Senior Data Engineer, Neuropsychiatry Department
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Posted Job Title
Senior Data Engineer (Neuropsychiatry Dept.)
Job Profile Title
Data Analyst Senior
Job Description Summary
Senior Data Engineer
The Lifespan Informatics and Neuroimaging Center (PennLINC, www.pennlinc.io) is part of the Department of Psychiatry, the Neurodevelopment & Psychosis Section, and the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI). Our goal is to delineate normal brain maturation and understand how abnormalities of development give rise to psychiatric symptoms. To do this, we leverage large-scale studies of advanced multi-modal MRI imaging. The senior data engineer will provide lead multi-disciplinary data analysis efforts.
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. http://www.med.upenn.edu/
Senior Data Engineer
Ted Satterthwaite and the Penn Lifespan Informatics and Neuroimaging Center (PennLINC, www.pennlinc.io) are seeking to recruit a senior data engineer. This job requires substantial experience with highly specialized neuroimaging tools, experiments, and analytics. The applicant will be expected to innovate and apply novel methods that are on the cutting edge of a rapidly moving field.
Responsibilities will include: developing and applying advanced data analysis techniques, leading international software collaborations, developing and maintaining imaging processing pipelines and maintaining them with an international user base, applications to large-scale datasets, and supervising staff and trainees. This position will involve working as part of a highly-interdisciplinary research team that includes experts in diverse fields such as neuropsychiatry (Raquel E. Gur; director of LiBI and UPenn Neuropsychiatry), neuropsychology (Ruben Gur; director of BBL), network theory (Danielle S. Bassett), multivariate pattern analysis (Christos Davatzikos), imaging statistics (Taki Shinohara), reward neuroscience (Dan Wolf), and cognitive neuroscience (David Roalf). To work effectively in this highly collaborative environment, the applicant must have superior communication, language, and writing skills.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of four years of data analyst experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Advanced professional discipline (Master's or Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree) preferred. Experience in software design, biomedical, or psychological research, or data science is essential. Extensive experience with diverse programming and analysis languages including Python, R, shell (linux/unix/bash) is necessary, along with facility with learning new technical skills independently. Extensive experience with specialized neuroimaging tools (AFNI, FSL) is strongly preferred.
Background check required. Position contingent on funding.
Office, Library, Computer Room.
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$72,837.00 - $205,981.00
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