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Senior Data Wrangler/Senior Data Scientist

MRC - Mary Lyon Centre

Location: Harwell, Oxfordshire
Salary: £32,005 to £35,143 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 1993
 

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 park 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 distinct research clusters spread across the UK to accelerate our understanding of human disease.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Senior Data Wrangler/Data Scientist to join the Data Coordination Centre (DCC) for the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC). As one of the IMPC Data Wranglers, you will support the IMPC data generating centres in data submission to the DCC and data quality control (QC), and will advise on data requirements while providing technical expertise within the team to maintain and improve these processes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as the primary interface between the DCC and the IMPC member centres
  • Oversee the DCC QC process and reporting of the issues to the centres
  • Identify and lead the development of approaches for ensuring high data quality and ensure that key people are informed of the progress
  • Work with software developers to standardise and troubleshoot reporting and processes
  • Communicate effectively with IMPC stakeholders and the scientific community using various platforms such as email, videoconferencing, and attending and presenting at meetings and conferences
  • Lead or act as the primary representative of the DCC on specialist subject area working groups
  • Provide support to the IMPC member centres with all aspects of data uploads, data corrections and troubleshooting
  • Evaluate the success of particular IMPC Procedures through analyses and interpretation of key data
  • Build and maintain effective communications and relationships internally and externally
  • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the post as delegated by the DCC team and managers.

About you

  • A strong life sciences or computational degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience in large-scale data management and/or data curation
  • Background in mathematical or scientific field
  • Practical experience of querying data using structured query language (SQL) syntax
  • Flexible and adaptable team worker
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Capable of working under pressure at times to meet deadlines
  • Willingness to learn new techniques and tools
  • Willingness to take ownership of tasks through to a successful delivery

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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/2135. Please quote reference MLC 1993

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