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University of Pennsylvania ClinEpiDB Data Specialist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posted Job Title

ClinEpiDB Data Specialist

Job Profile Title

Data Analyst C

Job Description Summary

As a Scientific Data Specialist, this position will join a dynamic and growing team responsible for ensuring that global epidemiologic datasets are accessible to epidemiologists, laboratory researchers, field biologists, clinicians and policy-makers.

Job Description

The Eukaryotic Pathogen Database resource ( is a large, multi-institutional project responsible for developing and providing scientific data-mining websites used by researchers worldwide to study selected microbial pathogens, including those responsible for malaria and enteric disease. Leveraging experience with the integration and analysis of pathogen genomics and functional data, we are seeking to fill new positions, as we expand to support the exploration of clinical and epidemiological datasets (see, incorporating global projects (such asMAL-ED ) that focus on the interplay between child health and the infectious disease in developing countries.

The successful applicant will work collaboratively as part of the 40+ member team including epidemiologists, biologists, curators, data-loaders, ontologists, user-interface specialists, software developers and outreach staff to present our global user base with intuitive and informative web interfaces for accessing and interrogating large-scale datasets. This position will focus on processing data received from study investigators according to ClinEpiDB SOPs, including tracking data files received from the data providers, managing day-to-day communications to ensure accurate understanding and interpretation of the data sets, working with our ontology team to map variables to display hierarchies and ontology terms, configuring the study using ClinEpiDB presentation tools, and working with data providers to QC the resulting web sites.

Effective communication skills are required, including the ability to coordinate groups from diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds. An understanding of the challenges posed by large-scale epidemiological data is highly desirable. This position may require some international travel, support at workshops, webinars, and meetings, as well as participation in scientific writing and keeping up-to-date with the pertinent scientific literature. Ample opportunity for advancement.Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree required (Masters degree preferred), with a concentration in public health, biostatistics or related field.

• Minimum of 2 years experience required, preferably involving infectious disease epidemiology, maternal and child health, and/or biostatistics, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Effective data management skills including file processing, an understanding of clean data principles and basic univariate measures is a must

•Experience using data analysis tools and databases such as R, SAS, and STATA.

Working ConditionsOffice, Library, Computer RoomPhysical EffortTypically sitting at desk or table

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Arts and Sciences

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $138,391.00

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