Senior Software/Data Engineer

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7077347

Posted: April 15, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary

Provide high level UX services for large systems. Responsible for expert work; design, develop, manage small-medium projects, teams, programs and resolve problems. May manage multiple projects simultaneously.


Job-Specific Responsibilities

This position is for a senior computer scientist to run a data core unit that will support the efforts of an NIH U19 project focused on the relationship neural activity and behavior. We are seeking a software engineer to work at the intersection of neurobiology and data science on a large-scale project to understand the role of dopamine in animal cognition and emotion. The role will involve working closely with neuroscience labs around the country to build pipelines for data sharing, establish common processing standards and data/metadata storage formats, and create a unified data access portal. The resulting platform will be a critical access point for neuroscience researchers around the world, and will contribute to a growing movement in the sciences toward data sharing and collaboration.
Responsibilities will include: Working closely with labs around the country to collate information on experimental protocols, analysis pipelines, and experimental data in a central database; Developing or adapting data/metadata standards to allow unified storage and access for protocols, pipelines, and data; Creating a web-based portal for easy access to protocols, pipelines, and data; Producing documentation and common standards that allow for continual expansion of the database, including the addition of more data/experiments or the inclusion of additional labs. We are seeking a software engineer to work at the intersection of neurobiology and data science on a large-scale project to understand the role of dopamine in animal cognition and emotion. The role will involve working closely with neuroscience labs around the country to build pipelines for data sharing, establish common processing standards and data/metadata storage formats, and create a unified data access portal. The resulting platform will be a critical access point for neuroscience researchers around the world, and will contribute to a growing movement in the sciences toward data sharing and collaboration.

Typical Core Duties

Function as subject matter expert to frame, scope, and lead multiple interdisciplinary projects using a collaborative approach
Document detailed UX specifications
Ensure work delivery, including accurate estimation, time management, & communication
Advise, assist, and train clients at all levels
Represent the university internally and externally
Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT technical standards, policies and Code of Conduct

Basic Qualifications

Minimum of 5 years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Proficiency in Python and javascript. Experience using version control (git) and data visualization libraries such as Jupyter, matplotlib, ggplot2, bokeh, seaborn, or another equivalent. Engineering background in a technical discipline such as computer science, statistics, math, or data science.
Experience building GUI-based front ends for intuitive data exploration.
Familiarity with Neurobiology data processing tools (preferred), excellent communication skills (will be working as part of a consortium of several labs)

Certificates and Licenses

Completion of Harvard IT Academy specified foundational courses (or external equivalent) preferred

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.


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Job posting number:#7077347
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
Boston,Massachusetts
United States
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