis of neuroimaging data.


Primary responsibilities will include structural neuroimaging data analysis for ongoing studies involving cognition and multiple sclerosis. To this end, the successful candidate will implement existing neuroimaging analysis protocols, refine existing neuroimaging software, manage data transfer and databasing, work with the principal investigator and other team members in the integration of neuroimaging and behavioral data. Candidate will be the ‘point person’ for multiple projects. S/he will help establish, track, oversee, and monitor neuroimaging acquisition protocols, data transfer, and data accounting, and be accountable for imaging analysis deadlines. As workload permits, there are opportunities for involvement in scholarly activities such as participation in seminars, case conferences, and manuscript preparation/co-authorship.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Specific background in neuroimaging is a plus, including experience with neuroimaging software (such as FSL, SPM, ANTS, and FreeSurfer).

  • Prior knowledge of or interest in cognition and neurological populations (i.e., dementia, multiple sclerosis) would be useful.

  • Specific knowledge/experience in the analysis of functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging metrics, and regional volumetry / cortical thickness is helpful, but not strictly required.

Other Requirements

  • The successful applicant must have familiarity with the use of Linux and MATLAB and/or Python and have a background in psychology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science, math, physics, or related field.

  • Must be able to prioritize assignments and work independently, but also collaborate effectively with the team.

  • The ability to exercise sound judgement and discretion, maintain a high level of confidentiality, and meet internal and external deadlines is essential.

  • Must be highly organized, enthusiastic, and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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