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We are currently seeking an experienced and capable individual to provide administration and operational support of the HCP’s neuroimaging web application and database.� Assuming you are that individual, your coding abilities, communication skills, desire to tackle complex problems, attention to detail, and passion for scale & automation, will all be leveraged to solve the computing challenges presented by the unprecedented scale of brain imaging data collected by the HCP. We will depend on you to develop innovative new approaches, turn them to prototypes, and showcase them to the team as you improve our processes, performance, and capabilities.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the supervision of the of the HCP database manager, you will take a lead role in operation and administration of the HCP team’s web application and database.� The database is based on XNAT (www.xnat.org), an in-house developed open source imaging informatics platform and has been extensively customized to manage HCP-style data.� You will be acting as the liaison between the HCP and the entities depositing data in the HCP database, working to ensure the incoming data is harmonized with existing HCP data.� You will be responsible for maintaining and reviewing data transfers from study sites, managing data relays, preparing data for ongoing releases, and acting as the first point of contact for database operational issues.� You will be automating, improving and correcting flaws in the workflows, optimizing individual workflow components, and improving quality control and quality assurance processes.
Work as part of the database team in the support, administration and continued development of the HCP database system
Manage technical relationships with both external and internal stakeholders in support of data collection, data transfers, and ongoing data releases
Work with internal collaborators and external entities to model study databases
Build tools and scripts to pull data from source systems, transform as necessary, and upload to cloud-based data release systems
Execute and monitor quality control processing routines
Implement processing scripts and pipelines and adapt existing pipelines for use with data received from newer projects
Clean and validate data, resolving issues with data collection staff
Plan, prepare and execute public data releases
Automate processes to improve effectiveness and efficiency
Provide support to scientific stakeholders and technical partners
A degree or certification from a technical school or college in computer programming plus two years of relevant programming experience required. Additional relevant programming experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for required education.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering, or related field plus at least two years of programming experience is required.
A solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in operations support, data structures, automation, algorithms, software design
Experience in Linux/Unix environments
Implementation skills with one or more general purposed programming languages including but not limited to: Java, C#, Python.
Experience with one or more scripting languages (e.g. Bash, Python)
Self-motivated; willing to take ownership of a project and see it through to completion.
Ability to engage and collaborate with scientists, end users, and other research and technical staff in achieving project goals.
Attention to detail, diligence in the checking and validation of data, a strong user support ethic and the ability to deliver the highest, most consistent level of service and integrity
Hands on experience with Java-related technologies
Experience with relational databases and SQL
Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Hands on experience with automation of operational tasks
Continuous Integration/Deployment (Jenkins) is desirable.
Strong knowledge of Systems/Application Design & Architecture.
Knowledge of any of the following is helpful, but not required:� statistics, brain imaging, Velocity Macro, web services, XSD, experience with neuroimaging software (i.e. -� FreeSurfer, FSL), Apache Tomcat or other web application servers.
The hiring range for this position is $56,472 - $73,403 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Radiology Database & Applications Operations & Administration. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Neuroinformatics Research Group (NRG) (http://nrg.wustl.edu) is a multi-disciplinary science and engineering lab in the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine.� The lab’s mission is to develop technologies to better understand the human brain and diseases that affect it.� Our primary focus is on neuroimaging methods, including MRI and PET, that yield insights into the living brain.� We support thousands of users around the world who are developing novel solutions to complex brain disorders.
We work in small, nimble teams as critical technical partners to the scientists we serve. We are currently seeking an extraordinary individual to join our team that supports the Human Connectome Project (HCP) (http://humanconnectome.org/), a $140M research program funded by the National Institutes of Health to discover how the human brain is organized and how it develops, ages, and changes in healthy individuals and those with mental health disorders. Our job is to create the world’s most advanced computing and informatics capabilities to power the HCP.
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