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Research Scientist, Associate 2022-1857

Research Scientist, Associate

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Scientific Research
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The Mind Research Network (MRN)


The Mind Research Network is currently seeking to hire a Research Scientist for a 1 year contract examining neural markers that are associated with mild to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Position requires: a) independent design and implementation of integrated research projects and protocols; b) modification and extension of scientific theories and practices; c) professional collaboration with researchers in other departments and/or organizations on research projects; d) utilization of highly specialized and advanced scientific knowledge in the development of broadly based statistical and observational model research concepts; e) provision of technical leadership and/or supervision to other scientists and technical support staff; f) direct participation in the development and submission of project budgets and grant proposals; g) authoring and/or co-authoring significant research manuscripts based on original research, and presentations of research to the scientific community at large in a defined area of expertise.


Requires a MD or PhD in Neuroscience, Biomedical Sciences, or a directly related field and a minimum of 4 years of directly related research experience. Must have demonstrated ability to handle fundamental scientific tasks.
The successful candidate should have expertise in using advanced neuroimaging techniques, such as functional and diffusion MRI, and 18F-FDG PET imaging to understand the biological bases of TBI. The individual should have experience with static and time-varying aspects of the functional connectome, as well as being capable of administering measures that are associated with clinical outcomes. Given the nature of the research projects, the candidate should have advanced skills related to programming (e.g., MATLAB, R, bash, python), designing studies and experiments, clinical interviewing skills to determine patient inclusion, and writing and revising manuscripts. The qualified individual should have experience examining the relationships between biomarkers (i.e., reflecting neuronal and axonal injury, cytokines, and oxidative stress), psychological measures (e.g., personality, emotional distress) and cognitive functioning in TBI.
Must have superior professional-level written and verbal communication skills; a high degree of professionalism and excellent problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability in managing a wide variety of complex tasks and projects simultaneously while meeting multiple deadlines is required. Must have the ability to work independently and as a part of a team as well as the ability to maintain confidential information.

Preferred/Additional Qualifications

A clinical background, preferably in the field of TBI, is recommended in addition to the aforementioned scientific qualifications.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

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Salary is commensurate with experience.
EEO, including disability/vet

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