Data Manager

California, United States
14 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Urology is committed to excellence and improving everything we do. From our innovative patient care, to our highest caliber education program, and cutting-edge research, we work together to turn discoveries into reality and improve the lives of our patients. We are excited to announce an opportunity for a Scientific Data Curator 1 (SCD1) to join our department as an integral member of our research team. 

Duties include:

  • Assist in the creation of databases and query tools for data mining.
  • Produce documentation regarding effective use of the database.
  • Respond to user requests.
  • Identify and acquire new data for inclusion in the database.
  • Review submissions to the database for quality and relevancy; abstract information in the required formats.
  • Maintain quality control and integrity of current and archived data. 
  • Conduct independent research of literature and other available research to add content to the database.
  • Test new functionality with the software.
  • Assist with the preparation of reports and publications about the research progress.
  • Participate in presentations and demonstrations of the database at conferences or other institutions.
  • Collect and analyze information from peer-reviewed scientific journals and through direct submissions; abstract data into the required format, and verify them for accuracy.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


  • Familiarity with disease areas such as urologic cancers and other urologic conditions is a plus. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, informatics, or related data science discipline.
  • At least one year of experience working in a medical domain and familiarity with medical terminology and 1 year of more experience doing data science/data analysis. 
  • Ability to learn new tools and technologies (e.g. Tableau)
  • Ability to communicate with medical personnel.
  • UNIX experience 
  • Scripting experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in scientific field and one year of related experience, or combination of relevant experience.


  • Solid analytical skills.
  • 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.


  • None


  • 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.