SENIOR BIOINFORMATICS PROJECT COORDINATOR
Duties: We are looking for a Senior Project Coordinator to join an established team of 30+ developers and biologists working on highly visible web sites integrating diverse large-scale datasets relevant to various aspects of global infectious disease biology (EuPathDB.org). A new component encompassing clinical and epidemiological data (particularly related to enteric pathogen disease) is expected to significantly extend our existing genomics and bioinformatics resources, engaging a broad community of clinical and public health researchers. The Senior Project Coordinator will join a dynamic management team, and be responsible for coordinating all aspects of this clinical and epidemiological data integration project. The successful applicant will work closely with project scientists and other end users to make certain that requirements are accurately identified and specified, and ensure that all commitments are achievable and delivered on time. They will also work with other EuPathDB managers and PIs to appropriately allocate resources and foster communication within a 30+ member team including biologists, annotators, data-loaders, ontologists, user-interface specialists, software developers, outreach staff, and others. The coordinator will prepare and submit all reports to funders and others as required. Opportunities are available to participate in collaborative research, depending on the expertise and interest of the individual. Note that this position will join a long-standing program with multiple performance sites; applicants may apply via (and be based at) the University of Georgia, Univ Pennsylvania, or Univ Liverpool (UK).
Qualifications: PhD in biostatistics, epidemiology, bioinformatics or related field or MD with training and/or experience in clinical epidemiology, biostatistics or related areas. Minimum 5 years experience working with epidemiological or related data. Excellent interpersonal skills are required, including the ability to clearly communicate with persons having diverse backgrounds (epidemiologists, clinicians, programmers, biomedical researchers, etc). Solid understanding of genomics and bioinformatics concepts is required, and experience highly desirable. Experience managing or coordinating large projects spanning broad geographic regions with diverse personnel is a definite plus. Demonstrated evidence of strong writing skills (reports and/or papers) is highly desirable.
Reference Number: 02-24983
Salary Grade: F
Employment Type: Exempt
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: E-Information Systems/Technology