The developmental biology laboratory of Dr. Jennifer Zallen at Sloan Kettering Institute studies how mechanical forces generate the diverse structures of the different tissues and organs in the body. We use biophysical approaches to analyze and manipulate forces in the embryo, live imaging and quantitative image analysis tools to visualize how forces influence cell behavior, and genetic and cell biological approaches in model organisms to identify the molecular machinery that controls these dynamic processes. The long-term goal of this research is to leverage this information to build, repair, and regenerate tissues to treat human disease. More information can be found at the following website: www.hhmi.org/scientists/jennifer-zallen
About the Computer Analyst role:
We are seeking an interactive, creative, and highly motivated researcher to assist in the design and implementation of custom automated and semi-automated computational tools to analyze cell behavior in living embryos. Both entry-level candidates and more experienced candidates are welcome to apply. You will have an opportunity to work with an interactive, multidisciplinary team of scientists and you will receive ample guidance to ensure your success in this role.
What we provide:
A competitive compensation package with comprehensive health and wellness benefits
Flexibility for a hybrid (on-site/remote) work schedule
Training and ongoing skill building around image analysis and microscopy
Opportunities to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and contribute to research publications
Career mentorship to foster professional growth
What you’ll do:
Design and implement custom automated and semi-automated computational tools to analyze cell dynamics in time-lapse movies
Work closely with senior scientists, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students to develop new metrics
Assist in improving analysis pipelines and guiding lab members in the use of computational methods
Depending on interest, there are opportunities to participate in all aspects of the research, including confocal microscopy
What you bring:
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, biology, mathematics, physics, engineering, or equivalent experience with image analysis methods and programming
Strong skills and experience in programming with Python
Familiarity with open-source image analysis software and available tools such as ImageJ/Fiji or CellProfiler
Willingness to learn about deep learning frameworks and multi-dimensional image viewers such as Napari
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, documentation, and written/oral communication skills.
Enthusiasm for learning new approaches and a passion for teaching and helping others
Please include a list of three (3) professional references with contact information (names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses) as part of your application.
The salary for this role in the city of New York is $62,330 (minimum) - $77,900 (midpoint) - $101,315 (maximum)
HHMI’s salary structure is developed based on relevant market data. HHMI considers a candidate’s education, previous experiences, knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as internal equity when making job offers. Typically, a new Computer Analyst is compensated between the minimum and the midpoint of the salary range.
Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).
Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.
This job description sets forth the job’s principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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