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Columbia University Research Worker in New York, New York

  • Requisition no: 519416

  • Work Type: Full Time

  • Location: Campus|Medical Center

  • School/Department: null

  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)

  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union

  • Bargaining Unit: SSA

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • Hours Per Week: 35

  • Salary Range: $58,577.86

Position Summary

This job posting is for a fulltime Research Worker in the Brickman Lab at the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain. The successful candidate will primarily conduct structural neuroimaging data analysis for ongoing studies involving cognition and dementia.


  • The successful candidate will implement existing neuroimaging analysis protocols, refine existing neuroimaging software, manage data transfer and databasing, and work with the principal investigator and other team members in the integration of neuroimaging and behavioral data.

  • As the ‘point person’ for multiple projects, the Research Worker is accountable for meeting internal and external deadlines under minimal supervision and will attend regular team meetings to present data and discuss study related concerns.

  • They will also be asked to assist in statistical analysis, and to train and oversee the work of lower-level technicians in the lab.

  • Additional responsibilities include coordinating efforts on collaborative research studies, including but not limited to MRI data acquisition, carrying out cognitive assessments, data entry, and regulatory (IRB) administration.

  • As workload permits, there are opportunities for involvement in scholarly activities such as participation in seminars, case conferences, presentation of experimental results, and manuscript preparation/co-authorship.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree and at least 3 years of related experience, or equivalent in education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree and at least one year of experience, or

  • Prior knowledge of or interest in aging and dementia would be useful. Specific knowledge/experience in the analysis of white matter hyperintensities, diffusion tensor imaging metrics, and regional volumetry/cortical thickness is helpful, but not strictly required.

  • Familiarity with neuropsychological measures (e.g. NIH Toolbox, Promis, MoCA), Columbia University systems (e.g. RASCAL, EPIC) and research data platforms (XNAT, Flywheel) would be a big plus.

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