Subject: Pickrell Lab Data Scientist Position
I’m interested in applying for this position and am attaching my CV.
With regard to the specific mentioned requirements, I have coded a full up GUI in C++. Admittedly, it’s been awhile since I have done full on software package development. However, in my undergraduate EE program at Carleton University, I met all course requirements that would have allowed me to graduate with a degree in Computer Engineering. This would include classes in structured design, algorithms, databases, coding style, etc. I’ve coded in many languages. I have not yet coded in Python, but from what I’ve heard, it is easier to code in Python than in C++. I could probably pick it up quite quickly.
I work daily in a UNIX environment and have for most of my career.
Likely, the key contribution I could make in the short term would be to redo the basis functions in Treemix so that they can handle space-time distributions. I’ve been looking at various papers and believe I have an idea of how this could be done. It would also be good to add to the way that the data can be visually represented to allow space-time views.
At least at first, I could do this remotely, which would be more workable for me in the short term.
Marnie DunsmoreSan Francisco, CA
[In addition to having two undergraduate degrees, one in Electrical Engineering (with a minor in Computer Engineering), and the other an Honours Degree in Math and Physics, I also have an Electrical Engineering Masters of Applied Science Degree from the University of British Columbia. I was two years behind Chris Hadfield at the Royal Military College of Canada and was one of the first women to graduate. I have more than ten years of work experience as a Silicon Valley analog mixed signal designer. I don't need a job, as I already have a very good one. However, I think it's interesting that the Pickrell Lab didn't respond to my application. I also recently noticed that Pickrell and Graham Coop, Pickrell's friend, are now working on space-time distributions.]