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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#118096 Staff Research Associate I/II

Extended Deadline: Wed 9/28/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/12/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

This position will work a hybrid schedule with part-time in the office and part-time remote work

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/24/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the SRA I or SRA II level.


UCSD Department of Radiology is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, leading-edge research, and state-of-the-art services for clinical and translational studies. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.

Under supervision, the incumbent will participate in neuroanatomical analysis of MRI scans for large-scale, multi-site neuroimaging studies at the Center of Multimodal Imaging and Genetics (CMIG). This includes, but is not limited to, the review of MRI images for data quality for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. The incumbent will assist project coordinators and lab staff in data transfer, database entry and maintenance, and MRI image processing.

The primary responsibility will be detailed neuroanatomic image analysis involving the review of raw and analyzed image volumes, the application of Linux-based software to image volumes, and manual interaction with image volumes as required. Secondary responsibilities include assistance in maintaining database entry of sensitive data related to research participants and the image analysis results; assistance in data integrity evaluation and correction in database applications. Occasional participation in the collection of structural and functional MRI data may also be required.


  • Theoretical knowledge of neuroanatomy/neuroanatomy background or related field typically acquired through formal education at the collegiate level and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to locate neuroanatomic structures for image analysis.

  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and conscientiousness.

  • Familiarity with the scientific method and research design and experience with human subject research.

  • Proficient computer skills including familiarity with a variety of computer operating systems is essential.

  • Strong ability to communicate effectively and accurately.


  • Demonstrated ability to locate neuroanatomic structures for image analysis.
  • Experience reviewing and editing neuroanatomical regions of interest on MR brain images.
  • Experience with Linux and CSH scripting.
  • Experience with Matlab.
  • Familiarity with structural and functional MRI research.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Willing to work in several locations (e.g., Main Campus, La Jolla Professional Building, Sorrento Valley UCSD facilities) including some driving to scanner locations.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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