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The Data Analyst C will provide support for managing and analyzing data within the lab of Dr. David Roalf. Our goal is to delineate normal brain maturation and understand how abnormalities of development give rise to psychiatric symptoms. To do this, we leverage advanced multi-modal MRI imaging, behavioral and clinical data.
Data analysts play a central role on large-scale projects within our Section with a focus on understanding brain development and the biological basis of mental illness. Within these projects, the analyst will work in a team environment with a diverse, multi-disciplinary group of faculty and trainees from psychiatry, psychology, engineering, statistics, and computer science. Primary responsibilities with to be curate, manage and statistically analyze clinical, cognitive and neuroimaging data. In addition, the data analyst will be expected to read and review related biomedical and clinical research literature, communicate results to lab members and clinical collaborators, and contribute to writing and editing of analysis and statistical methods sections of manuscripts and abstracts for presentations and publications. The data analyst will be responsible for maintenance of the lab's web page. Due to the collaborative nature of the position, and need to interact with collaborators, the position will require time spent in person in the office. Additional responsibilities will be assigned based on the successful candidate's skills and interests. All analysts within our Section additionally lead independent projects where they co-author manuscripts.
Experience with programming languages like Python, familiarity of Unix platform, HTML/CSS, and biomedical data is essential, and any additional biomedical imaging or bioinformatics or deep learning experience is a plus. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as well as strong organizational and documentation skills, to manage multiple projects effectively and meet deadlines. Experience with managing large and complex datasets is strongly preferred, with the ability to import/export data into or from various formats into standard statistical software.
The successful applicant will join a collaborative research environment and will work closely with clinical investigators in Psychiatry, Radiology, Biostatistics, and Computational Neuroscience.
Bachelor's Degree and 2 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Background in mathematics, engineering, biotechnology, physics, statistics, biostatistics or related field. Active interest in bioinformatics, neuroscience, data visualization, or statistical analysis is required. Experience with programming languages like Python and C++, familiarity of Unix platform is desired, deep learning packages, and HTML/CSS development. Experience with R is preferred. Ability to write clear, concise, and efficient code with documentation. Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills are essential, as well as strong organizational and documentation skills, to manage multiple projects effectively and meet deadlines. Experience with managing large and complex datasets is strongly preferred, with the ability to import/export data into or from various formats into diffusion imaging software. This position is contingent upon grant funding.
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