Rush University Medical Center  Research Engineer, Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title: Research Engineer, Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center

Department: Alzheimer Disease Center

Shift: 1st

Full/Part: Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)

Specialty: Alzheimer's Disease

Job Number: 2018-3211

Job Description:

At Rush University Medical Center, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. We are revitalizing our medical centers with an emphasis on productivity, transparency and accountability. Are you looking to be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research here at Rush University Medical Center?

If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the Research Engineer position with the Alzheimer Disease Center for Research.

Position Highlights:

Responsible for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data processing in aging research within the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Apply advanced image processing techniques on brain MRI data from a large aging cohort.

  • Perform MRI quality control tests on data already collected on phantoms and human subjects.

  • Document image processing procedures and results.

  • Work closely with physicists, engineers, computer scientists, biostatisticians, neurologists, neuropsychologists, computational neuroscientists on imaging projects on aging.

  • Support manuscript and grant-writing efforts.

  • Facilitate data sharing with scientists within and outside of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

Position Qualifications Include :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Medical Physics or related discipline.

  • Strong programming skills.

  • Excellent communication and analytical skills.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage own work.

  • A clear interest in collaborative, multidisciplinary teamwork.

  • Highly-motivated, enthusiastic.

  • Detail-oriented.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Experience in neuroimaging with MRI is a plus.

Company Highlights:

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush's 14-story hospital Tower is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, and is the symbol of a philosophy-an evolution in the delivery of patient-centered care.

  • Rush offers a competitive salary, valuable healthy living benefits to include: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future. Whether you’re saving for retirement or a child’s education, Rush offers benefits to help you make the most of your money…now and in the future.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.