Assistant Research Scientist, Computational Neuroimaging Lab (CNL)

Organizational Summary

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most. Together with our supporters, we’re helping children reach their full potential in school and in life. We share all of our resources freely and do not accept any funding from the pharmaceutical industry.

Job Summary

The Child Mind Institute makes use of innovative MRI- and EEG-based imaging approaches to characterize brain maturation across the lifespan, with a particular focus on understanding the impact of psychiatric illnesses on maturational processes. Additionally, Child Mind Institute is dedicated to the support of open science projects such as the International Neuroimaging Datasharing Initiative ( and the Configurable Pipeline for the Analysis of Connectomes (

Applications are currently being invited for an Assistant Research Scientist position in the Center for the Developing Brain under the direction of Cameron Craddock, PhD. The primary responsibility of these positions is to develop software to automate the preprocessing and analysis of very large scale neuroimaging datasets. Successful candidates must therefore have sufficient technical skills to independently develop software for novel data analysis strategies, as well as perform large-scale neuroimaging analyses with limited supervision. As experience grows, the Assistant Research Scientists will also be expected to supervise junior researchers.

Reporting to the Director of the Computational Neuroimaging Lab, this is an exempt, full-time position located in our NYC headquarters. We offer competitive salary and benefits.


  • Implement novel signal processing, machine learning, and statistical methods in Python and C/C++.
  • Perform analysis on very large fMRI, MRI, DTI and EEG datasets using high performance computing infrastructures.
  • Write journal publications and orally present research findings.
  • Mentor and in some cases supervise junior lab members such as other research associates and graduate students.


  • MS in Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or other related scientific fields.
  • Proficient in programming C/C++ and Python.
  • Strong skills in using data analysis tools such as Matlab and R.
  • Ability to work effectively in a very collaborative and multidisciplinary environment.
  • Knowledge of cognitive and/or clinical neuroscience (preferred).
  • Prior research experience (preferred).

Application Details and Instructions

Click here to apply. Please upload a cover letter and resume/CV as one document in the resume section on the application site. 

Child Mind Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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