GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: The Harvard Aging Brain Study is seeking a full-time Data Coordinator for a neuroimaging research program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Our group investigates alterations in brain function, structure, and molecular pathology in normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease. This position joins the data processing and informatics team and would take responsibility for day to day database and data management tasks, running and maintenance of ETL pipelines, running of automated quality assurance tasks, and production of bespoke datasets and SQL queries to aid researchers. This role presents a great opportunity for those seeking an entry point into the burgeoning data science field. The Data Coordinator will work with, and report directly to the Data Analytics Manager.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Managing permissions for database access.
Assembling datasets to allow researchers to answer complex research questions.
Assist in the implementation of automated Quality Assurance routines.
Maintenance and further refinement of lab ETL pipelines.
Aid in the testing of new database and data management systems.
Assist in the Storage, organization, and security of large neuroimaging and genetics datasets.
Develop documentation for informatics system and associated tools.
Assisting with data reporting and monitoring for regulatory oversight.
Very detail-oriented and highly organized.
Familiarity with relational databases such as MySQL, SQL server etc.
Competencies with programming/scripting languages, such as MATLAB, Python, or Java.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Must be highly motivated and well-organized, personable, and have good communication skills.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math, or other relevant discipline.
EXPERIENCE: No work experience is required, though 2+ years of experience including expertise with statistical analysis preferred. Experience through coursework or undergraduate/graduate research projects is applicable.
I used to think that you were either a web designer or a web developer. Or maybe you were one of those rare unicorns who did both. But either way, you either worked on the design of the site, or the code that made it work.
And then I started seeing all these job listings asking for “front end developers” or “back end developers” and even “full stack developers.” Um. What the heck is a full stack developer?
As the Web has grown more complex and as more becomes possible on the Internet, developers have gotten more specialized. That means that web development now means a lot of different things depending on what a web developer specializes in. Here are the three main categories:
front end development (the visible parts of a website or app)
back end development (the “under the hood” databases and infrastructure)
full stack development (a hybrid of both). Full stack can apply to a web stack, mobile stack, or a native application stack (i.e. software programs for specific devices)
To understand what each of the web developer specialties (or in the case of full stack web developers, non-specialties) are, we’ve created a guide breaking them all down, along with the skills you need to learn to become a full stack developer—if that’s your thing.
Read on for more insight into what front end, back end, and full stack developers do (and why the lines between them are getting really blurry).
An in-depth look at the top 5 regional hotspots for tech hiring in 2019, including Boston, Charlotte and Denver.
When you think of tech talent hotspots, New York City, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley are likely the first to come to mind. But Silicon Valley’s job market continues a volatile trajectory as today’s tech job seekers, many of whom are millennials, opt for more affordable and inclusive tech hubs to call home.
With the rising costs of rent for not just talent but businesses as well, employers have come to understand how much they have to gain by expanding to lesser-known regions and creating new tech hiring hotspots. Benefits include access to more talent, less hiring competition from fellow employers, lower cost of living which often means lower salary ranges, and more. As a result, tech is moving away from being centrally located in major metro areas and instead reaping these benefits, which only smaller regional cities can offer. Here’s a look at the regional hotspots for tech hiring that will continue to attract more and more of the best tech job seekers in 2019.
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