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.
- 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
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
- Bachelor’s degree in scientific field and one year of related experience, or combination of relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- 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.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
- 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.