Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
We are looking for an innovative and enthusiastic team member to join our multi-university project to unravel the neural basis of causal inference. The project involves collecting high-dimensional neural data that needs to be stored, managed, and analyzed. The data scientist will oversee the initial setup, and continual customization of the DataJoint-based data neural data sharing and analysis platform that will be used by all project members. They will provide robust implementations of existing neural data analysis methods, based on contemporary approaches in probabilistic machine learning, that will be used by all project members and shared with the neuroscience community at large. Furthermore, they will develop new data analysis methods, again based on probabilistic machine learning, that are suitable for the large neural datasets generated by the project. They will present any developed methods at scientific conferences, write manuscripts, and publish them in specialized journals.
This is a term appointment ending on April 30, 2021 with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of related experience.
Master's (or higher) degree in quantitative discipline (computer science, engineering, physics, or similar)preferred. We expect good knowledge of the Python programming language, as well as experience in Unix/Linux. Experience with databases, in particular SQL, handling and analyzing high-dimensional neural data, ability to work well in a team. Additional experience in implementation and use of probabilistic machine learning methods/models is a plus.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52643BR
About Harvard University Medical School
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