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Houston Methodist in Houston, Texas is a leading academic hospital system dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. Throughout the department of neurology at Houston Methodist, our mission is to deliver superb patient care, to apply state-of-the-art translational research methods to discover the causes of and treatments for human nervous system disorders and to educate each generation of medical students, neurology residents, and postdoctoral fellows. By fostering cross-disciplinary interactions among scientists around the world, we accelerate the pace of discovery and champion global health initiatives. For any positions at Houston Methodist, the first step is to apply online. To find out about open positions, please visit Houston Methodist’s career page and select search openings. The neuroimaging lab often has opportunities available.  

  • Research Assistant: Primary responsibilities include neuroimaging data analysis, behavioral analysis, data management, and general scientific programming. Standard software tools will be used for the statistical analysis of structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as positron emission tomography (PET). A strong background in computer programming and Linux is essential. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, engineering, math or physics, although other backgrounds with requisite experience will be considered.  Proficiency in Matlab, shell scripting, and python is strongly encouraged. Familiarity with common neuroimaging tools is a plus (Freesurfer, FSL, AFNI, SPM, Slicer, etc.). The candidate is also expected to assist in the management of neuroimaging data, therefore, database experience (MySQL, PostgreSQL) and/or experience with neuroinformatics software (XNAT) is highly beneficial. The ideal candidate must be mature and responsible, with excellent organizational, as well as oral and written communication skills. You must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, and seek help when required.

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