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Scientific Director of the Brain Imaging Research Center

University of Connecticut, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Job Title: Scientific Director of the Brain Imaging Research Center
Job Location: Storrs , CT
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Health sciences, nursing, kinesiology
Psychology
Deans, directors, registrar
Biology/biotechnology/life sciences
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2017-10-27
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description





Scientific Director of the Brain Imaging Research Center
University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut: Scientific Director of the Brain Imaging Research Center

The University of Connecticut invites applications for a full-time, tenure track/tenured faculty position and Scientific Director of the Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC). The salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities will include intellectual leadership and financial management of the Brain Imaging Research Center and active participation in cognitive neuroscience research. The candidateís academic appointment will be in Psychological Sciences, Speech, Hearing, and Language Sciences, or Education, and will include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Scientific Director should be able to demonstrate leadership and collaboration across disciplines, and have a track record of grant-funded research. The Director should be able to articulate a vision statement and a strategic plan for the BIRC to be an intellectual hub, and will be instrumental in building an interdisciplinary MRI research program.

Specifically, the Director will be responsible for the continued development of a nationally prominent collaborative research effort by: 1) promoting funded research in human neuroscience and related fields; 2) the administration of imaging services to the UConn cognitive neuroscience community; 3) broadening the base of BIRC users by mentoring new users, organizing classes, workshops, and symposia on imaging methodology and advanced techniques, establishing partnerships with local and regional organizations, and ensuring that scientists have access to the technical and scientific expertise needed to advance their research; 4); recruiting outstanding investigators and 5) working with the UConn Foundation.

University of Connecticut has dynamic, highly-regarded research programs in cognition and cognitive neuroscience, language, speech, and reading, developmental psychopathology, health psychology, kinesiology, genetics/genome sciences, and others, including the Institutes for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (IBaCS) and for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP). UConnís ambitious program of growth in cognitive neuroscience is housed at a 3,200 square foot, research-dedicated neuroimaging center with a Siemens Prisma 3-Tesla scanner, with facilities for simultaneous and standalone EEG, TMS and tDCS.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Ph.D., M.D., or both, with specialization in cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, biomedical engineering, or related fields. Significant fMRI experience, with a strong track record of funded research and impactful publications, and expertise in techniques relevant to human neuroimaging. Possesses flexibility and expertise to (1) support research across a variety of content areas and (2) coordinate staff to keep BIRC at the cutting edge of neuroimaging. Previous laboratory management experience. Evidence of effective graduate and undergraduate teaching. Excellent communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Evidence of effective graduate or undergraduate teaching of MRI methods. Published research using diffusion imaging, volumetry, susceptibility-weighted imaging, MR spectroscopy, MR relaxometry, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal imaging, EEG, TMS, tDCS, or multi-modal imaging techniques.


Information and Application Process Instructions

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 10-month position. The salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY†

Select "Apply Now" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following documents as a single PDF file:† a cover letter; curriculum vitae; teaching statement (teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.); commitment to diversity statement (broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research, etc.); and names of three references.

For additional information, contact: Inge-Marie Eigsti, Chair of Search # 2018194; Psychological Sciences, U-1020, University of Connecticut; 406 Babbidge Road; Storrs, CT 06269-1020; inge-marie.eigsti@uconn.edu.††

For more information regarding the BIRC, please visit our website at www.birc.uconn.edu.† Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018194)

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.



The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the Universityís teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConnís ranking as one of the nationís top research universities. UConnís faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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