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Washington University of St. Louis Neuroimaging Engineer - Optical Imaging Lab - Radiology - 48791 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Radiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


This position will assist in developing state-of-the-art tools for data analyses for the brain. Perform innovative data analyses on neuroimaging and related data. Develop and implement computer algorithms for analyzing that data. Assume major responsibility for software and hardware development and implementation in a neuroimaging-focused, neuroscience lab. This employee will assist with data acquisition of optical functional neuroimaging data and functional MRI data as needed.


  1. Develop and apply advanced statistical and analytical approaches to neuroimaging and related data using MATLAB tools and R routines for the purpose of analyzing neuroimaging data.
  2. Design, develop, and implement computer algorithms and software for analyzing functional diffuse optical tomography (DOT) and MRI data of the brain and maintain data analysis programs developed over time for those data for neuroimaging-related neuroscience research purposes.
  3. Evaluate and resolve software problems for both existing and developing acquisition and analysis streams for the purpose of acquiring, processing, and analyzing neuroimaging data.
  4. Prepare program descriptions and documentation both for newly developed and existing analysis software for the purpose of processing and analyzing optical neuroimaging data.
  5. Assume major/exclusive responsibilities for software development and effective implementation of the software for the purpose of processing and analyzing optical neuroimaging data.
  6. Maintain, troubleshoot or repair a mix of both standard and customized equipment to include both equipment used during DOT and/or MRI scanning and equipment used outside of the scanner for subject training and testing for the purpose of conducting neuroimaging-related neuroscience studies.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Engineering, Physics, or equivalent.
  • Experience in similar research labs or environments, preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in similar research labs or environments.
  • Background in neuroscience, psychology, engineering, physics and/or clinical care a plus but not required.

  • Comfort in programming in MATLAB or python.

  • Familiarity with standard computer programming languages (MATLAB, Python, C/C++, csh, bash), statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, R), psychological testing tools (e.g., Eprime, psychtoolbox) and neuroimaging software packages (FSL, SPM, FreeSurfer, AFNI and 3D Slicer).
  • Willingness and ability to make programs useful for researchers with varying levels of computer skills.
  • Applicant must have excellent communication skills and be adept at interacting with individuals from a wide range of research labs in Neurology, Psychology, Psychiatry, Radiology and Neuroscience.
  • Ability to design new hardware and software and modify existing tools for the presentation of auditory and visual stimuli and the recording of vocal and motor responses.
  • Candidate must work well in a team, and be able to think and solve problems independently.

  • Strong communication skills are a must.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $51,292 - $66,684 annually.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Neuroimaging Engineer - Optical Imaging Lab - Radiology - 48791

Job ID: 48791

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular