Research Associate, Department of Neurology

Position Objective

this position will support research focused on the application of advanced neuroimaging techniques to facilitate the understanding of sensory motor systems in human disease.  The candidate is expected to work closely in a coordinated fashion with the Principal Investigator under limited supervision as well as assist in training and supervision of various post-doctoral, doctoral and medical students who may rotate through the laboratory. 

Essential Functions

  1. Develop the design and execution of experiments involving functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and design of devices for use in the MRI environment (60%).

  2. Lead effort to write manuscripts describing new research efforts (20%).

  3. Contribute to the development of new grant proposals (10%).

  4. Present research findings at conferences (5%). 

  5. Training and supervision of various post-doctoral, doctoral and medical students who may rotate through the laboratory (5%).

Nonessential Functions

  1. Assist with other imaging experiments and analyses as needed (10%).


Department:  Continuous contact with multiple departmental faculty, staff, and students in order to provide information on research efforts.

University: Continuous contact with multiple faculty, staff, and students across the University and affiliates (UHCMC, CCF) to provide information on research efforts as normal for conducting collaborative research.

External: Contact with external industrial partners as part of conducting collaborative research. 

Students: Continuous contact with undergraduate and graduate students at CWRU. Occasional contact with students at other Universities in order to further research efforts.


Supervise postdoctoral scholars, medical, graduate and/or undergraduate students during rotations in the lab as required.


Experience: At least 2 years of relevant experience in functional and structural brain imaging research is required.   

Education/Licensing: MD or PhD degree required; Background in physics and/or neuroscience strongly preferred.


  1. Fundamental understanding of both physics and neuroscience..

  2. Track record of manuscript and conference publications.

  3. Ability to obtain and retain credentials for engaging in human subject research.

  4. Mastery of written and spoken English

  5. ability to work well with others


Translational research environment includes interaction with physicians, engineers, physicists, and other medical professionals as well as human research subjects in the context of the clinic. May encourage some travel for conferences and special meetings (~2 weeks / year).  May also require occasional overtime as needed for intensive imaging experiments.


Interested applicants should contact:

Benjamin L. Walter, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

Medical Director, Deep Brain Stimulation Program

11100 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44106



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