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Research Data Scientist

University of Minnesota
life insurance, paid holidays
United States, Minnesota, Saint Paul
February 11, 2024
Job ID
Twin Cities
Job Family
Full/Part Time
Job Code
Employee Class
Civil Service
About the Job

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

* Work in conjunction with faculty mentor to determine training agenda. (10%)
* Participate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of a research project. (50%)
* Prepare and present data to study investigators. (10%)
* Author, co-author, and otherwise collaborate on reports, conference papers and journal articles. (15%)
* Prepare postdoctoral fellowship and grant applications. (10%)
* Supervise research assistants and laboratory personnel. (5%)

Job Overview:

Develops computer code for running and analyzing closed-loop neural recording and stimulation experiments. Work with scientists, physicians and engineers to transform complex requirements into software

Assists with administering behavioral and stimulation experiments.

Analyzes, curates, and debugs codes written by other programmers and scientists

Analyzes and integrates existing commercial and open-source software solutions with tailored in-house software solutions

Programs databases according to design specifications of data models using state-of-the-art languages to access databases

Integrates scientific software packages with database solutions

Designs and develops user interfaces to scientific software packages

Develops web- and app-interfaces to scientific software packages

Develop code to control and interact with hardware for running experiments * Implement behavior task logic in code using existing or new codebases

Write, test and troubleshoot scripts for running behavior experiments

Write unit tests and validation functions to ensure that software is working according to specifications

Write well documented code, refactor and document existing code * Manage scientific analysis codebase, address GitHub issues, maintain documentation * Build visualization tools to evaluate data quality and scientific results

*Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.


All required qualifications must be documented on application materials

Required Qualifications:

  • B.A/B.S. with 2 years of experience in electrical engineering, computer science, neuroscience with a strong quantitative focus, or related field or a combination of education and experience to equal 6 years.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with clinical data analysis
  • Experience with high dimensional data analysis
  • Experience with neurophysiological data (MEG/EEG, fMRI, single neurons)
About the Department

More information about the team:

Alexander Herman, MD PhD and David Darrow, MD are the co-PIs of this unique interdisciplinary lab focused on neurophysiological and neuromodulation studies of decision making, with applications to addiction, chronic pain and mood disorders.


Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

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The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.