Neuroimaging Engineer - Psychiatry
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Psychiatry. The position is located at East Building. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

Assist with the development and implementation of computer algorithms for analyzing fcMRI data. Perform innovative data analyses on neuroimaging and related data. Share (under direction of the Lab’s Senior Neuroimaging Engineer) major responsibility for software and hardware development and implementation in a neuroimaging-focused, neuroscience lab.

Help design, develop, implement, and apply computer algorithms and software for analyzing functional connectivity MRI data of the brain and help maintain data analysis programs developed over time for those data for neuroimaging-related neuroscience research purposes.
Help develop and apply advanced statistical and analytical approaches to neuroimaging and related data (e.g., using MATLAB, C, UNIX shell scripting) for the purpose of analyzing neuroimaging data.
Evaluate and resolve software problems for both existing and developing analysis streams for the purpose of processing and analyzing neuroimaging data.
Prepare program descriptions and documentation both for newly developed and existing analysis software for the purpose of processing and analyzing neuroimaging data.
Maintain, troubleshoot or repair a mix of both standard and customized equipment to include both equipment used during 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

BS or MS in engineering or neuroscience and/or several years of experience with fcMRI strong applications-level programming skills.
Familiarity with standard computer programming languages (MATLAB, Python, C/C++, csh, bash), statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, R), psychological testing tools (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 modify existing hardware for the presentation of auditory and visual stimuli and the recording of vocal and motor responses.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $48,087 - $62,517 annually.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits:

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.