University of California Los Angeles
United States

UCLA Faculty Position: MRI Technology and Analysis Core Director

Job #JPF05943
  • David Geffen School Of Medicin - PSYCHIATRY/BIOBEHAVIORAL SCI

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 14th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Mar 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Mar 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA seek to hire a full-time faculty member in the Professor-in-Residence series, at the advanced Assistant, Associate or early Full Professor level, to serve as the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology and Analysis Core Director in the Center for Cognitive Neurosciences (CCN). The successful applicant will take a leadership role in creation and development of an MRI analysis core, and will work with faculty active in MRI research from across the campus to develop and implement cutting-edge analysis approaches.

The CCN has a research-dedicated Siemens Prisma MRI, as well as several EEG, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIFUP) device that are open for use by the UCLA imaging community. The candidate will be responsible for technical direction of the MRI, including overseeing MRI safety and image quality as well as the ability to troubleshoot and identify problems. The candidate will also train students and colleagues in MRI analysis, oversee staff to provide analysis resources for faculty, and keep fully abreast of the latest MRI analysis approaches in structural MRI, functional MRI, and DTI such as network analysis, deep learning, etc. This position requires daily interaction with MRI investigators across campus and thus requires outstanding interpersonal skills and a strong record of successful collaborations with multiple investigators. As a faculty member, the candidate will have their own research program and will be able to mentor graduate students in several programs including the Interdepartmental Program in Neuroscience.

The candidate should have substantial experience in MRI technology, acquisition and data analysis including a background or demonstrated knowledge in physics or engineering, with a terminal degree (Ph.D., M.D., D.Phil. or equivalent degree) in any field that includes MRI acquisition and analysis expertise. All applicants must provide evidence of scholarly impact through publications, history of federal grant funding, excellence in teaching, and strong oral and written communication skills. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Demonstration of a strong commitment to diversity in research and education is required.

To apply, submit i) curriculum vitae, ii) a statement of research accomplishments and future plans, iii) a statement of teaching, clinical activities, interests and expertise, iv) a statement describing contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion,* and v) three letters of recommendation to the UC Recruit application portal.

(*Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

Contact Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D., for additional information about the position at Initial application review will begin 11/1/20 and continue until the position is filled.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, California


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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