University of Rochester Research Asst Professor in Rochester, New York


Position Summary:

The Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester, Rochester NY, is seeking a Research Assistant Professor with expertise in neuroimaging to join a multidisciplinary team investigating disorders of the central nervous system. The team includes expertise in MR Physics, Computational Biology, Neuroimaging, Neurovascular, Neuro-Oncology, Neuro-Infectious Diseases, Neuropsychology and Vascular Biology. Additional areas of research anticipated to become active within the next year include sleep disorders and pain.

Imaging and Computational Resources:

Dedicated research 3T Siemens Prisma scanner.

Projects are also conducted at several clinical 3T GE and 3T Siemens scanner and at a Siemens PET/MRI.

Analyses with demanding computations are done at Center for Integrated Research Computing which houses IBM Blue Gene/Q (1,024 nodes, 16,384 CPU cores, 16 TB RAM, 209 TeraFLOPS) and BlueHive Cluster (284 nodes, 5,656 CPU cores, 21 TB RAM, 210 TeraFLOPS).


  • Processes and analyzes neuroimaging data directly or indirectly via supervision of graduate students, working closely with other lab members.
  • Contributes to MRI protocol development in collaboration with the team’s MR physicists.
  • Trains graduate students on protocols, procedures, documentation, programming, and use of databases as appropriate.
  • Provides oversight of quality, safety, and consistency across research studies as assigned.
  • Maintains detailed logs of work flow procedures and generated codes and scripts.
  • Collaborates with Principal Investigator, study teams, and data management teams to ensure scientific and administrative study components align.
  • Promotes communication and assists in identification and resolution of imaging-related operational issues as related to the research studies.
  • Participates in study team meetings and provides updates on project status and changes in imaging practices/requirements as needed.
  • Contributes to development of manuscripts and grant applications.
  • Keeps current with study specific training, institutional certifications/policies, industry standards and best practices.


  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, medical imaging, or related fields.
  • Applicants are required to have expertise in advanced computing and statistics as they relate to multimodality neuroimaging analyses such as arterial spin labeling, diffusion MR and fMRI.
  • Applicants must be familiar with common data analysis software package such as FSL, SPM, FreeSurfer and AFNI.
  • Candidates should be highly motivated, reliable, and productive when working independently or cooperatively.
  • Strong oral and written skills are required.

All applicants must apply online

Job Title: Research Asst Professor

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Job ID: 210143

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time