Research Professional 2, Twin Cities, Minnesota

Created 02/13/2021
Date expired 09/18/2021
Reference 11390842
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Twin Cities
Zip 55401
Salary Competitive
The Developmental Cognition and Neuroimaging Lab is seeking a research professional to assist with the development of web-based tools that integrate neuroimaging databases with analytic platforms and data portals.

A successful applicant must be able to work well independently, also in a team, and to communicate clearly in a collaborative environment with a diverse range of experiences and disciplines. She/he/they should also have familiarity with frontend web development tools/languages (e.g. React), and databases (e.g. MongoDB, SQL).

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Creating, optimizing, and maintaining various code for databases and web-development (45%)
- Coordinating with NOUS imaging to integrate databases with ongoing data collection (20%)
- Developing interfaces that bridge neuroimaging databases with analytic web-based portals (25%)
- Laboratory duties; conforming to the practices and standards established in the lab. Attending lab and computing meetings and other general lab duties (10%)


All required qualifications must be documented on application materials

Required Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree with 2 years of experience OR a combination of related education and work experience to equal 6 years
- Experience with data processing and analysis.
- Job or intern experience in a research environment (academic or industry)
- Sufficient computer knowledge to interface with a variety of database and mathematical software such as Javascript, Python, Neo4j, SQL. Language proficiency is not critical and the incumbent will develop proficiency through coding projects
- Linux/Unix command line proficiency
- Familiarity with web-based platforms, such as flywheel
- Effectiveness in organizing tasks and setting priorities, communicating with others, working efficiently with minimum oversight, interacting constructively with faculty and staff, and the ability to be adaptable, creative, and a quick learner

Preferred Qualifications:
- Master's degree in computer science, engineering, or related field
- Experience with functional or structural brain imaging (i.e. MRI imaging) data management software like XNAT, building medical database software like EPIC, or genomic database construction like UCSC Genome Browser
- Experience in managing software projects in a team using version control
- Strong background in web development
- Proficiency in react, python and/or R

About the Department

The Developmental Cognition and Neuroimaging (DCAN) Lab is located in the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota.

Our work focuses on advancing the understanding of brain development in health and disease. We are an interdisciplinary team of researchers trying to:
  • Understand basic principles of brain functioning across development (i.e. figure out how the brain works).
  • Learn about how neuropsychiatric and other brain-based disorders develop and progress over time.
  • Contribute to the prevention and treatment of brain-based disorders.
  • Engage unrepresented communities in all aspects of academic medicine and research.

To learn more about our lab and current research studies, please visit our website: https://innovation.umn. edu/developmental-cognition- and-neuroimaging-lab/

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.
Employer University of Minnesota

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