The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota is seeking a Post-doctoral Associate to join the Nielson Lab (https://nielsonlab.umn.edu/) to work on a computational psychiatry R01 aiming to characterize precise biotypes of posttraumatic stress. The position will involve multidisciplinary research projects in the fields of psychiatry, neurotrauma, biomedical informatics and data science. This is a Post-doctoral Associate classification position.
Job duties will include:
Construct datasets from various data sources for mental health and neuropsychiatric disorders, including longitudinal psychometrics, diagnostic measures, biospecimen assays, treatments, imaging and physiology data.
Design and implement data infrastructure; ensure the integrity and security of data, code, and analytical experiments that are HIPAA compliant.
Design, setup and run computational experiments to evaluate and benchmark cutting-edge machine learning algorithms.
Develop and/or implement data-mining, statistical, machine learning, bioinformatics/clinical informatics algorithms on various types of mental health and neuropsychiatric disorders data.
Create documentation for all software, code and experiments.
Write or help prepare publications, grants, protocols and technical reports.
Communicate and present analytical results to other scientists and clinicians at seminars and conferences.
Doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, PsyD, MD, etc.) in biological sciences, computer science, psychology, or related field
Proficient with different dimension reduction (e.g. PCA, t-SNE, isomap, MDS) and clustering algorithms (e.g. k-means, growth-mixture modeling)
Proficient with MATLAB, Python, and/or R.
Experience publishing scientific papers in conferences/journals
Experience working with messy real-world data
Demonstrated/documented strong communication skills.
Experience publishing within neuroscience, psychology, psychiatric journals
Experience in high-performance computing
Experience working independently in a rapidly changing scientific environment
Skills in data visualization
Excellent problem solving skills
Experience with SQL or other database technology
Experience writing code for complex computer programs independently. Please provide a link to samples of your code available online (Github or similar services).
Experience collecting, processing, and analyzing fMRI and/or EEG data.
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