The University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry has an opening for a Research Data Analyst to work at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC). The Brain Imaging Research unit's mission is to conduct research to better understand schizophrenia spectrum disorders with the goal of developing therapies to manage and treat the condition and improve the quality of life for patients. This position will assist the principal investigator, Dr. Shuo Chen, with conducting research, collecting and analyzing data for federally-sponsored research projects.
The Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC) is a world-class research unit designed to investigate the treatment and mechanism psychiatric disorders. In the era of big data, the large data consortiums include millions of subjects with complex imaging and genetics data and thus can readily assist our research.
This Exempt, Contractual position offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
This position reports to the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center located on the grounds of Spring Grove Hospital in Catonsville, MD.
This is a Contractual Position.
Responsible for collecting and analyzing data for statistical studies. This position will apply statistical and mathematical models to quantify and interpret research findings.
Acquire and manage data from large consortia with brain imaging and genetics data including UK biobank, HCP, ENIGMA, ABCD and ect.
Perform GWAS analysis on cluster and cloud using bash scripts.
Conduct statistical analysis using Rmarkdown for clinical trial and observational studies.
Program parallel computation for genetics data analysis.
Cloud-based database management.
Pre-process genetics data and imaging data using Plink, AFNI and so on..
Write up data analysis reports.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelors in Biostatistics, Statistics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or field of study related to the research. Preferred Education: Master's degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or field of study related to the research. Preferred Experience: Hands-on experience of programming and data analysis using R, Python, MATLAB, and etc.; experience with large data analysis and management GWAS, PLink, AFNI, cloud-based database management is also preferred. Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.
The Hiring Range for this position is in the mid $40,000s to low $50,000s, commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3308C
Employee Class Exempt Contingent II
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Psychiatry
Job Posting: May 5, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 150701
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