Research Data Analyst 1

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Research Data Analyst 1

Stanford University is seeking a Research Data Analyst 1 (2 Year Fixed Term) to manage and analyze large amounts of information, typically technical or scientific in nature, under the direction of project researchers, investigators, or managers.

Overall responsibility

Collaborate on short- and long-term independent scientific projects to support the research objectives of the lab. Utilize engineering and programming skills to design and develop mathematical models for RNA folding and computational tools for predicting and visualizing RNA structure, protein binding and function. Analyze experimental data, address methodological problems in experimental protocols and results. Prioritize and organize workflow and in optimize experimental design structure, methodologies and analysis of results.

Research background and goals

RNA is unique among all biomolecules as it can be both information-storing and enzymatic. These features are tightly linked to its structure, in which base-pairing interactions give rise to a highly folded macromolecule. Indeed, in addition to the genetic code, which specifies the composition of proteins, we now know there is a secondary layer of information encoded in every transcript in the form of RNA structure that can regulate processes as diverse as splicing, localization, and translation efficiency. Recent genome-wide association and biochemical studies have linked multiple diseases, including cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, to changes in RNA structure and RNA binding proteins and their interactions. The project is first focused on developing new methodologies and mathematical models for RNA folding to answer fundamental and unresolved questions on the RNA-based regulation in gene expression and disease. From there it expands to RNA-protein interactions and downstream functional consequences.

Characteristic duties

  • Develop and apply algorithms for analysis of large-scale biological data related to RNA folding and interactions
  • Design systematic experimental libraries that can provide the needed experimental data
  • Develop mathematical models for RNA structure incorporating empirical data
  • Hypothesis testing using statistical concepts
  • Utilize algorithms such as classification, regression and clustering to answer diverse research questions
  • Work closely with collaborators and lab members on high-throughput sequencing analysis
  • Enable collaborators and team members to run scripts effectively
  • Perform ad hoc data analysis and data modeling tasks
  • Exploratory projects related to RNA structure modeling

  • - Other duties may also be assigned.


  • Bachelor/Masters in Mathematics, Engineering, or Computer science
  • Proficiency in Python, Unix/Linux OS, Git, Matlab
  • Strong mathematics and modeling background
  • Knowledge of statistical tests and machine learning algorithms
  • Data visualization in Python using Plotly/Matplotlib
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of conveying technical information in a clear and thorough manner, fast learning skills
  • Ability to work with team members and collaborators in a fast-paced setting.


  • Bachelor`s degree or a combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, finance, statistics or engineering.


  • Substantial experience with MS Office and analytical programs.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills.
  • Ability to prioritize workload.


  • Sitting in place at computer for long periods of time with extensive keyboarding/dexterity.
  • Occasionally use a telephone.
  • Rarely writing by hand.

  • - 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 his or her job.


  • Some work may be performed in a laboratory or field setting.


  • 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,

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Published 2022-02-26

Stanford University looks for a Research Data Analyst 1 in Stanford, CA location.

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