Research Scientist Principal
Research Scientist Principal
Req #: 82956
Department: UW INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING & BRAIN SCIENCES
Appointing Department Web Address: http://ilabs.washington.edu
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Job Location Detail: Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences
Posting Date: 03/26/2012
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) is seeking aResearch Scientist—Principalat the I-LABS MEG Brain Imaging Center. This position is for a person highly experienced with MEG technology who can advance both methods and technology in this still-developing field. This position will create new approaches for complex issues related to the technology and analysis of data. This person will serve as the technical specialist for the Center in the application of advanced theories, concepts, and processes related to MEG hardware and data analysis.
Develop advances to existing technology and methods for application to work conducted at the I-LABS MEG Brain Imaging Center; these advances will impact the entire field of magnetoencephalography. The person in this position will, with knowledge of Center research emphases and needs, conduct research that moves beyond the current limitations of technology, and develop novel solutions that address long standing issues in the field concerning source localization, noise cancellation and head modeling. Additional work may include improvements to MEG-MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) data integration, MEG-EEG data integration, and the relation of these methods to other neuro-imaging technologies, e.g. fMRI.
Lead to or contribute to novel inventions, patents, designs or techniques that are significant in advancing MEG technology. These advances will be applied to work conducted at the Center and lead to dialogue and engagement with colleagues nationally and internationally.
Serve as the staff technical resource at the I-LABS MEG Brain Imaging Center by staying abreast of and evaluating technical methods and developments happening worldwide, and will recommend changes in Center emphases and techniques as warranted by the new information.
Contributions made by this position will be instrumental in generating new research projects, and acquiring new research funding. This person may work with Investigators to identify future problems, and research opportunities. This person will write grants or consult with Investigators on technical portions of grants.
The person in this position will be respected within the MEG field, will present papers at professional conferences, write publications for scientific journals, may lead sessions/panel discussions at professional meetings, act as peer-reviewed, participate on advisory boards.
Work done by person in this position will lead to or contribute to novel inventions, patents, designs or techniques that are significant in advancing MEG technology. These advances will be applied to work conducted at the Center and lead to dialogue and engagement with colleagues nationally and internationally.
May supervise other Research Scientists, Engineers or Technologists who run daily operations of laboratory.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website,click here.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Condition Of Employment
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