Washington University of St. Louis Neurology in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Neurology. The position is located at East Building. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Perform innovative data analyses on neuroimaging and related data. Develop and implement integrated computer software for analyzing that data. Assume major responsibility for software and hardware development, implementation, and maintenance in a neuroimaging-focused, neuroscience lab.


  1. Design, develop, and apply computer algorithms and software for analyzing neuroimaging and related data using FSL, FreeSurfer, Workbench, in-house NIL software, and Matlab. Integrate software into scripted pipelines.
  2. Evaluate and resolve software problems for both existing and developing analysis streams for the purpose of processing and analyzing neuroimaging data. Run neuroimaging data through pipelines and insure quality control of the output.
  3. Maintain integrity of lab neuroimaging and behavioral databases and software pipelines, and coordinate and implement sharing of lab databases and software with outside collaborators.
  4. Maintain lab equipment used during MRI scanning as well as lab equipment used outside of the scanner for behavioral testing. Make recommendations for updating equipment, including servers used to analyze neuroimaging data.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Engineering, Physics, or equivalent.
  • Experience in similar research labs or environments, preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or Biology, but a bachelor’s degree in a different field can be substituted depending on the applicant’s experience.
  • Prior experience in neuroimaging research labs or environments will be highly valued.
  • Familiarity with standard computer programming and scripting languages (MATLAB, Python, C/C++, csh, bash), statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, R), psychological testing tools (Eprime, PsychToolbox) and neuroimaging software packages (FSL, FreeSurfer, Workbench and 3D Slicer).
  • Willingness and ability to make programs useful for researchers with varying levels of computer skills.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $50,294 - $65,374 annually.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Neuroimaging Engineer - Neurology - 41634

Job ID: 41634

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular