One RA position is open in the lab of Professor Louis Collins at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University as NIST lab programmer/analyst
Start date: Fall 2019/rolling
Salary: as per collective agreement
Description: The candidate’s main role is to design, implement, and validate image processing, analysis and visualization software written specifically to analyze MRI data for neurological and neurosurgical applications within the Neuro Imaging and Surgical Technology (NIST) Laboratory of the Brain Imaging Center at the Montreal Neurological Institute. The candidate will interact with NIST lab research team to determine software and hardware needs for the lab, produce requirements documents, design integrated systems, graphical user interfaces, build new software and hardware tools, design test suites and incorporate existing software where possible. The candidate will maintain, update and troubleshoot existing software systems used in the NIST lab for image guided neurosurgery and image analysis including our in-house IBIS neuronavigation system and a repository of open-source MINC tools and medical image analysis pipelines developed in-house.
Requirements: Knowledge of linux computer systems, algorithm design and programming, programming languages (C, C++, Python), programming libraries (e.g., ITK, VTK, Qt, OpenGL and/or 3D Slicer), git/github, unix-like build systems (e.g., automake, cmake) and good oral and written communication skills. In addition, preferred skills include multi-dimensional image/signal processing, image-based statistical analyses, computer graphics, user-interface design, networking, and system integration techniques.
Other: In addition, the NIST lab programmer candidate will have the opportunity (if desired) to participate and contribute to specific research projects that may result in first authorship (or co-authorship) on scientific papers that will be submitted for possible publication in scientific journals or presentations at international meetings.
Context: This position fits within an NSERC and CIHR-funded research projects within an open source collaborative software environment.
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