Programmer/Analyst (Project)

Stony Brook, NY
Aug 12, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Analysts & Programming
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Programmer/Analyst (Project)-1702387

Required Qualifications: (As Evidenced by an Attached Resume)

Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, or related field. Computer programming coursework or work experience involving computer programming.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated expertise in Matlab and at least one other common programming language (Python, Perl, BASH, C++, etc.), or sufficient expertise in multiple other languages such that acquisition of Matlab-specific skills will be trivial. Search committee may request to see code written by candidates or assign Matlab programming tasks during interview process. Strong familiarity with linux environments. Coursework in applied math, computer science, statistics, image/signal processing or related fields.

A Master’s degree or PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics or related field. Experience with BASH (the primary pipeline you will be using is written entirely in BASH) Previous experience with analysis of functional MRI datasets.

Experience with python (nympy,scipy,matplotlib,etc) Experience with django web frameworks. Experience with SQL, FSL, SPM, Freesurfer, and/or the Human Connectome Project (HCP) processing pipeline

Brief Description of Duties:

A Programmer/Analyst (Project) position is available in the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Stony Brook University. The successful candidate will be responsible for the analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and other clinical research neuroimaging data (structural MR, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, arterial spin labeling, and so on). Other important duties will involve management of large datasets (>40 TB and growing) and basic maintenance of hosted linux systems. The overall goal of this work, and of the lab, is to understand the neural and molecular mechanisms of psychotic illnesses and substance use disorders. We are an imaging lab, dedicated to understanding mental illness using multiple approaches. The candidate will be working with multiple imaging pipelines, implemented in Matlab, Python, command-line linux packages, and bash. The candidate must be self-motivated and work well in a team environment.

• Execution and implementation of image processing algorithms within multiple processing pipelines.

• Troubleshooting implemented algorithms and user issues related to image processing pipelines.

• Management of large datasets (monitoring disk utilization, rsync, cleaning up extraneous data).

• Testing and developing new algorithms for potential implementation.

• Downloading, archiving, and prepping newly acquired imaging data for processing, which includes liaising with imaging center personnel and research support specialists.

• Contributing to statistical analyses, tables, and figures for manuscripts and presentations.

• Quality control of MRI, and other imaging data.

• Training new lab employees.

Special Notes: FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

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Official Job Title: Programmer/Analyst (Project)
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Psychiatry-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Variable VariablePsychiatry-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: Aug 11, 2017
Posting End Date: Aug 25, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: $55,000-$60,000 / Annual @ 1.0 FTE CWE
Salary Grade: E79