Staff Research Associate III (9611C) 2161 - 2161
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: October 30, 2019
The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, was established to integrate neuroscience faculty across the University. The broad goal is to use the power of diverse research approaches to address central questions in neuroscience.
The faculty of the Institute include over 65 researchers with state-of-the-art laboratories from the Departments of Molecular and Cell Biology, Psychology, Physics, and Integrative Biology in the College of Letters and Sciences; the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry in the College of Chemistry, the Department of Environmental Science Policy and Management in the College of Natural Resources; the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute; the School of Public Health; Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Bioengineering in the College of Engineering; the School of Optometry's Program in Vision Sciences; and the Haas School of Business.
The Institute also administers the Graduate Program in Neuroscience. Students admitted to the program may work with any of the Neuroscience PhD Program Faculty and are fully supported for the duration of their graduate work.
The incumbent will be responsible for working as part of a team of researchers to use neuroimaging to detect early abnormal changes in the brain related to Alzheimer's disease. This includes developing in-house methodological tools for analyzing thousands of brain imaging scans (MRI and PET) acquired at clinical sites across the United States to create numerical summary data that reflects pathological changes that occur in AD. This individual will use this numerical summary data to test specific hypotheses about what changes in brain pathology and structure occur in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease, and how these changes related to cognition in normal aging and dementia. Additional responsibilities include organizing numerical data and image data so that it can be shared with neuroscience researchers on an international level. The supervision of 3 or more Staff Research Associates is a responsibility in this role. Finally, this individual will be involved in keeping track of detailed budgets, carrying out regulatory reporting, and communicating with clinical MRI and PET imaging sites across the United States in order to harmonize MRI and PET acquisition and analysis, and facilitate data sharing.
- Neuroimaging methods development and implementation: Develop methodological tools for analyzing thousands of brain imaging scans (MRI and PET) acquired at clinical sites across the United States. Perform literature searches to understand the state-of-the-art in the field. Summarize and present findings.
- Compile brain imaging data representing early Alzheimer's disease brain changes: Generate, organize, summarize, and analyze numerical summary data from brain images that reflects pathological changes that occur in AD. Test hypotheses about what changes in brain pathology and structure occur in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease, and how these changes relate to cognition in normal aging and dementia.
- Communicate with other neuroimaging scientists: Work with scientists from clinical MRI and PET imaging sites across the United States in order to harmonize MRI and PET acquisition of image data that is ultimately analyzed in this UC Berkeley laboratory. Compile and present summary data from across multiple studies to project collaborators.
- Data sharing: Develop strategies for organization and sharing of very large numerical image data so that it can be shared with neuroscience researchers on an international level.
- Troubleshooting: Work independently to resolve problems that arise in the interpretation, analysis, organization, and summary of MRI and PET image data.
Two years of relevant management experience or an equivalent combination of education (public health, neuroscience, bioengineering, statistics, psychology) and experience.
Familiarity with spreadsheets, database software, and presentation software (e.g. Excel, Powerpoint).
Familiarity with institutional and governmental regulations and guidelines related to clinical research including the elements of Good Clinical Practices.
Demonstrated knowledge of scientific principles.
Excellent organizational, verbal communication, and written communication skills.
Ability to prioritize and organize a high volume workload and changing priorities.
Ability to analyze financial information.
Education/Training in relevant discipline such as neuroscience, public health, psychology, nursing, or another related field of science (e.g., biological sciences, statistics, or another relevant clinical discipline).
Experience with neuroimaging data (MRI, PET) and/or Alzheimer's disease, especially within a multi-site research and/or clinical trial environment.
A minimum of two years of relevant clinical research and/or supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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