Senior Research Engineer

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Mountain View, CA
100% FTE, 1 year appointment
April 17 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Senior Research Engineer

The Sean N Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University is a world-renowned, fast-growing team in the Stanford School of Medicine. Our vision is to find the causes and cures of allergy and asthma through innovative science and compassionate care.  

Under the direction of the Sean N Parker Center Director, the Sr. Quantitative Research Scientist will be responsible for the analytical group at the Center, the design, oversight and conduct of statistical and bioinformatic analyses in a growing program of implementation, dissemination and evaluation of allergy and asthma research and quality improvement projects. Working in a capacity which requires a Ph.D. in computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, or related field, the Sr. Quantitative Research Scientist is involved directly in the execution and design of a program of research activities in support of the Director. His or her primary purpose is to assist the Director in attaining the goals of the program of research by overseeing and supporting all quantitative analytic activities. 

Duties include:

  • Overseeing personnel in the analytical group at the Center,
  • Planning statistical and bioinformatic analyses
  • Conducting statistical and bioinformatics analyses
  • Overseeing the management of databases
  • Writing grants and manuscripts
  • Working directly with the Director of the Center to achieve the overall goals of research

* - Other duties may also be assigned




  • Ph.D. in computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, or related field
  • Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles of above fields
  • Five years of experience in the field or related field or equivalent
  • Strong analytical skills, excellent judgment, and demonstrated excellence, innovation and productivity in research
  • Excellent organizational and management skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately and record thoroughly and within timelines
  • Experience supervising analytic staff including training, mentoring and coaching
  • Ability to independently oversee and direct the data analysis of multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience developing and writing grant proposals and manuscripts
  • Successful publication record


  • Experience in implementation science
  • Project management skills
  • Database storage management skills


  • PhD-level understanding of scientific principles

“Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.”

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