PROGRAMMER/ANALYST Position at Stanford University

May 23, 2018 6:45 PM | Web Master (Administrator)

Stanford University has an opening for a talented individual  with strong computational and programming skills. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary research team ( on a wide range of studies of human brain function and dysfunction. The successful candidate will assist lab members with neuroimaging and behavioral data analysis, data organization, and management.   We are seeking talented and enthusiastic candidates with a strong background in biomedical engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, statistics, computational neuroscience, quantitative psychology, or related subjects. Stanford offers a highly competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits. Please email a CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Scientific Data Analyst and Programmer responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  1. Program and optimize pipelines for data quality control, imaging data preprocessing, and statistical and computational analyses pipelines for large-scale multimodal brain imaging data, including but not limited to resting‐state and task-based fMRI, diffusion MRI, and volumetric data, behaviora data, and biological (e.g. hormonal, genetic data.
  2. Maintain detailed logs of work flow, generated codes and scripts, and documentation of processes
  3. Create and manage best practices for data organization and workflow procedures
  4. Implement publicly available processing and analyses pipelines such as the Human Connectome Project.
  5. Implement data visualization programs on neuroimaging, behavioral, and biological data
  6. Process and analyze neuroimaging, behavioral, and biological data working closely with other lab members
  7. Work closely with lab members on data requests and system upgrades.
  8. Assist in the creation and maintenance of lab databases, query tools for data mining, coordination of data integration from multiple ongoing studies, and documentation of these tools.
  9. Train other lab members on quality control and preprocessing of neuroimaging data.
  10. Communicate and document all issues and concerns as they arise to PIs and other relevant research staff
Required Qualifications:
  • B.A., B.S. required. Masters or PhD preferred with background in biomedical engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, statistics, computational neuroscience, quantitative psychology, or related subject. Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and education.
  • Extremely proficient with multiple neuroimaging analysis platforms (e.g. HCP Pipeline, FreeSurfer, SPM, FSL, AFNI, GIFT, TrackVis, CONN, etc.). 
  • Strong programming skills and comfort with diverse computing environments (e.g. Matlab, Python, UNIX/BASH languages).
  • Strong background in statistics and statistical software scripting (e.g. R, Python).
  • Experience with data visualization
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a high level of organization with careful attention to detail are absolutely required.
  • High degree of motivation, organization, and self‐sufficiency, although some training and supervision will be provided.
Additional Qualifications:
  • Experience with databases (neuroimaging, biological, and behavioral) is an advantage.
  • Experience with network analyses, machine learning and modeling confer a significant advantage.
  • Familiarity with the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) is an advantage

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