Neuroscientist in Brain Connectomics - Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute
West Virginia University Research Corporation

Morgantown, West Virginia

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West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a Neuroscientist in Brain Connectomics (Hybrid) with the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI)

Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute is the premier multidisciplinary institute for patient care, research, and teaching in West Virginia and the region. We celebrated the opening of our new Innovation Center on May 15, 2019. The RNI’s flagship facilities are located on the Health Sciences campus in Morgantown, with more than 1,000 dedicated team members across five departments, patient care units, and research laboratories. Find out more about our outstanding works and contributions today at:

About the Opportunity

The Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute at West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a neuroscientist with specialty expertise in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and tractography techniques related to human clinical research. The Institute has numerous unique imaging and ultrasound capabilities involving several first in human studies. Current research includes the role of MR guided focused ultrasound, transcranial magnetic stimulation, deep brain stimulation and blood-brain-barrier disruption in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, tremor, substance use disorder, dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders. The Institute has invested significantly in the integration and advancement of neuroimaging to provide a unique resource to answer broad scale questions in key clinical areas. The Institute is also poised with numerous global collaborators to share and exchange data and to address larger populations of clinical trials.

As a Connectomics research scientist, you will drive progress with the multidisciplinary WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute’s Innovation Center team. You will be part of an exciting collaborative effort at an R1 institution working towards innovative solutions to advance the science around optimizing brain health.  In this role, your efforts will provide research support related to neuroimaging to the multidisciplinary scientific team in order to advance rapidly evolving work of four year old Institute which has seen exponential growth in publications, grants, and IP for work that provide a foundation to improve lives of people in West Virginia and around the globe.

This position will advance the research and development missions of West Virginia University by providing the necessary scientific and technical skills related to several research projects that are essential to the research activities of the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. 

At WVU Research Corporation, we strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU Research Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to suit your needs:
•    13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
•    PTO 
•    403(b) retirement savings with a fully vested 3% employee contribution match, (Employees have the option of contributing an additional 1-3% of their earnings to the plan, which is also matched by the WVURC) 
•    A range of health insurance and various other benefits 
•    Dependent Education Scholarship
•    WVU Perks and more!!!

What you’ll do:

  • Participate in clinical study design and execution of MRI-based human studies – those of other members of the RNI as well as the develop new ones in conjunction with priority projects
  • Use of state-of-art imaging technology to study the neuroscience of human brain connectivity in health and disease
  • Work independently and/or with a research team to carry out MRI-based studies looking at BOLD signal, tractography and resting state studies used in clinical translational neuroscience applications
  • Data analysis and reporting/publishing of the projects
  • Familiarity with image analytics and working knowledge with technical support teams


  • PhD or MD in Neuroscience, Radiology, Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, or similar science/engineering-related field or expected
  • Two (2) years of relevant experience
  • Clinical neuroscientist with expertise in understanding structural and functional connectivity in the brain
  • Conduct applied human research projects
  • Publishing and presenting scientific reports
  • Experience working on and submitting federal awards (NIH, NSF, DOD)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse populations
  • Ability to create, annotate and maintain detailed research records
  • Working knowledge of scientific research methods and Institutional Review Board policies and procedures
  • Ability to effectively prepare and present information in one-on-one settings in addition to general scientific audiences, customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
  • Ability to effectively prepare and present information in one-on-one settings in addition to general scientific audiences, customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
  • Ability to conduct data analytics and preparation of reports and/or publications

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