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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Research Scientist, School of Medicine: Pediatrics in Atlanta, Georgia

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The Neuroimaging Core at the Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine is seeking a Research Specialist with an interest in imaging processing of infant magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The ideal candidate will have analytic/statistical skills to analyze infant MRI for image preprocessing and assist with more advanced imaging processing tasks.


  • Develops biochemical and cell-based assays, with the use of such assays to perform high throughput screening of small molecule libraries.

  • Develops and executes lower throughput biochemical or cell-based assays for structural optimization of hit compounds.

  • Hands-on bench scientist.

  • Communicates with biomedical investigators and medicinal chemists.

  • Supervises senior technicians.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


Eligible candidate should have training in biomedical engineering, computer science/computer engineering or bioinformatics, with some experience in MR imaging processing. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with a team of MRI scientists, social neuroscientists and pediatric neuroradiologists and to attend national or international conferences/workshops. The main job duties include:

  • Assisting in developing processing pipelines for structural, diffusion and resting-state functional MRI data in infants

  • Assisting other Principal Investigators with developing algorithms for graph-theoretic analyses of infant brain networks

  • Assisting with manuscript preparation and grant writing.

The duration of employment is funding dependent.


  • Bachelor's degree and 7 years of related experience or equivalent combination of experience, education and training.

  • Strong technical background.


  • Master or bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, computer science/engineering, and/or bioinformatics

  • Excellent interpersonal and research skills

  • Prior experience in programming and coding in MATLAB, Python, and bash

  • Expertise in MRI data processing is preferred, which include MRI basics, imaging processing and brain networks.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.


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Job Number 78383

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Peds: Marcus Center

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Laboratory

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor