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POSITION SUMMARY: We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Data Architect to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and analyzing large sets of multi-omics data with a focus on human brain aging. They will work closely with the research team to identify patterns and correlations in the data related to brain aging, develop and implement data analysis pipelines and workflows, generate visualizations and reports, and contribute to the development of predictive models and algorithms. The Data Architect will be responsible for developing and adapting data collection and analysis methods, identifying, and resolving data quality issues, and collaborating with various stakeholders. They will need to have a PhD or master's degree in a relevant field, strong programming skills, experience with data management systems and visualization tools, and excellent communication and presentation skills. This position is a three-year fixed-term appointment, with possibility of renewal based on programmatic need and funding availability, with a primary work site on Stanford University's main campus.
CORE DUTIES: * Collect, manage and clean datasets. * Manage and analyze large sets of data from various sources, including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. * Employ new and existing tools to interpret, analyze, and visualize multivariate relationships in data. * Create databases and reports, develop algorithms and statistical models, and perform statistical analyses appropriate to data and reporting requirements. * Use system reports and analyses to identify potentially problematic data, make corrections, and determine root cause for data problems from input errors or inadequate field edits, and suggest possible solutions. * Develop reports, charts, graphs and tables for use by investigators and for publication and presentation. * Analyze data processes in documentation. * Collaborate with faculty and research staff on data collection and analysis methods. * Provide documentation based on audit and reporting criteria to investigators and research staff. * Communicate with government officials, grant agencies and industry representatives.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, finance, statistics or engineering.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: * Substantial experience with MS Office and analytical programs. * Strong writing and analytical skills. * Excellent communication and presentation skills. * Ability to prioritize workload.
* PhD or Master's degree in a relevant field such as data science, bioinformatics, computational biology, or statistics * Strong programming skills, including experience with R or Python * Experience with multi-omics data analysis and/or experience with brain aging research * Strong understanding of statistical methods and machine learning techniques * Experience with data management systems such as SQL, NoSQL, and Hadoop * Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau, Power BI, and Excel * Experience with HPC and cloud computing platforms such as AWS or Azure is a plus
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*: * Frequently grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds. * Occasionally stand/walk, sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp forcefully. * Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
WORKING CONDITIONS: * May work extended or non-standard hours based on project or business needs. Occasional local travel may be required. * Some work may be performed in a laboratory setting. * May be exposed to Allergens/Biohazards/Chemicals, confined spaces, unusual work hours or routine overtime and/or inclement weather.
WORK STANDARDS: * Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations. * Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. * Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
The expected pay range for this position is $64,000 to $93,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
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The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
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