Research Associate
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada
2d ago

Available Openings :

A Research Associate position is currently available at the UBC MS / MRI research group, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

The MS / MRI research group is a multidisciplinary team of physicists, computer scientists, neurologists and radiologists.

Together, this team leads innovative research and clinical trials with a focus on the use of MRI to study and evaluate treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS).

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in this interdisciplinary environment, supporting the design and conduction of current and future neuroimaging studies.

Candidates are expected to work independently within the research team and should therefore have considerable experience with clinical and research MRI study design in the context of MS.

The MS / MRI research group is located at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health at UBC. UBC has recently installed a new 3T Philips Elition and a simultaneous 3T PET-

MR system (General Electric) at the Centre for Brain Health, further propelling the leading role of our research team in MRI research for MS.

Responsibilities :

You will be in direct collaboration with clinicians, neuroimaging scientists and MRI physicists. The position includes (but is not limited to) the following responsibilities :

  • Optimization and development of new approaches for MRI data acquisition and analysis.
  • Analyzing, interpreting and compiling data in study reports
  • Participation in the preparation of scientific manuscripts and grant application packages
  • Dissemination of scientific results via publications in a timely manner and presentations at local seminars, national and international conferences
  • Supporting other team members in accomplishing their MR data analysis
  • Performing other related duties
  • Qualifications and requirements :

  • PhD degree in the Physics, medical physics, engineering, computer science or similar.
  • Knowledge of MRI physics and clinical research applications of MRI.
  • At least 4 years of experience in laboratory research involving MR imaging with focus on MS.
  • Proven publication record related to MRI application to MS.
  • Experience in imaging data analysis of large data bases. Experience with quantitative MRI (e.g. relaxometry, magnetization transfer mapping, automated segmentation and volumetry, diffusion modeling, myelin mapping).
  • Outstanding programming skills in one or more of the following languages : C / C++, Python, Matlab.
  • Proficiency with statistical analysis methods (knowledge of R an advantage).
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a deadline-oriented environment with minimal supervision.
  • Effective oral and written communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skill and ability to learn quickly.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail are required.
  • Candidates should demonstrate the ability to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment.
  • Supervision Received :

  • Works independently under the direction of PI, Dr. Shannon Kolind.
  • Supervision Given :

  • Assists and oversees summer students and undergraduate students as required
  • Assists and provides guidelines to other research members, as required
  • Consequences of Error / Judgement :

  • Study may be jeopardized if not conducted according to ethical requirements as laid out by the University and by regulatory authorities
  • Study files must be kept secured to ensure that patient confidentiality is not compromised
  • An error within the realm of a research

    Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.

    We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and / or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

    Due to the number of resumes we receive, we are unable to confirm receipt of submissions over the phone or provide the status of the competition.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.

    We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and / or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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