[Comp-neuro] Job Posting -- Assistant/Associate Director of Human Imaging @ Penn State

Rick Gilmore databrary at gmail.com
Wed Jun 12 18:01:07 CEST 2013

Assistant/Associate Director of Human Imaging
Penn State


The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an Associate or Assistant Director of Human Imaging position to join the Penn State Social, Life, & Engineering Sciences Imaging Center (SLEIC; http://www.imaging.psu.edu). The individual in this position will oversee operations of the SLEIC Human Electrophysiology Facility (HEF) and the 3T MRI Facility at the University Park campus. The 3T MRI Facility houses a Siemens Trio 3 tesla whole-body system. Both the 3T MRI Facility and HEF are 100% allocated to research.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a related discipline with a background in functional MRI; familiarity with EEG research is also desirable.  Candidates also should have knowledge of Matlab, Linux/Unix and fMRI data analysis software (SPM8, FSL, AFNI, BrainVoyager). A substantial focus at SLEIC is MRI of the brain (fMRI, DTI, MRS), but research also includes projects in nutritional sciences and biomechanics. The SLEIC has an ongoing relationship with the Center for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Research (CNMRR) at the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine. Other MRI facilities at University Park include a 7 and a 14.1 T Agilent, as well as a 20 T Bruker preclinical system. There will be ample opportunity for the Assistant/Associate Director to collaborate on cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research projects.

The Assistant/Associate Director’s responsibilities will include: oversight of daily operations of the Center, including supervision of technical staff; directing quality assurance procedures; and consultation with faculty and graduate students around research protocols.  This position also may involve teaching and/or development of training workshops.  In addition, the Assistant/Associate Director will be encouraged to pursue a program of research. This is a fixed-term renewable appointment based at the University Park campus. Full Penn State benefits are included.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and names of three referees to: Sherry Yocum, Social Science Research Institute, 114 Henderson, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Materials accepted until position is filled.

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