Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain is dedicated to fostering the healthy brain function of children across the lifespan with the mission to set and maintain a healthy trajectory for all children toward positive life outcomes through early neurobehavioral and mental health assessment, innovative targeted interventions, informed policy-making, compassionate child-advocacy, and community education. The MIDB’s mission of basic and clinical research in the field of neurobehavioral development is supported by multiple cores including: Analytics, Informatics, Neuroimaging, Human Phenotyping, Translational Neuroscience, Tele-outreach, Neurointervention, Community Integration and Education, and Global Health. The MIDB Analytics Core Research Associate works with the Core to assist with data management and analysis for MIDB research projects.
This position is listed under two job postings. Depending on qualifications, applicants should apply at either the Researcher 4 or 5 level. Please reference Job ID #339854 for the additional posting. Position start date is flexible, but no later than August 1. Please provide references with your application.
Duties and Responsibilities: - Collaborate with investigators and Core directors to operationalize research hypothesis as statistical tests and develop analytic plans to achieve study objectives - Collaborates with investigators in grant development including statistical design of studies and preparation of statistical section of grant proposals. - Collaborate with the Informatics Core of MIDB to align the statistical analysis plan with data acquisition and management. - Participate in regularly scheduled meetings with investigators and Core directors, and other members of MIDB. - Use a comprehensive software library like FSL, AFNI, or SPM for image analysis. - Develops, maintains and modifies statistical analysis programs for in-house use. - Develop, document and maintain analytic data files. - Prepare summary reports and create graphs for manuscripts and proposals. - Write and edit statistical methods sections of manuscripts. - Learn to adapt various analytic tools to a given study. - Perform additional analytic duties as assigned. - Experience in managing software projects in a team using version control.
Required Qualifications: - Master's Degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology, or other fields with equivalent quantitative training. - Proficiency in at least one statistical programming language - Proficiency in FSL, SPM, AFNI, FreeSurfer, or other related software. - Good documentation skills - Experience working within a collaborative research team - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - Knowledge of statistical and scientific research design. - Preferred special knowledge, skills, and abilities - Working knowledge of using R and R markdown. - Demonstrated experience in large-scale data management - Understanding of Unix-based computing environments and experience in using command-line tools - Experience in managing software projects in a team using version control. Some experience or willing to learn genetics analytic pipelines.
Internal Number: 339853
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