Research Data Analyst Junior, Department of Psychiatry
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Research Data Analyst Junior (Department of Psychiatry)
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Neuroimaging Data Analyst Junior
As part of the Neurodevelopment and Psychosis Section in the Department of Psychiatry, The Brain Behavior Lab (BBL) at Penn Medicine and the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Penn Medicine are devoted to the study of brain and behavior using innovative neuroimaging (e.g. EEG, MRI, MRS) research techniques and the application of bioinformatics resources. LiBI brings together researchers in medicine, psychiatry, engineering, computer science, physics and biostatistics to understand brain structure and function, based on functional and structural neuroimaging data.
The Data Analyst Junior will provide support for managing and analyzing data within the lab of Drs. Ruben and Raquel Gur. 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 neuroimaging.
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/.
Data Analyst Junior
The Data Analyst Junior provides support for managing and analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data. Analysts play a central role on large-scale projects that seek to understand 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 include management, processing, and analysis of high-dimensional imaging data. Additional responsibilities will be assigned based on the successful candidate's skills and interests. All analysts additionally lead independent projects where they co-author manuscripts.
The ideal candidate has a Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Engineering, Physics, Statistics, Neuroscience or Experimental Psychology, and 0-1 years of research experience. To succeed in the highly collaborative environment, excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. Program and data analysis skills are strongly preferred, including Python, linux/bash, and R. Experience with neuroimaging tools (SPM, AFNI, FSL) is preferred, but not required.
Background check required. Position contingent on funding.
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Job Location - City, State
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Perelman School of Medicine
$20.00 - $36.00
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