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Data science (especially topology position at The Henry M. Jackson Foundation

THE HENRY M. JACKSON FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MILITARY MEDICINE

Position Description
Data Scientist

Position No: FLSA Status: Exempt
Grade: EEO Category/Job Group:

JOB SUMMARY We are seeking a Data Scientist to join the Austere environments Consortium for Enhanced Sepsis Outcomes (ACESO). ACESO aims to identify host-based markers capable of accurately diagnosing and prognosing patients with severe infections in austere settings and transitioning those markers to point-of-care assay platforms. The Data Scientist is responsible for analyzing complex data and developing insights through the use of statistical models, data mining, and data visualization techniques.

This position is based at The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) in Bethesda, Maryland, although alternate arrangements will be considered. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services for the worldwide ACESO program.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: 95% of time

1. Analyzes complex datasets including RNA sequence data, proteomic, phosphoproteomic, and metabolomics data. Applies advanced statistical and predictive modeling techniques and data visualization approaches. Develops innovative approaches to answer research questions.

2. Integrates and prepares large datasets, develops specialized database and computing environments as needed.

3. Provides subject matter expertise as needed, including recommendations on data collection and integration.

4. Communicates results on a regular basis with the science team and key stakeholders, and prepares presentations and reports as needed.

5. Performs other duties as required.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 Experience with complex datasets
 Proficiency in statistical analysis, forcasting/predictive analytics, and algorithm optimization.
 Experience with data mining/pattern recognition approaches; experience with topological data analysis preferred
 Strong programming skills
 Able to develop solutions to loosely defined problems
 Able to communicate effectively

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD in mathematics, statistics, computer science or related field. At least 2 years relevant experience.

Physical Capabilities: Extended periods of sitting

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: n/a

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: May provide guidance to junior analysts

Work Environment: Office or laboratory environment

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources

Two postdoc positions in Aberdeen

Dear Topologists,

The Institute of Mathematics in Aberdeen is now advertising two postdoctoral positions funded by an EPSRC grant obtained by myself. The project is entitled “Topological Analysis of Neural Systems”. It is a collaborative and interdisciplinary project by its very nature, and aims to apply the powerful tools of algebraic topology to questions in neuroscience. A summary of the project can be found on the EPSRC website.  A large part of the project will be carried out in collaboration with the Blue Brain Project at EPFL, led by neuroscientist Henry Markram, and the Laboratory for Topology and Neuroscience led by Kathryn Hess. The post in Aberdeen is funded for 3 years, and will include a generous travel and equipment budget. Work on this project will involve both theoretical and applied topology. Start date is 1st September 2017, but a later start date may be negotiated. 

The first position is intended for a person holding a PhD in algebraic topology with a strong interest in studying and applying theoretical and computational tools of algebraic topology to neuroscience, and other relevant subjects. Experience in computations and/or applied algebraic topology would be an advantage but is not a requirement. Basic training in neuroscience and in computational topology will be available if necessary.

This post is currently advertised at  https://www.abdnjobs.co.uk/vacancy/research-fellow-310013.html with closing date 4th May 2017. 

The second post is intended for either a computer scientist or a mathematician with a strong background in high level coding, who is interested in applying their skill to computational and applied algebraic topology in the context of the project. While this post is not formally advertised yet (it will be in two weeks), all applications for the post already advertised will be considered for both positions.

Informal inquiries are very welcome. Please email r.levi@abdn.ac.uk

Best wishes, Ran