School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology

Position ID:GaTech-Psychology-RSIICABI [#3011]
Position Title: Research Scientist II/Assistant Director
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia, United States [map]
Subject Area: Psychology
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2013/08/22, finished 2014/08/24, listed until 2014/02/22)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Georgia Institute of Technology seeks to fill the position of Research Scientist II /Assistant Director for the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging (CABI). The Center for Advanced Brain Imaging ( is a collaborative effort of Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University. The technological focus of the Center is a Siemens 3T scanner but other technologies, including EEG and TMS systems are also used. Ongoing research activities at CABI include functional and structural neuroimaging within the areas of working memory, episodic memory, cognitive control, reading and language, and emotion-related processes. Research participants include healthy individuals as well as a wide range of clinical and developmental populations, including survivors of cancer, healthy older adults, sports-related concussions, as well as children and adults with autism and other neurological, genetic, and psychiatric conditions.

The Key responsibilities for this position involve ensuring and enabling that high quality research is performed at CABI. This involves:

- Meeting with new and potential users to describe CABI resources, opportunities, and policies and to foster new research collaborations - Teaching fMRI experiment design in a one-on-one or workshop setting, to enable new users to adapt established lines of behavioral research to a format suited for successful fMRI research - Teaching fMRI data analysis in a one-on-one or workshop setting, including basic and advanced fMRI data preprocessing and statistical analysis methods, analysis software package training, data analysis pipeline script preparation, and preparing publication-ready data and graphics - Consulting on fMRI experiment design with experienced CABI users as needed - Providing data analysis support and expertise to experienced CABI users as needed - Collaborating on the development and testing of novel data analysis techniques at CABI - Supervising the set-up, testing, and troubleshooting of experiment hardware and software for new fMRI protocols to ensure accurate and efficient data collection - Managing use and documentation of CABI experiment hardware (button boxes, mock scanner, eyetracker, etc.) and software (SPM/FSL/AFNI analysis packages, E-Prime) - Facilitating CABI IRB protocol preparation for PIs, particularly GSU PIs

As Assistant Director, additional responsibilities include:

- Resolving day-to-day personnel, equipment, and workspace issues at CABI and providing weekly status reports to the Director - Participating in CABI Operations Committee meetings and CABI decisions - Coordinating the seed grant review process - Leading monthly CABI user meetings to facilitate discussions of experimental methods, journal articles, and in-house research findings - Supervising CABI information dissemination via the CABI newsgroup and CABI website - Co-teaching a brain imaging course for students/faculty without prior background in MRI - Preparing/delivering guest lectures for GT/GSU undergraduate and graduate classes when requested - Leading tours and scanner demos for outreach groups, visiting classes, job candidates, and other external parties as needed - Providing backup scanner coverage as needed

Other activities include maintaining individual and collaborative research projects with faculty internal and external to CABI, including serving as the PI for collaborative projects between CABI and other universities when required.

Interested individuals should send the following electronically: A curriculum vita, a cover letter stating research interests and experience, and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be filed electronically at Confidential inquiries can be sent to Randall Engle (

An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia Institute of Technology is a Research University of the University System of Georgia, an EEO/AA Employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Application Materials Required:
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And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
School of Psychology
654 Cherry Street
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Ga 30332-0170

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