Computer Analyst/IT Professional - Neural Data Analyses

Updated: about 18 hours ago
Location: Stanford, CALIFORNIA
Job Type: FullTime

Primary Work Address: Beckman Center, Stanford, CA, 94305-5323


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We are currently looking for a goal-oriented, proactive Computer Analyst/IT Professional to work with faculty and students on neuroscience and neuro-related computational projects for Dr. Tirin Moore’s lab in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University. The Moore Lab focuses on identifying the neural circuits underlying fundamental perceptual and cognitive functions. Their research principally involves studying the activity of single neurons, and large populations of neurons in visual and motor structures within the brain and tests of how perturbing that activity affects neurons in other brain structures, as well as how it affects the perceptual and motor performance of behaving animals. More information about the lab can be found at https://www.moorelabstanford.com/
The ideal candidate will be an adaptable professional with strong technical skills who is excited to support an academic neuroscience laboratory with verifying and organizing large data archives and aiding in the development of software tools to make them readily accessible internally and externally. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who desires to gain more hands-on work experience before attending graduate or professional school.

Essential Duties:

  • Curate and standardize a large database of neurophysiological recordings, including producing data summaries and visualizations (20% of time).

  • Aid in developing and documenting a software package for statistical modeling, especially making tutorials to using the curated database of neural data (25% of time).

  • Document data organization and internal formatting standards for long-term use (15% of time).

  • Develop interfaces for easily accessing and querying datasets (15% of time).

  • Address code bugs and documentation issues raised by end-users of this software (15% of time).

  • Contribute to training sessions for new users of this software and database (10% of time).

Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, optimization, or a closely related discipline is required. A master’s degree would be a plus.

  • Previous experience manipulating data sets is required. Experience with neural data sets is strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proficiency in Python, MATLAB, and C++ is required. Additional proficiency in CUDA and/or SQL would be a plus.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) is required.

  • Ability to analyze and work with custom coding tools.

  • Ability to run research tool and update/maintain their necessary library dependencies.

  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to remain technologically current within the scope of the role.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong organizational, time management, and prioritization skills.

  • Strong attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.

Physical Requirements

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Please Note:

This job description sets forth the job’s principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however.  Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.


HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Primary Work Address: Beckman Center, Stanford, CA, 94305-5323


Current HHMI Employees, click here to apply via your Workday account.

We are currently looking for a goal-oriented, proactive Computer Analyst/IT Professional to work with faculty and students on neuroscience and neuro-related computational projects for Dr. Tirin Moore’s lab in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University. The Moore Lab focuses on identifying the neural circuits underlying fundamental perceptual and cognitive functions. Their research principally involves studying the activity of single neurons, and large populations of neurons in visual and motor structures within the brain and tests of how perturbing that activity affects neurons in other brain structures, as well as how it affects the perceptual and motor performance of behaving animals. More information about the lab can be found at https://www.moorelabstanford.com/
The ideal candidate will be an adaptable professional with strong technical skills who is excited to support an academic neuroscience laboratory with verifying and organizing large data archives and aiding in the development of software tools to make them readily accessible internally and externally. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who desires to gain more hands-on work experience before attending graduate or professional school.

Essential Duties:

  • Curate and standardize a large database of neurophysiological recordings, including producing data summaries and visualizations (20% of time).

  • Aid in developing and documenting a software package for statistical modeling, especially making tutorials to using the curated database of neural data (25% of time).

  • Document data organization and internal formatting standards for long-term use (15% of time).

  • Develop interfaces for easily accessing and querying datasets (15% of time).

  • Address code bugs and documentation issues raised by end-users of this software (15% of time).

  • Contribute to training sessions for new users of this software and database (10% of time).

Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, optimization, or a closely related discipline is required. A master’s degree would be a plus.

  • Previous experience manipulating data sets is required. Experience with neural data sets is strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proficiency in Python, MATLAB, and C++ is required. Additional proficiency in CUDA and/or SQL would be a plus.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) is required.

  • Ability to analyze and work with custom coding tools.

  • Ability to run research tool and update/maintain their necessary library dependencies.

  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to remain technologically current within the scope of the role.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong organizational, time management, and prioritization skills.

  • Strong attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.

Physical Requirements

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Please Note:

This job description sets forth the job’s principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however.  Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.


HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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