Research Assistant/Data Analyst

University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas City, KS

Job posting number: #7121932

Posted: January 24, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description Summary:
We're looking for someone who is interested in the brain and how it works, or someone who is interested in computer-based image analysis. You don't have to have a science degree to qualify. You will be great for this position if you have good attention to detail and like to work on your own. It's best if you like working with numbers, computers, and learning new software. Don't worry if you haven't done anything like this before. We can teach you everything you need to know. But if you really don't like working with computers, this might not be the right position for you.

The KU ADRC recognizes that our Center, University, and Community are strengthened by a diverse and inclusive group of students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to welcoming diversity, to eliminating discrimination, and to creating a climate of mutual respect that values our differences and our similarities. We are invested in making employment opportunities at the KU ADRC accessible to individuals of all backgrounds and life experiences. We strongly encourage applications from applicants who will enhance us in our continuing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Some actions we take to make the KU ADRC a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.
Job Description:
Required Qualifications:
Education: Four years of relevant work experience, a bachelor’s degree, or a combination of years of work experience and college education
Work Experience: Years of Experience in Work Field(s)
Skills: Analytical and meticulous, with strong problem solving, communication and writing skills. Interest in the brain and brain function or computer-based image analysis. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Attention to detail
Preferred Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related discipline
Work Experience: Experience in research and clinical studies with human participants, including coding experimental stimulus paradigms in E-Prime, Presentation, PsychoPy, or other software
Skills: General computing experience including familiarity working with UNIX command line (Mac/Linux), and programming in MATLAB, R, Python, or other language. Experience with MR imaging data analysis (AFNI, SPM, FSL, or other tools). Knowledge of statistics, and experience with statistical analysis software (SPSS, SAS, R, or similar)
Job Duties Outlined:
Data entry, transferring information accurately into computer-based forms and Excel spreadsheets
Data management, organizing new electronic data into proper folders, making sure data file names are correct and data are complete
Data analysis, viewing imaging data, checking for good data quality, running analysis scripts
Documentation, keeping detailed and accurate notes about the tasks you complete, summarizing methods and results, helping with reports and manuscripts, making tables and figures
Attend project progress meetings with the supervisor and study teams
Assist with research design and implementation
Any other duties as might be assigned from time to time
Be a consistent, dependable, and committed team member

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