Computational Science Analyst I

Monday 3rd June 2024

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Organization Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Location 1 Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA
Title Computational Science Analyst I
Closing date Nov 30, 2024
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is currently seeking a Computational Science Analyst with expertise in full stack web development and automation to work on a web portal and posting pipeline for large images for the Brain Architecture Project in the Mitra lab. The candidate should be comfortable working in a Linux environment and distributed/networked computation and be able to participate in maintaining and growing a large storage and compute cluster. In order to understand how brains work, we need to understand their circuit connectivity. After a century of research this knowledge remains incomplete, so multiple research groups are now targeting this knowledge gap to fundamentally advance our understanding of brain function. The Brain Architecture Project is a collaborative effort aimed at creating an integrated resource containing knowledge about nervous system architecture in multiple species. The candidate will participate in an exciting fundamental neuroscience science project, while helping make advances in machine vision/learning in a big data environment using methods that are competitive in both academic and industrial environments.
Position Responsibilities
• Building and maintaining web infrastructure handling large image data for the project.
Working knowledge is required both for front-end and back-end technology stacks, working within a DevOps framework.
Familiarity with Angular, Node.JS, Python and related technologies and languages, working within a Linux environment.
The individual is expected to be able to build efficient, flexible, extensible, and scalable solutions to system administration problems and big data handling.
• Developing and translate algorithms (image processing) that integrate into working prototype code and existing informatics pipelines.
• Maintain and enhance web-based data visualization and annotation pipelines for scalability and reliability.
• Curate and organize data sets of both structured and unstructured data.
Position Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, or a related field.
Proficiency in full-stack web development, with experience in both front-end and back-end technologies.
Strong programming skills in Angular, Node.JS, Python, and related languages.
Experience with Linux environment and system administration.
Familiarity with distributed/networked computation and DevOps frameworks.
Ability to develop and translate algorithms, particularly in image processing.
Competency in web-based data visualization and annotation pipelines.
Proficient in curating and organizing structured and unstructured data sets.
At least 2 years of experience in web infrastructure development and maintenance, particularly handling large image data.
Demonstrated experience in building scalable solutions for system administration problems and big data handling.
Experience in developing and maintaining informatics pipelines.
Prior involvement in machine vision/learning projects in a big data environment is desirable.
Experience working on collaborative scientific projects, especially in neuroscience or related fields, is a plus.
Supplemental Information
How to Apply:
If you are a candidate with excellent organizational, analytical, and communication skills; meticulous attention to detail and commitment to highest quality standards; willingness to take initiative and work independently as well as in a team-oriented setting; and a strong sense of integrity, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Please submit an online application here: Computational Science Analyst I Position 813. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned biomedical research institution in New York. It has shaped contemporary biomedical research and is the home of eight Nobel Prize laureates. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory provides a highly dynamic and interactive research environment and also a unique opportunity of timely exposure to advances in various biomedical research fields and of interaction with a broad range of researchers from all over the world through its renowned Meetings and Courses program. We believe that science is for everyone. We have had researchers with a variety of backgrounds and believe in the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Compensation and Benefits
Our employees are compensated in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our CSHL Benefits sites to learn more. The salary range for this role is $67,600 - $78,000. The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future. When determining a base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., years of relevant experience, education, credentials, and internal equity).

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. VEVRAA Federal Contractor