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Data Analyst C
Job Description Summary
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. http://www.med.upenn.edu/
Responsibilities will include providing image processing and deep learning based data analysis across research projects by developing image analysis pipelines (using Python and deep learning tools), documenting, and maintaining research data files, perform data processing and quality assurance, management of data needed for analysis, and diffusion MRI analysis using software packages (i.e., Trackviz, FSL etc). In addition, the data analyst will be expected to read and review related biomedical and clinical research literature, communicate results to lab members and clinical collaborators, and contribute in writing and editing of analysis and statistical methods sections of manuscripts and abstracts for presentations and publications, as well as maintain relevant portions of the web page. The data analyst will be required to aid in developing and testing a diffusion tool box based on methods developed in the lab. Experience with programming languages like Python and C++, familiarity of Unix platform, deep learning packages and diffusion imaging is essential, and any additional biomedical imaging or bioinformatics experience is a plus. Background in biomedical research is expected. Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills are essential, as well as strong organizational and documentation skills, to manage multiple projects effectively and meet deadlines. Experience with managing large and complex datasets is strongly preferred, with the ability to import/export data into or from various formats into standard statistical software. The successful applicant will join a vibrant collaborative research environment, will work closely with clinical investigators in cancer, traumatic brain injury and autism, biostatisticians, and computational researchers, and will gain a first-hand experience of our diffusion imaging and connectomics program. Collaborators include faculty in the departments of Radiology, Neurosurgery, Neurology and Biostatistics, Abramson Cancer Center and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, among others. Dr. Verma is the director of the DiCIPHR (Diffusion and Connectomics in Precision Healthcare Research) within the Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics (CBICA). Work in Dr. Verma's group focuses on developing methods for diffusion image analysis and connectomics, incorporating novel imaging biomarkers into predictive models to improve personalized clinical decision making for tumor surgery and radiation planning, as well as diagnostic and prognostic markers of autism and traumatic brain injury.
Position is contingent on funding.
Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Background in mathematics, engineering, biotechnology, statistics, biostatistics or related field. Additional experience in biomedical research, especially diffusion imaging. Experience with programming languages like Python and C++, familiarity of Unix platform is desired, and deep learning packages. Background in biomedical research is preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills are essential, as well as strong organizational and documentation skills, to manage multiple projects effectively and meet deadlines. Experience with managing large and complex datasets is strongly preferred, with the ability to import/export data into or from various formats into diffusion imaging software.
Working Conditions Office, Library, Computer Room
Physical Effort Typically sitting at desk or table
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$50,684.00 - $138,391.00
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Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00010509
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