Data Specialist, Bioinformatics/Data Management Team
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 20658
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DATA SPECIALIST, BIOINFORMATICS/DATA MANAGEMENT TEAM , Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research , to join the MIT BioMicro Center , which currently provides data management for several major, interinstitutional projects ranging from cancer research to infectious disease to environmental remediation. In each project, the center serves as a host and integrator of large, multidimensional datasets with the goal of improving findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability of data to enable improved reproducibility and increase discovery using machine learning-based approaches. The data specialist will provide analytic and administrative support for building and maintaining a novel data management platform supporting a broad spectrum of biological and clinical methodologies. Will coordinate multiple research groups across and outside of MIT; develop new systems and processes for data collection as needed; develop and maintain database; provide researcher training; handle critical research data; interact with a broad variety of MIT and non-MIT research scientists; and perform other bioinformatics tasks utilizing the data.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : bachelor's degree in biological or computer science, engineering, or related field; R/Python experience; at least one year of post-degree experience with data-intensive biological data; ability to work effectively in a group environment and independently; strong organizational and written and verbal presentation skills; self-motivation and flexibility when working in a rapidly evolving environment; attention to detail, and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks. PREFERRED : exposure to a variety of clinical research principles, study designs, biological methods, assays, and data in laboratory or classroom settings; master's degree or direct experience integrating biological data and computational architectures (e.g., bioinformatics); ability to learn scientific principles and concepts; experience with web development tools and database servers (e.g., SQL); and UX design experience. Job #20658
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