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Harvard University Applications Professional IV in Cambridge, Massachusetts

49515BRAuto req ID:49515BRJob Code:I0758P Applications Professional IV Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Senior Data CuratorSub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:21-Jun-2020Salary Grade:058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications:Ph.D. in Biology, Bioinformatics or a related field and 3 years of work experience, or a master’s degree and 5 years' experience in data curation. Technical expertise in genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics or related field. Experience with modern high-throughput genomics or microscopy experiments and their data types. Experience with basic computer programming/scripting languages

Experience working with single-cell data or assays Working knowledge of Python and/or R.

Experience with REST APIs, relational databases, software development environments, and version control. Project management skills including team management, issue management, and change management. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to understand scientific literature, experimental. procedures and their limitations, and current needs of the research communityAdditional Information:This is a term position supported by a grant with an end date 06 21, 2020, with strong potential for renewal.

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:

Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.

Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Department:Biomedical InformaticsPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:Information Technology School/Unit:Harvard Medical School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:Plan and conduct comprehensive applications/web development for complex projects; typically work as part of a team to implement complex business solutions. Perform expert coding: design, develop code at an expert level, and manage development projects, teams, programs. May manage multiple projects simultaneously.Typical Core Duties:

  • Participate fully in software development life cycle

  • Research, design, and implement technical solutions to deliver business requirements

  • Identify opportunities to improve and simplify applications portfolio and implement related enhancements

  • Contribute to creation and maturing of software development best practices and new technologies

  • Draw on relationship and technical skills to act as technical liaison to internal and external clients and to mentor junior staff

  • Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT technical standards, policies and Code of Conduct

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years' post-secondary education and/or relevant work experience

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Completion of Harvard IT Academy specified foundational courses (or external equivalent) preferred

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office setting

Job-Specific Responsibilities:We are looking for a motivated Senior Data Curator to join the Gehlenborg Lab at Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School, for an exciting opportunity in steering how cutting- edge data from the NIH Common Fund Human Biomolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP) will be collected, curated, and displayed. Understanding how cellular organization influences the function of human tissues is critical for deeper insights into tissue growth, processes related to aging, and the emergence of disease. The Gehlenborg Lab at Harvard Medical School is part of the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP), an NIH Common Fund consortium that will study cellular organization in human tissues. The HuBMAP consortium will provide standardized and validated datasets that will shed light on how cells are organized. These datasets also yield insights into the amount of variation in the cellular organization of normal tissues. Generation of these datasets will be made possible by the development of new experimental technologies and informatics tools funded by HuBMAP. The Senior Data Curator will be working closely with the PI to coordinate all HuBMAP-related curation activities across the Consortium. The Senior Data Curator will be a part of the team responsible for collecting data generated by the HuBMAP Consortium in a Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable (FAIR) manner. The individual will participate in the specification, design, and implementation of tools that integrate, search, and display the data, working closely with other data curators, and the software engineering and bioinformatics staff. The successful candidate must be able to learn and work independently, yet collaborate effectively with co-workers. The Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) is a leading hub for computational biology, translational bioinformatics, and precision medicine. Based on the Harvard Medical School Longwood Campus, the department is part of a vibrant community of scientists, physicians, students, engineers, and staff whose goal is to advance the boundaries of knowledge. The working environment combines the best features of a startup (fast pace, flexibility) with those of one of the leading medical schools (excellent benefits, outstanding opportunities for learning, and great resources).

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