Employment

Thank you for your interest in joining the Goergen Institute for Data Science team. We are currently hiring for the following position(s):

Data Scientist 

Applications are invited for a data scientist to support a new, multi-institutional scientific program studying the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain, with the hypothesis that flow is ultimately controlled by neural circuits, often via blood flow modulations. The data scientist will work as part of a Data Science Core, led by Douglas H. Kelley, Mujdat Cetin, and Jiebo Luo, all in the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Rochester. Also employing two PhD students and part-time undergraduate researchers, the Data Core will provide integrated data storage and analysis infrastructure for the four scientific Projects and the Viral Core that together comprise the scientific program. The Data Core will also build and refine novel data analysis tools and facilitate public sharing of data and software. Diverse and large data will be produced by the Projects, including MRI imaging in humans, two-photon imaging in mice, brain-wide microscopy in mice, electrophysiological measurements in mice, vital sign measurements, computational fluid dynamics simulations, and network simulations of flow and transport through the brain. Key tasks for the data scientist include streamlining existing workflows for data pre-/post-processing and analysis, providing organized and searchable storage infrastructure, developing new statistical and machine-learning algorithms for quantitative information extraction and analysis from multi-modal brain imaging, and linking brain states to CSF flow patterns via artificial intelligence. An MS or PhD in a data-intensive field is required. Experience with imaging, large data sets, and modern ML methods is key; experience with neuroscience or other biological applications is desirable but not required. 

The data scientist will enjoy excellent resources and opportunities for collaboration. The position will be affiliated with the Goergen Institute for Data Science (GIDS, directed by Mujdat Cetin) and will involve frequent interactions with the Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC), making extensive use of its BlueHive computing cluster. The data scientist will benefit from close collaborative links with the four Projects, led by Maiken Nedergaard (University of Rochester), Patrick Drew (Penn State University), Laura Lewis (Boston University), and Douglas H. Kelley. Interactions with PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in the Data Core and the Projects will be direct and frequent. Optionally, the data scientist might take on a research faculty role allowing formal mentoring of PhD students. We anticipate hiring for one year, with opportunity to renew; funds are available for five years. Longer-term career opportunities may also be available (e.g., at GIDS or CIRC). 

More information is available at www.me.rochester.edu/projects/dhkelley-lab.

For full consideration, applicants should email a curriculum vitae and cover letter to d.h.kelley@rochester.edu by September 15, 2022, however applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Apply Today


The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

EOE / Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled