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Data Wrangler/Data Scientist

MRC - Mary Lyon Centre

Location: Harwell, Oxfordshire
Salary: £25,798 to £27,501 plus potential allowances of up to £6,500 per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th November 2022
Closes: 5th December 2022
Job Ref: MLC 1992
 

Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire

Fixed Term to 31 July 2026

The Mary Lyon Centre at MRC Harwell (MLC) https://www.har.mrc.ac.uk/ is located in an expanding science and innovation campus in Oxfordshire and is an internationally renowned centre at the forefront of genetics research.  As the hub of the new National Mouse Genetics Network, the specialist facilities and capabilities of the MLC support a number of research groups across the UK to accelerate our understanding of human diseases, such as cancer, developmental disorders and neurodegeneration.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Data Wrangler/Data Scientist to join the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium’s (IMPC) Data Coordination Centre (DCC).  As one of the IMPC Data Wranglers, you will be supporting the IMPC data-generating centres in data submission to the DCC, data quality control (QC) and advice on improvements to the phenotyping procedures to ensure accurate data. This is mainly done through application of informatics and statistical methods.

Key Responsibilities

  • To assist the team as an interface between the DCC and the IMPC member centres
  • To provide support to the IMPC member centres with all aspects of data uploads, data corrections and troubleshooting
  • To communicate effectively using a variety of platforms, such as email and teleconferences, as well as attending and presenting at international meetings and conferences
  • To assist in the evaluation of the success of particular IMPC procedures through analyses and interpretation of key data
  • To identify and investigate IMPC-wide and centre-specific data issues, following up on their resolution
  • To assist in the effective communication of the projects to the scientific community and stakeholders within the IMPC
  • To keep key people informed on progress and developments connected with delivery of a particular task
  • To build and maintain effective communications and relationships internally and externally
  • To undertake any other duties appropriate to the post as delegated by the DCC team and managers

About you

  • A life sciences or computational degree or equivalent experience
  • Some experience in bioinformatics techniques, data management and/or data curation
  • Flexible and adaptable team worker
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Capable of working under pressure at times to meet deadlines
  • Willingness to learn new techniques and tools

For the full job description, please visit our site on the link below.

Benefits
Choosing to come to work at the MRC (part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits, from a defined-benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement, to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and a salary sacrifice cycle-to-work scheme. In addition, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the work of a world-class medical research organisation.

How to Apply
For full details and to apply: https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/2134 Please quote reference MLC 1992

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