Data Scientist in Neuroscience and Bioinformatics, CAS, Biology

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Data Scientist in Neuroscience and Bioinformatics, CAS, Biology

Tracking Code2208 Job Description

The Lab of Jerry Chen at Boston University is hiring a Data Scientist to be involved in several multi-year BRAIN Initiative-related NIH and NSF-funded projects. These projects focus on understanding cortical computation during behavior by combining behavior, genomics, spatial transcriptomics, anatomical reconstructions, and large-scale population recordings. This person will be involved in helping to analyze experimental data, developing software tools to aid in the data analysis, and helping with data infrastructure and management.

Specific Projects include:

  • Analysis of genomic data
  • Image analysis for in situ sequencing of gene expression (ie. spatial transcriptomics)
  • Automated behavioral training and video analysis
  • Analysis of dense electron microscope reconstructions of neuronal connectivity (ie. Connectomics)
Required Skills
  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Bioinformatics, Neuroscience or related technical field
  • One to three years of academic or professional experience
  • Programming experience in MATLAB, Python, and R is required
  • Extensive background in either genomic analysis, image analysis, computer vision, or machine learning is preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular




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Posted: 2/5/2021
Application Due: 5/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time