The Eukaryotic Pathogen Database resource (EuPathDB.org) is a large, multi-institution project that develops scientific data-mining websites used by researchers worldwide to study selected microbial pathogens, including those responsible for malaria and enteric disease. EuPathDB models and presents genomic, post-genomic, systems biological and clinical epidemiology studies in intuitive, data-mining interfaces.
The Data Loader post (Bioinformatics Programmer/Analyst) will acquire omics and clinical epidemiology data by interacting with scientists and clinicians working in parasitology or clinical research or via online bioinformatics data sources, preprocess data using standard formats, develop and run workflows to load the data into a relational database (gusdb.org), maintain and create input files for presentation software, and assess the quality of data loading and presentation to the user community. The successful applicant will work closely with other data loaders and developers to identify and design ways to increase throughput and automate quality assurance testing. Participation in the preparation of scientific papers and technical documentation and attendance at scientific meetings is encouraged. Note that this position will join a long-standing program with multiple performance sites; the successful hire could be based at the University of Georgia, University of Pennsylvania, or University of Liverpool (UK).
Position is contingent on continued funding.
Internal Number: 45229
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