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UT Health Senior Research Associate - Pediatric Surgery - Python, R, MATLAB -neuroimaging in Texas

Senior Research Associate - Pediatric Surgery - Python, R, MATLAB -neuroimaging



McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 190000TG

Position Summary:

Provides project management for research projects of considerable scope and complexity. Decisions impact the success of the research project(s).

Department: Pediatric Surgery

Location: Texas Medical Center

Full Time

FLSA: Exempt


  1. Collects, evaluates, interprets, and documents research pediatric neurological MRI and optical imaging data to accomplish the objectives of a variety of research projects.

  2. Uses Python, R, MATLAB and common neuroimaging programs such as FSL, AFNI and Freesurfer to analyze neuroimaging data.

  3. Influences project direction and outcomes by identifying opportunities to enhance, terminate, or re-direct research activities.

  4. Helps in the recruiting and documentation of study participants.

  5. Evaluates and interprets data and provides results to investigators to support publication

  6. Maintains quality control checks and a safe environment in compliance with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulation and codes.

  7. Assists in the preparation and writing of research reports, manuscripts, papers and grant proposals for presentation and publication.

  8. Attends laboratory meetings of affiliated co-investigators.

  9. Perform other duties as assigned.


Considerable knowledge in basic and sophisticated equipment.

MATLAB coding experience

UNIX experience

Familiarity with neuroimaging software such as FSL, AFNI and Freesurfer

Python and R coding experience preferred

Machine learning experience preferred

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in related field with four (4) years of related research experience including significant experience in a project management research role; or

Master’s degree in related field with two (2) years of related research experience including significant experience in a project management research role; or

Doctorate degree.

Minimum Experience:

Years of experience varies based on education level.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects. This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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