Job Code: 4184Job Grade: LStanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award- winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers. The Department of Genetics at Stanford University is seeking a Manager, Data Wrangling (Scientific Data Curator 4) to plan, develop, and implement the creation and advancement of web-based databases used to solve formal and practical problems arising from the management and analysis of scientific data. This is a leadership position for a team of Data Wranglers for the ENCODE project (www.encodeproject.org). This project is responsible for coordinating a large and varied amount of epi-genomic experiments performed using Next Generation Sequencing technologies. A strong candidate will have genomics background, understanding of computational methods and data models and demonstrated leadership skills. Duties include:
Manage project teams; establish short-term priorities; determine long term goals for projects.
Propose new hypotheses and design experiments to test the hypotheses; develop new data models.
Compile and create educated summaries of the literature, discovering new facts by analyzing the collected data.
Work with users to answer questions about the contents of the database and provide assistance for submission of information.
Participate in presentations and demonstrations of the database at conferences or other institutions.
Create a variety of reports and user demonstration; collaborate with the users in the discovery of new knowledge.
Collect and analyze information from peer-reviewed scientific journals and through direct submissions; abstract data into the required format, and verify them for accuracy.
Supervise or guide staff, as needed; schedule and assign workload; set appropriate deadlines; review work for quality and timeliness.
Conduct performance management, including hiring and termination decisions, as needed.
* - Other duties may also be assigned.EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED): Doctor of Medicine, Pharmacy, or Doctor of Philosophy in scientific field and five 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.
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.
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:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford University is an ...equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.