Data Scientist/Statistician

Data Scientist/Statistician

(Based in New York, NY or Cambridge, MA – please note that this is a remote position until after the COVID-19 pandemic.)

Cohen Veterans Bioscience is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) research organization dedicated to fast-tracking the development of diagnostic tests and personalized therapeutics for the millions of Veterans and civilians who suffer the devastating effects of trauma-related and other brain disorders.

We are seeking to hire a data scientist/statistician to work on the development of statistics/machine learning approaches for analyzing multi-domain progression in brain diseases, with a focus on integrative modeling techniques capable of combining information from multiple different data types.

This role will involve the development and implementation of new methods, and analysis of large multiomics datasets across multiple projects. Specific applications of interest include the study of progression in Parkinson’s Disease, and long-term impacts of traumatic brain injury (TBI), using genomic and neuroimaging data in conjunction with comprehensive clinical and biochemical assessments and physiological measurements captured by wearable sensors.

 

Job Description

We are looking for PhD-qualified statistician/data scientist with research experience in biostatistics, computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics, statistical genetics, neuroimaging or related fields to work full-time on the development, application and interpretation of statistical models of disease progression. Successful candidates will be motivated and enthusiastic about understanding the neurobiology of brain disorders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct analysis of multiomics datasets for understanding disease progression and identification of patient/disease subtypes.
  • Work with existing models and develop new approaches.
  • Keep abreast of latest techniques for joint analysis of multiple data types.
  • Develop reproducible workflows and analysis pipelines.
  • Assist with design and statistical analysis plans for pre-clinical and clinical studies.
  • Present results at internal and external meetings.
  • Contribute to scientific publications communicating methods and results.

Required Skills

  • Strong technical ability, with background in statistics/mathematics/computer science.
  • 3+ years’ experience applying probabilistic modeling techniques to high-dimensional biological datasets (i.e. n > p), such as electronic health records, RNAseq, methylomics, neuroimaging, whole-genome sequencing data.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and ability to collaborate effectively.

Bonus Skills

  • Previous work on collaborative coding projects, and use of version control systems.
  • Experience with high-performance compute clusters and/or cloud computing platforms.
  • Experience working with Bayesian hierarchical models.
  • Familiarity with latent variable models and causal inference techniques.

 

About Cohen Veterans Bioscience

Cohen Veterans Bioscience is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) research organization dedicated to fast-tracking the development of diagnostic tests and personalized therapeutics for the millions of Veterans and civilians who suffer the devastating effects of trauma-related and other brain disorders.

To Apply

We offer a highly competitive salary commensurate with experience and a full benefits package.

Please visit https://cohenveteransbioscience.applicantpro.com to apply.

Please include resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.  A minimum of three references will be required. 

CVB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Publication Date: 1/19/21

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