Associate Biocuration Scientist

California, United States
Tuesday, 11 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 11 October 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Stanford University Department of Genetics has an excellent opportunity available as a part of the Data Operations team for the data generated by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI)-funded Seed Networks. The Seed Networks are a foundational group of the Human Cell Atlas, a worldwide effort to characterize all human cell types using high-throughput, high-resolution technology, including single-cell genomics and imaging assays. The vast amount of data that will be generated by the Seed Networks will be made accessible to the entire scientific community and will comprise a reference map of the human body. This reference resource will make fundamental contributions to our understanding of human biology, disease, and treatments. The Data Operations team is primarily responsible for collaborating with data generators in order to wrangle data into the database, as well as interacting with the scientific community to ensure data usability.

We are looking to hire 3 individuals for this role. The Associate Biocuration Scientist will join a small team of Ph.D. biologists, computational biologists, experienced database managers in the Cherry Lab, and will work closely with external scientific and software developer colleagues. The successful candidate will be able to distill large, complex research and discussions into summaries and reports, for use within the Seed Networks, as well as documentation for the greater scientific community regarding effective use of the data. They will engage with the community, through published research and at scientific conferences, in order to understand the needs of data generators and data users. They will distill those needs into data resource requirements and features that will improve the accessibility and usability of data to researchers worldwide.
We look forward to adding a motivated Associate Biocuration Scientist to be a valued contributor towards our mission as a part of this ground-breaking project.


  • Bachelor's degree in a field of Biology or Bioinformatics and one year of relevant experience, or combination of relevant experience


  • Strong knowledge of genetics, molecular biology, or bioinformatics
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Ability to understand scientific literature, experimental procedures, and their limitations


  • Experience with genomics or imaging techniques
  • Experience using genome browsers and data visualization tools
  • Experience with modern high-throughput genomics and proteomics experiments and their data types
  • Experience with computer programming
  • Experience with both independent and collaborative work environments


  • 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.


  • 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,

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4181
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: F
Department URL:
Requisition ID: 86565

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