[Comp-neuro] Head of Neuroinformatics, Dept of Psychology, Harvard University

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Head of Neuroinformatics
Department of Psychology
Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Duties And Responsibilities
The Harvard Psychology Department seeks a highly motivated individual to lead an
integrated neuroinformatics and computational psychology facility that will
serve the Harvard research community and promote innovative collaborations
between psychology, neuroscience and research programs in and outside the
medical community. The main responsibility of the Head of Neuroinformatics will
be to manage a group of staff who will assist and train researchers to use
existing bioinformatics tools, and work with faculty to devise new methods of
analyzing data and querying databases. This group may also be involved in the
development of software tools for data analysis and/or visualization, depending
on the needs of the Harvard community. The Head of Neuroinformatics will also
coordinate with the Information Technology (IT) group and with FAS Computer
Services to oversee the development and maintenance of dedicated computational
neuroscience server(s) and advise on needed IT infrastructure.

Required Education, Experience and Skills
A Ph.D. in bioinformatics or neuroscience with demonstrable computational skills
or a Ph.D. in computer science with a strong interest in neuroscience is
required. Extensive familiarity with and prior experience in the development of
bioinformatics and computational tools is required. Previous management
experience is required. Prior experience in initiating interdisciplinary
collaborations and demonstrated experience in the use of bioinformatics tools
is required. Experience with expression data analysis is required. Considerable
prior experience with Perl, Java, and C++ is required. Experience with
relational databases, SQL, MatLab, and Mathematica is very desirable.

Additional Information
This is a grant-funded term appointment from January 2006 through December 2008.
Continuation of this position is contingent upon renewal of grant funding. No
severance or layoff benefits will be provided at the conclusion of the term.
Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Julie Goodman, PhD
Administrative Director of Neuroimaging
Center for Brain Science
Harvard University
Email only: goodman2 at fas.harvard.edu

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