Research Assistant II (Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine)

Updated: December 4, 2018
Job ID: 212967
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Research Assistant II to support the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM) Translational Imaging Facility at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland.  HJF provides administrative and management support to CNRM.

The Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM) is a collaborative intramural federal program involving the US Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health and was developed to bring together the expertise of clinicians and scientists across disciplines to catalyze innovative approaches to Traumatic Brain Injury research.  Incumbent’s research efforts will include neuroimaging applications relevant to models of traumatic brain injury (TBI).


1.  Assists in the pursuit of research and making intellectual contributions as a collaborator on small animal research projects involving in vivo imaging techniques, such as quantitative PET, SPECT, MRI, or optical imaging.

2.  Collaborates with other scientific and technical staff in the area of preclinical neuroimaging, and conducts image analysis and image post-processing.  Applies a variety of research software programs to perform normalization, registration, compartmental modeling, voxel-based analysis methods and region of interest analysis methods.

3.  Establish standardized pipelines for image analysis and train researchers within or external to the lab.

4.  Maintains compliance with established laboratory safety and other procedures.  Provide periodic assistance in the acquisition of images and handling of small animals.

5. Exercises technical discretion in the design, execution and interpretation of experiments that contribute to project strategies.

6.  Maintains supplies in the laboratory and keeps the laboratory area clean.

7.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:   Experience with image processing and the application of statistics in the interpretation of imaging experiments.  Previous work with in-vivo small animal imaging particularly PET or SPECT imaging and translational imaging techniques and computer programming skills in IDL, C, and MATLAB are preferred.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  B.S. degree in a scientific discipline plus experience in directly related research in medical imaging.

Minimum Experience:  B.S. degree with 2 to 4 years of relevant experience

Physical Capabilities:  long periods of standing and sitting;

Work Environment:  Laboratory/Office environment

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.