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Research Associate

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Position Details

Title Research Associate
Specific Title
Appointment Type Research Associate
Department IUSM - Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary

The Department of Radiology and Imaging Science ( of Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a Research Associate in a neuroimaging lab that uses cutting-edge brain imaging techniques to study psychiatric and neurological disorders. The main area of focus for this position will be advanced data analysis and study management.

IU School of Medicine is one of the largest medical schools in the United States and the Department of Radiology and Imaging Science has dedicated substantial resources to biomedical imaging research, including three 3T whole body MRI scanners (Siemens Prisma, Skyra and TIM Trio with multi-nuclear capability and small animal imaging coils), PET/CT (Siemens mCT), PET/MR (Siemens mMR), and radiochemistry ( The same facility also includes preclinical imaging resources such as small animal PET, CT, and PET/MR scanners, as well as capacity for BLI imaging. The Department and School also has a close relationship with Indiana University Health ( which provides patient care through multiple hospitals and clinics throughout central Indiana. Dr. Yoder is associated with the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, the Indiana Alcohol Research Center, and the Indiana Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in and knowledge of the neurobiology of addictions and related disorders. The successful candidate will participate in collaborative research efforts, and will work with other neuroimaging faculty, medical physicists, statisticians, post-doctoral fellows, data scientists, computational scientists, and undergraduate and graduate students. Training of new personnel and students will be required on an as-needed basis.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services. Individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process must notify Carla Ewing by email ( or phone 317.278.6431, a reasonable time in advance.

Basic Qualifications

The requirements for this position include a PhD in biomedical sciences, addictions science, psychology, biomedical engineering, or related fields. A candidate should have at least 2 years of experience in advanced PET and MRI image processing, and basic familiarity with Linux/Unix, Matlab, SPM, and other image processing software platforms. Candidates should have at least 2 years of experience with Human Subjects Research that required CITI training, and should be facile with structured clinical interviews and neuropsychological testing. Qualified applicants should have experience in data interpretation and manuscript preparation, and demonstrate excellent communication skills.

Department Contact for Questions

Carla Ewing, Radiology Human Resources

Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions
Priority Application Review Deadline
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM003042016

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this position?
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    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Personal Contact: School of Medicine recruiter
    • Personal Contact: IUHP Physician Recruiter
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website
  2. * Are you a dual career partner (your partner or spouse is already being recruited)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. List Of References