Scientific Data Analyst
The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking a Scientific Data Analyst. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary research team (http://scsnl.stanford.edu) on a wide range of studies of human brain function and dysfunction. The successful candidate will assist lab members with neuroimaging and behavioral data analysis, data organization, and management. The Scientific Data Analyst would be responsible for programming and optimizing pipelines for data quality control, imaging data preprocessing and statistical and computational analyses pipelines for large scale multimodal brain imaging data, including but not limited to resting – state and task – based fMRI, diffusion MRI, and volumetric data, behavior data and biological (e.g. hormonal, genetic) data.
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references.
• Work under consultative or self-initiated direction to assess and produce relevant, standard, or custom information (reports, charts, graphs and tables) from structured data sources by querying data repositories and generating the associated information. Distribute and disseminate reports to applicable agencies, researchers, management and other internal end-users.
• Devise methods for identifying data patterns, trends in available information sources using a variety of qualitative and quantitative techniques. Determine and recommend additional data collection and reporting requirements.
• Design and customize reports based upon data in the database.
• Create non-routine databases and their related information summary; develop algorithms and statistical model; and perform statistical analyses appropriate to complex data and reporting requirements.
• Serve as a resource for non-routine inquiries such as requests for statistics or surveys.
• Lead the implementation of data standards and common data elements for data collection.
• Collaborate with technical staff to standardize and systemize routine reports, dashboards, and metrics.
• May test prototype software and participate in approval and release process for new software.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
• Master’s or Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering, computer science, psychics, computational neuroscience, quantitative psychology or related field preferred.
• Proficient with multiple neuroimaging analysis platforms (e.g. HCP Pipeline, FreeSurfer, SPM, FSL AFNI, GIFT)
• Strong programing skills and comfort with diverse computing environments (e.g. MatLab, Python, UNIX/BASH languages)
• Strong background in statistics and statistical software scripting (e.g. R, Python)
• Experience with data visualization
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, finance, statistics or engineering.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
• In-depth knowledge and experience using and applying analytical software, database management system software, database reporting software, database user interface and query software, and data mining software.
• Expert ability to collect data using a variety of methods, such as data mining and hardcopy or electronic documentation study, to improve or expand databases.
• Basic statistical ability.
• Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to manage multiple activities in a deadline-oriented environment; highly organized, flexible and rigorous attention to detail.
• Ability to use logic to calculate data; efficiently construct a database or scrutinize the form of a question.
• Ability to work with data of varying levels of quality and validity.
• Demonstrated ability to produce data in a clear and understandable manner meeting user requirements.
• Ability to work effectively with multiple internal and external customers.
• Ability to take a leadership role on projects and with users/clients.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
• Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
• Frequently sit, sort, file paperwork or parts, grasp lightly, and use fine manipulation, lift, carry, push and pull objects that weigh 10 pounds or less.
• Occasionally write by hand, twist, bend, stoop and squat.
• Rarely stand, walk, reach or work above shoulders and use a telephone.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
May work extended hours during peak business cycles.