University of Alberta

Imaging Specialist

Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    S100640307D1
Posting Date  -    Oct 29, 2019
Closing Date  -    Dec 16, 2019
Position Type  -    Full Time - Grant Funded
Salary Range  -    $53,288 to $71,948 per year
Grade  -    07
Hours  -    40

This position was previously advertised.  Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

This position has an end date of one year from date of hire and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator and Research Coordinator, this person will be responsible for providing neuroimaging and image processing expertise to the ALS Neuroimaging Research Unit at the University of Alberta. This lab has a focus on brain imaging and multi-centre studies focused on the development and application of advanced MRI methods in ALS. The lab is the central coordinating and data processing hub for Canadian ALS Neuroimaging Consortium. The incumbent will provide guidance and technical support to the lab, including supporting its operation within the Consortium and with other collaborators. The candidate will have strong interpersonal and organziational skills to assist with a range of research activities and provide support to a diverse group of individuals.


  • Follows standard operating procedures to analyze brain imaging data
  • Performs timely quality control on neuroimaging data collected across the network, plays an active role in reporting and documenting quality control results
  • Analyzes and peforms image pre-processing tasks integral to dataset validation such as distortion correction, intensity non-uniformity correction and stereotaxic registration, using remote clusters as a computational environment
  • Follows general industry guidelines to maintain database organization and integrity 
  • Modifies databases (e.g. LORIS) to meet project specific requirements 
  • Participates in protocol development and review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 
  • Assists in data collation and performing statistical analysis
  • Sets up, demonstrates and explains equipment and software usage as per SOPs to researchers and students
  • Consolidates and formats data and materials to assist PI with grant and manuscript submissions 
  • Interacts closely with other laboratory and research personnel on common and related projects 
  • Maintains lab website
  • Performs other technical duties as assigned 


  • A Bachelor Degree in Computing Science, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience or related field
  • Proficiency using MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Proficiency in Matlab and use of distributed computational networks (e.g. Westgrid)
  • Proficiency with brain imaging (e.g. FreeSurfer, ExploreDTI, etc) and statistical (MedCalc, SPSS) software
  • Proficiency with the LORIS web-based database management system
  • Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems and shell commands
  • Experience with image processing for neuroimaging such as automated brain registration, regional segmentation, morphometry and anatomical templates is an asset 
  • Familiarity with version control systems, git, GitHub 

How to Apply

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.