[Comp-neuro] Job Posting--Senior Data Analyst--DiCarlo Lab

Christopher Shay cshay at mit.edu
Fri Sep 23 22:22:47 CEST 2016


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Brain and Cognitive Sciences
McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Lab of James J. DiCarlo
http://dicarlolab.mit.edu/ <http://dicarlolab.mit.edu/>

To develop and lead an open science framework for a small, but growing consortium of neuroscience research labs that together aim to build computational models of the brain’s visual processing system.  Primary responsibilities are to (i.) develop and perform data packaging and analytics on visual neuroscience and behavioral psychophysics data, (ii.) implement existing and novel computational models of the visual system, and (iii.) build metrics and visualizations that quantitatively compare computational models to experimental data.  The candidate will be based at the DiCarlo Lab at McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT.  He or she will develop and implement standardized data formats, apply computational and statistical tools for data analysis, develop web-based graphical visualization interfaces to display results and present reports/results to the PIs, collaborators, and the research group. The data analyst will also oversee the lab’s local and remote computing hardware resources.   REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science or Software Engineering;  Masters degree in (e.g.) Machine Learning, Statistics, or related field highly desirable; extensive familiarity with and high level of demonstrated competence in Python and Javascript absolutely required; working knowledge of C++ and C# languages highly desirable; minimum of five years’ experience with large-scale data-science activities, including organizing, analyzing, and synthesizing complex datasets to produce readable, informative automated web-based reports; demonstrated competence in modern data visualization tools such as Tableau, R, and D3.js; minimum of two years’ experience with large-scale database design and usage; minimum of two years' experience with building and maintaining a medium-to-large scale web-based application stack; experience with statistical languages/programming packages such as MATLAB (preferred), R, Stata, SPSS, or SAS highly desirable; experience with executing neural network feature extraction procedures on GPUs highly desirable.  Demonstrated ability to partner with colleagues; ability to independently manage multiple projects/priorities while meeting changing deadlines, adapt to new technologies, and present information in a clear and cohesive manner; creative problem solving skills; ability to approach tasks with an eye toward efficiency and reproducibility; excellent written and oral communications skills; meticulous attention to detail; and proactive approach to investigative analysis.  Experience in academic research, particularly computational neuroscience, is highly desirable. 

Christopher Shay, PhD
Lab Manager
DiCarlo Lab
McGovern Institute
Lab: (617) 452-3261
Fax:(617) 253-0104

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