The Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Core at Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine is seeking a full-time Research Scientist. Led by Dr. Sarah Shultz and Dr. Longchuan Li, the Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Core studies the development of structural and functional brain networks in infants at low- and elevated-likelihood for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

We are looking for a candidate with a Masters or Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, computer science/computer engineering, bioinformatics or related fields. Successful candidates will also have substantial coding experience in MATLAB, Python, and/or Linux bash scripting. Expertise in MR image processing, particularly analysis of infant MRI data, graph-theoretic network analysis, and brain tissue segmentation is preferred.

The candidate will have the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team of MRI scientists, engineers, developmental neuroscientists, and clinical psychologists and attend national or international conferences/workshops. Primary responsibilities will include developing processing pipelines for structural, diffusion and resting-state functional MRI data in infants and developing algorithms for graph-theoretic analyses and brain tissue segmentation. The Research Scientist will also assist with technical aspects of lab infrastructure, mentoring trainees, and assisting with preparation of grants and manuscripts.

The initial term of the position is two years, with the possible of extension contingent on the availability of funding.

Application Information

Application review will begin 12/1 and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit:

  1. Cover letter (no more than 2 pages) articulating fit for the position
  2. CV
  3. Names and contact information for three references

to Dr. Longchuan Li (