Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Sr. Biocuration Scientist (Scientific Data Curator 3)
Job Number: 82365
Job Code: 4183Job Grade: J Stanford University Department of Genetics has an excellent opportunity available for a motivated and experienced Senior Biocuration Scientist. This individual will work with projects funded to coordinate and integrate data from model organism research as part of projects funded by the National Institutes of Health. This individual will be an essential project member who will identify genetic data from scientific articles, and record these data regarding genes, alleles, and proteins in a systematic manner. Other data to be captured include phenotypes, gene product functions, and models of human disease. Curated data are entered into the database and made freely available to the public. The successful candidate will have extensive biological knowledge, including familiarity with high-throughput experimental methodologies, large genomic datasets, and their computational analysis in order to successfully describe these data. Prior laboratory experience generating genomic datasets and/or bioinformatics analysis experience to identify RNA transcripts, transcription factor binding sites, protein modifications, and SNPs within genomic datasets is desired. Familiarity with the use of controlled vocabularies and ontologies to describe biological concepts is a plus. An advanced education in a biological field is required to facilitate the assessment of experimental details, results, and data. This individual will be also responsible for working with other curation and software engineering staff in the specification, design, and implementation of tools that integrate, search, and display these data. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential in order to (1) interact effectively with members of the scientific community, (2) facilitate the acquisition and description of scientific data, (3) effectively provide documentation and specifications to coworkers during tool development, and (4) contribute to publications and tutorials. The successful candidate must be able to learn and work independently, yet collaborate well with coworkers. Previous experience working in an academic environment is a plus. The work will take place in a dynamic environment where specifications often change rapidly in response to various demands, so the candidate must remain flexible and adaptable. The successful candidate will work at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Duties include: * Collect and analyze information from peer-reviewed scientific journals and through direct submissions; abstract data into the required format, and verify them for accuracy. * Create a variety of reports and user demonstration; collaborate with the users in the discovery of new knowledge.* Compile and create educated summaries of the literature, discovering new facts by analyzing the collected data.* Participate in presentations and demonstrations of the database at conferences or other institutions.* Work with users to answer questions about the contents of the database and provide assistance for submission of information.* Supervise or guide staff, as needed; schedule and assign workload; set appropriate deadlines; review work for quality and timeliness.* - Other duties may also be assigned.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED): * Doctor of Medicine, Pharmacy, or Doctor of Philosophy in scientific field and three years of relevant experience, or combination of relevant experience. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED): * Strong analytical skills.* Demonstrated experience with relational databases, data integration, and statistics.* Strong written and oral English communication skills.* Computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet applications.* Ability to understand scientific literature, experimental procedures and their limitations, and current needs of the research community. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (DESIRED): * Technical expertise in genetics, molecular biology, and/or bioinformatics.* Experience with laboratory methods in genomics.* Familiarity with modern high-throughput genomics and proteomics experiments and their data types.* Familiarity with controlled vocabularies and ontologies.* Experience with computer programming (scripting).* Experience with data quality assessment. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*: * Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping. Occasionally stand, walk, and write by hand, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.* - 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. WORKING CONDITIONS: * May work extended or non-standard hours based on project or business needs. Occasional local travel may be required.* Some work may be performed in a laboratory setting. WORK STANDARDS: * 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Location: School of Medicine, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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