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Lead Neuroimaging Software Developer

Boys Town National Research Hospital Omaha, NE
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Boys Town has a broad mission of saving children and healing families, which includes more than 40 research labs focused on supporting our outstanding educational and clinical programs. A leading area of our research is the Institute for Human Neuroscience (IHN), which is revolutionizing child and adolescent brain research through cutting-edge MRI, MEG, and OPM imaging technologies. The IHN stands as the global leader in scientific publications leveraging MEG technology and is the preeminent research institution in the United States for federally funded MEG studies. Moreover, it is the sole institution worldwide equipped with two state-of-the-art MEG Neo systems. To further bolster our expanding research endeavors, Boys Town is introducing the position of Lead Neuroimaging Software Developer to our team. If you're interested in becoming an integral part of our globally renowned organization and contributing to groundbreaking research, we want to hear from you. In this role, you will collaborate closely with the research team to enhance software performance within our High-Performance Computing (HPC) environment. We are seeking an individual with strong leadership skills and the ability to chart a path toward success.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

  • Develops and maintains software tools and pipelines for processing and analyzing neuroimaging data from various modalities such as MEG, MRI, fMRI, PET, and OPM.

  • Collaborates with researchers, clinicians, and other developers to identify and implement optimal approaches for neuroimaging data processing and analysis.

  • Leverages existing neuroimaging software packages and libraries such as Matlab, SPM, FSL, FreeSurfer, AFNI, Brainstorm, BESA, or MNE in the development of custom tools and pipelines.

  • Optimizes software tools and pipelines for high-performance computing using parallel processing, GPU programming (CUDA, OpenCL), and distributed computing frameworks.

  • Applies data analysis techniques, including signal processing, time-series analysis, and statistical modeling, to process and interpret neuroimaging data.

  • Utilizes machine learning frameworks and libraries (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch, scikit-learn) to develop advanced analysis and prediction models for neuroimaging data.

  • Employs best practices in software development, such as version control (e.g., Git), unit testing, and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines, to ensure the development of reliable and maintainable software.

  • Stays up-to-date on the latest advancements in neuroimaging, data analysis, and software development technologies, and contribute to the ongoing improvement of our tools and pipelines.

  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with team members, researchers, and clinicians to address specific requirements and challenges in the project's research area.

  • Assesses personal workload and adjusts priorities to help others. Oversees daily activities of the Software Development staff.

  • Runs monthly team meetings.

  • Manages and assigns special projects to individuals or groups on the Software Development team.

  • Conducts assessments, provides learning recommendations and facilitates training.

  • Assesses the performance of staff and offers guidance when needed.

  • Participates in the performance-based evaluation process by providing feedback to management.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Proficiency in programming languages commonly used in neuroimaging, such as MATLAB, Python, R, and C/C++.

  • Strong foundation in data analysis techniques, including signal processing, time-series analysis, and statistical modeling.

  • Familiarity with machine learning frameworks and libraries (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch, scikit-learn) and experience in applying machine learning techniques to neuroimaging data.

  • Knowledge of best practices in software development, such as version control (e.g., Git), unit testing, and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.

  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, and teamwork skills for effective collaboration with researchers, clinicians, and other developers.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, or a related field required.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in software development, with a focus on neuroimaging data processing and analysis required.

  • Experience with widely used neuroimaging software packages and libraries, such as MATLAB, SPM, FSL, FreeSurfer, AFNI, Brainstorm, BESA, or MNE required.

  • Experience with high-performance computing, parallel processing, GPU programming (CUDA, OpenCL), and distributed computing frameworks required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree preferred.

  • Familiarity with the specific research area, such as cognitive neuroscience, clinical applications, or neurodevelopment preferred.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

Date Posted February 13, 2024
Date Closes March 14, 2024
Requisition REQ-2023-2585
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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