Job:HIRING: Data Wrangler, UCSC Genomics Institute
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Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • Salary Information: $34.24/hour - $39.50/hour. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
  • No. of Positions: 1
  • Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits
  • Schedule Information: Full-time
  • Percentage of Time: 100%
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
  • Shift: Day
  • Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
  • Job End Date: None
  • Work Location: Westside Research Park (2300 Delaware Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95060)
  • Union Representation: None

Job Duties

Data Import and Analysis (55%):

  • Utilize software tools to import moderately complex biomedical data from external labs into UCSC DCM databases and web pages, check it for consistency, and help analyze and interpret it.
  • Utilize existing algorithms, techniques, and statistical methodologies to conduct data analysis.
  • Work closely with lab personnel to reformat data from biomedical lab spreadsheets and databases into formats used for loading databases.
  • Assist with implementation of changes to operational systems and databases.
  • Develop scripts that help analyze metadata to ensure its consistency and accuracy.

Data Display (25%):

  • Create and maintain web pages associated with data sets. Accurately capture and document experimental results and methods at an appropriate technical level. Read relevant scientific papers, and incorporate information into data descriptions and data verification.
  • External Lab Communication and Relationship Management (20%):
  • Serve as UCSC contact for one or more external biomedical labs. Establish data agreements and data delivery schedules, educate labs on metadata standards, and assist labs in data and metadata submission.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Basic knowledge of modern biology and applicable field of research.
  • Basic knowledge of bioinformatics methods and data structures.
  • Basic knowledge of databases.
  • Demonstrated experience working with large data sets and spreadsheets.
  • Basic project management skills.
  • Ability to communicate technical and non-technical information and scientific concepts in a clear and concise manner in English.
  • Interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively and diplomatically with both internal and external technical and non-technical personnel at various levels.
  • Ability to be self-motivated, learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills.
  • Basic knowledge of applications programming, scripting and web development in a UNIX environment.
  • Basic experience either in a biomedical lab or with use of genomic sequencing machinery.

Special Conditions

  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
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