Monday, September 22, 2008

Job ad: Scientific Data Management Specialist

The following excerpt from an ad for Scientific Data Management Specialist suggests it bodes well for the prospects of this (relatively) nascent profession:
Processing, soliciting, and providing assistance with data submissions for scientific data from genome sequencing and genotyping experiments into existing databases , analysis pipelines and associated data flows. Developing and improving the infrastructure supporting these systems.

Required Skills
  • Formal Education PhD
  • Scripting experience in perl or related language
  • Experience with SQL
  • Experience with LINUX/UNIX
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel and related applications
  • Proven record solving related problems
Desired Skills
  • Knowledge of genetics, especially human genetics
  • Experience with large data sets
  • XML/XSLT and related web based tools
  • Experience with array data, especially expression or genotyping data
  • C/C++
  • Experience with grid computing (LSF,SunGrid, etc.)
  • QA filtering of genotype data (HWE, non-Mendelian segregation)
  • Experience with the NCBI dbSNP or dbGaP databases
  • Experience with the NCBI Trace or GenBank databases

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