There are new research assistant positions available in the Brain Imaging and Informatics Lab (BIL). BIL is affiliated with the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine. On-going research projects in BIL are funded by federal grants the Department of Defense (Gulf War Illness, Alzheimer’s Disease) or National Institute of Aging (Aging Brain) and are performed collaboratively by a multidisciplinary team of investigators (Imaging, Image Analysis and Neuroscience) from Boston University School of Medicine, Boston University School of Public Health, Baylor College of Medicine, Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical/HMS, MGH, Samsung Medical Center, UMASS-Lowell, Georgetown university, and Nova Southeastern University. The successful applicant will be responsible for following:

Graduate students:

We are currently looking for students who are interested in scientific research and we have two project openings for this semester. The first project involves developing/optimizing an in-house machine learning pipeline using TensorFlow in the Linux environment (Familiarity in TensorFlow is required). The other project involves building user-friendly GUI in the Linux environment for an in-house medical image processing pipeline. More detailed qualifications are listed below:

  • The ideal candidate is a professional, independent, proactive team worker with strong problem solving and communication skills.
  • Strong fluency with Python, C++, 2D/3D data visualizationand cloud computing (e.g., AWS).
  • Familiarity with MATLAB is a plus but not required.
  • Familiarity with biomedical research and/or medical image processing concepts.

Undergraduate students: 

The RA will be responsible for analyzing and processing multi-modal dataset combining neuroimaging (MRI) data, nutrition scores, blood markers, and clinical markers. In this position, the successful applicant will have an opportunity to learn how to utilize cutting edge computational brain mapping techniques to build computational model for studying aging of brain. Depending on one’s performance, the successful applicant will have an opportunity to participate in manuscript writing and preparation of scientific material at national and international meetings. This would be an ideal position for pre-med students who wish to build a strong background in scientific research. Previous RAs have been able to work with multidisciplinary teams and publish their research on impactful journals.

We seek highly motivated individuals with backgrounds in python, Linux shell scripting, MATLAB and neuroscience. Research experience (publications) in neuroscience is encouraged but not required. The successful candidates in this position can be promoted to a student employee in BIL.

Contact information: 

Students who are interested in applying to work at the BIL are welcome to email their CV or résumé to Jasmine Cheng (chiahsin@bu.edu).