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Research Data Analyst

McLean Hospital(MCL) – Belmont, MA

McLean Hospital is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond. Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers. McLean s multidisciplinary programs treat a broad range of psychiatric illnesses across the full continuum of care.
GENERAL SUMMARY:
Interested in applying technical or computational skills to deep questions about the human mind and mental illness? Have a background in computer science or engineering and want to make an impact on human disease while engaging with intelligent, creative colleagues at the interface of neuroscience, psychiatry, and technology?
Join our team under the supervision of the Director of Functional Neuroimaging and Bioinformatics for the Psychotic Disorders Division of McLean Hospital and in collaboration with world-class scientists and clinicians at Harvard University, McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital acquiring and analyzing an array of biological and behavioral data to better understand the causes and cures for severe mental illness, particularly bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Data obtained in the lab include (1) structural and functional neuroimaging, (2) physiological measures, (3) eye-tracking, (4) face/body tracking, (5) mobile sensor and usage data, and (6) an array of clinical assessment tools. In addition to refining strategies for longitudinal collection of each of these data types, this position in collaboration with the Harvard Neuroinformatics Research Group and support technical staff at the Martinos and McLean Imaging Centers requires maintaining and extending data processing pipelines, maintaining and extending databases for collected data, and assorted technical support services (e.g., basic UNIX support, archiving, troubleshooting). The ideal candidate will have experience with MATLAB, UNIX and shell scripts and ideally experience with analysis of brain imaging data, although not required.
Depending on the interest of the applicant, there are also opportunities for this position to include interaction with patients around study recruitment and performing the procedures listed above.
This position is intended for ambitious, focused individuals looking to launch careers applying technical and computational skills to challenging medical and/or scientific problems, particularly in the neurosciences. Ideal for those transitioning to either graduate school (i.e., MD, PhD, or MD/PhD) or industry but seeking academic experience to develop and apply skills obtained during bachelors or masters level work.
All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Responsible for collecting data and maintaining patient information database for study. May be required to input data, do minimum analysis and run various reports. Maintains patients records as part of record keeping function.
  • Maintain and build software tools to ensure optimal functioning of the lab.
  • Monitors and sets up any needed equipment.
  • Maintains inventory and orders supplies when necessary.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.
Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
  • BS or BA in computer science, electrical engineering, statistics or related fields
  • Have strong and demonstrated computer programming skills, including Python.
  • Have solid experience with computational data analysis, including strong UNIX/Linux skills and experience using high performance computing clusters. Experience with cloud computing platforms is also preferred.
  • Candidates should have previously participated in research or performed relevant coursework in image processing, computer vision, statistical or machine learning.
  • Experience with functional MRI is preferred (but not required). Experience with iOS/Android development helpful (but not required)
    Preferred
  • Master degree or equivalent level education in biostatistics, bioinformatics, computer science, data science or other discipline requiring intense data analysis preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in image processing, computer vision, statistical or machine learning.
  • Experience with web technologies including e.g. Node.js (MEAN), Java/Tomcat, Nginx.
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases e.g., PostgreSQL, MongoDB.
    SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills, detail oriented.
  • Ability to methodically record data and to analyze data using MATLAB, Python, SPSS, UNIX and shell scripts.
  • Ability to perform a variety of routine tests and prioritize work.
  • Knowledge of computer programs, databases, etc.
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for data ethics and subjects rights
    Technology Statement:
All employees must possess basic computer skills to use a variety of electronic or online systems for communication, clinical and administrative purposes.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
None
EEO Statement
It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or a condition related to pregnancy including, but not limited to, lactation or the need to express breast milk for a nursing child, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation.
Primary Location: MA-Belmont-McLean Hospital Main Campus Work Locations: McLean Hospital Main Campus 115 Mill Street Belmont 02478 Job: Data/Analytics Organization: McLean Hospital(MCL) Schedule: Full-time Standard Hours: 40 Shift: Day Job Employee Status: Regular Recruiting Department: MCL Schizophrenia/Bipolar Disorder Job Posting: May 31, 2019

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