Research Data Analyst | Joy Lab

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Research Data Analyst
Joy Lab

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is seeking a Research Data Analyst I (RDAI) to join the Joy Lab. The lab studies mechanisms of neural repair after stroke; using large scale neural recordings, ethological measurements of behavior, optogenetics and transcriptomics. The successful candidate will work on datasets collected from neurophysiological recordings, animal behavior and gene expression. Primary responsibilities involve developing and implementing machine learning models for data analysis, data mining, data curation and storage in repositories.

The RDA will have significant growth opportunities to develop novel and evaluate existing methods in computational Neuroscience. The RDA is expected to interface with lab members and members of the Computational Sciences team, learn about biological problems and relevant scientific literature, apply critical thinking, contribute to scientific publications, and present at scientific meetings. The role is part of a ladder which includes Research Data Analyst I (RDAI), Research Data Analyst II (RDAII), Bioinformatic Analyst I (BAI), and Bioinformatic Analyst II (BAII). Characteristic distinction from RDAI, RDAII, BAI, BAII includes increased ability to work independently, liaise directly with biologists, develop in-depth knowledge in selected biological disciplines, provide biological interpretation of results and contribute to publications.

Key Responsibilities
Key Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Time Allocation
Skill area: Image processing and analysis. Source extraction, motion correction and data decomposition methods.
Skill area: Robotics and automation systems. Programming and automation of behavioral rigs for neural recordings.

Skill area: Data engineering and data management. Pipeline frameworks, APIs, databases, organizational skills. Evaluate and/or develop novel computational pipelines for neural data processing. Create, utilize, and administrate infrastructure to facilitate data sharing and data visualization (internally and externally through use of GEO, DANDI etc.) Other related informatic tasks.

Skill area: Bioinformatics. Working with sequencing data (fastqs, sam/bam/cram), alignment, transcriptomics analysis, epigenomics analysis, SNV/SV analysis. Processing, visualization, and analysis of single cell RNA-seq and long read sequencing data. Implement and/or validate novel informatic tools for single cell data processing and analysis (such as data integration, embedding, network inference, etc.). Processing, visualization, and analysis of bulk RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, WGS, and WES data generated in-house or available in literature. Other related informatic tasks.

Pay Range: $59,429 - $77,258

About JAX:
The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and nearly 3,000 employees in locations across the United States (Maine, Connecticut, California),Japan andChina. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

Founded in 1929, JAX applies over nine decades of expertise in genetics to increase understanding of human disease, advancing treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease. It models and interprets genomic complexity, integrates basic research with clinical application, educates current and future scientists, and provides critical data, tools and services to the global biomedical community. For more information, please visit.

EEO Statement:
The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 985711

Posted On: Sep 14, 2023

Updated On: Oct 07, 2023

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