Neuroimaging Research Scientist

The Job

We are looking for a highly motivated Research Scientist to join our interdisciplinary group focused on innovative research in neuroimaging.

The Research Scientist will perform work central to the development of data analysis pipelines, supervision of data analysis quality assurance, and troubleshooting. This team member will also assist in projects that relate to our ongoing cutting-edge research directions, including PET/MRI, MR diffusion microstructure, multinuclear MR imaging, and machine learning tools for neuroimaging. The individual will be expected to interact with other relevant departmental units to facilitate program activities and may serve as an advisor to faculty and lab staff to meet schedules and or resolve technical problems. The Research Scientist Will be expected to supervise and train students who work on relevant projects in basic data analysis methods.

The successful candidate must have strong technical skills with a background in medical imaging data analysis and strong communication skills. The individual will work on maintenance and execution of standard data analysis packages and on development of unique data analysis and data visualization pipelines. This position requires creativity and the ability to troubleshoot issues as they ar.

Required Qualifications

  • Passion for research on the brain
  • MS in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, medical imaging, applied mathematics or a related discipline. An exception can be made for an extraordinary candidate without a PhD
  • Fluency in MATLAB
  • Advanced skills Linux OS and shell commands
  • Strong communication skills
  • Highly independent, motivated, and demonstrating initiative and follow through

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of experience in medical imaging analysis
  • Technical understanding of imaging DICOM standard and conversion to other image file formats (coregistration, nifty, fsl)
  • Familiarity with radiology software, such as Vital, Osirix, PACS
  • Knowledge of Python and R

Responsibilities Include

  • Meeting with departmental researchers to facilitate brain imaging data analysis activities
  • Advising to faculty and lab staff to help meet schedules and or resolve technical problems regarding data analysis
  • Training and advising trainees in neuroimaging projects with regard to data analysis
  • Creating, interpreting and communicating reports to inform research PIs of project status and results
  • Contributing to publications, presentations, and grants, including creation of tables, charts and figures
  • Developing, optimizing and maintaining data analysis pipelines
  • Overseeing diagnosis, isolation, and de-bugging of software problems to maintain relevant projects
  • Collaborating with other research scientists, faculty members, postdocs and students at our Center

To Apply

Please send your CV and a short motivation letter to Yvonne Lui, MD and Sohae Chung, PhD. In the subject of the email, include the string:

[neuroimaging research scientist]

About Us

Our Center, located in midtown Manhattan, is operated by the research arm of the radiology department of NYU Langone Health. The research division comprises approximately 120 full-­time personnel dedicated to imaging research, development, and clinical translation.

We focus on development of novel methods for rapid continuous comprehensive imaging, including but not limited to deep-learning image reconstruction and interpretation techniques, novel rapid MR acquisition and reconstruction strategies, innovative RF detectors and transmitters, new quantitative biomarkers for MRI and PET, and emerging MRI-based models of tissue microstructure.

We are a highly collaborative group and work in interdisciplinary, matrixed teams that include engineers, scientists, clinicians, technologists, and industry experts. We encourage collaboration across research groups to promote creativity and nurture an environment conducive to breakthrough innovations at the forefront of biomedical research.


Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research (CAI2R) is operated by the department of radiology at NYU Langone Health. This arrangement brings together a vast amount of human and technological resources in basic magnetic-resonance science (physics, engineering, mathematics) and clinical applications (radiology, medicine, neurology, etc.).

Timeline, Salary, and Benefits

Please apply by April 30, 2020. We expect the appointed candidate to start no later than in the autumn of 2020.

The initial appointment will be for a year, with an intention to renew further, depending on mutual agreement. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. We welcome both domestic and international applicants.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, or disability.


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Philanthropic Support

We gratefully acknowledge generous support for radiology research at NYU Langone Health from:
• The Big George Foundation
• Bernard and Irene Schwartz

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