Full-time Programmer/Analyst position at The Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress

The Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress at the University of Los Angeles, California ( is immediately seeking to fill a full-time Programmer/ Analyst II. Responsibilities include programming and optimizing automated data quality control, preprocessing, computational and analysis pipelines for large-scale multimodal brain imaging and biological data.

The candidate should have a strong programming background in one or more of the following areas: engineering, computer science, statistics, physics, and/or neuroscience.

  • Expertise in Matlab is essential.
  • Experience with other data analysis languages (Matlab, Python, R) preferred.
  • Experience with database design and querying highly desired (MySQL preferred).
  • Experience navigating UNIX environment is a plus.
  • Experience with Java script is a plus.
  • Experience with data visualization (d3.js or other) is a plus.
  • Experience in Neuroimaging (or image processing in general) not required but is a plus.

The Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress (CNS) is an interdisciplinary, translational center funded by the National Institutes of Health, and by philanthropic support. CNS has both a research and clinical component.

CNS Mission:

  1. Generate cutting edge research to demonstrate the crucial role of the brain in health and wellness.
  2. Identify brain signatures which play a role in vulnerability to and resilience against chronic disease (including pain, stress-related disorders, obesity).
  3. Identify the role of the gut microbiome, the immune system and genomic factors in shaping and maintain these brain signatures.
  4. Identify differences between the male and female brain in mind brain body interactions.

All MRI and PET imaging is currently conducted at the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center.  The Brain Mapping Center is an internationally recognized leader in functional and structural imaging.   Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center houses a state-of-the-art facility equipped with a 3 Tesla Siemens Prisma system a Bruker 7.0 Tesla instrument, and a Siemens Sonata 1.5 Tesla device.

The successful candidate will typically have a master’s degree, but unusually talented candidates with a bachelor’s degree and several years of relevant experience will be considered.  Salary is commensurate with experience. Start immediately.  A minimum three-year commitment is strongly encouraged.

If interested, please apply at the following link In addition, please send a CV and short statement of your interest, as well as the names and addresses of three references to Dr. Jennifer Labus, at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative action employer that is committed to a climate that supports equal opportunity and respect for differences.