Curation Assistant

Updated: 26 days ago
Location: New Brunswick, NEW JERSEY
Deadline: 19 May 2021

Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title Curation Assistant
Posting Number 21TM0180
Department Human Genetics Inst of NJ
Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Curation Assistant for the Data Management & Curation group of the NIMH Repository & Genomics Resource (NRGR) within the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• Reviews and updates previously submitted and released data, including genomic data.
• Genetic analysis using PLINK and other software.
• Reviews and updates data dictionaries created to facilitate data sharing between the NIMH Data Archive (NDA) and the NRGR.
• Helps to create new data dictionaries for studies submitting their data to the NRGR.
• Reviews and updates summary level data tables.
• Performs other related data curation tasks assigned by lead NRGR Data Curators or NRGR Project Manager.
• Reviews existing data dictionaries, compares them to clinical instrument documentation, and assures that the defined ranges and conditions defined in the dictionary match with the requirements indicated by the instrument documentation.
• Reviews existing data, compares it to linked or related datasets, investigates and determines where updates and corrections are needed.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week 37.5
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Position Salary $45,000 - $55,000
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Terms of Appointment Temporary Staff Appointment - Salaried 12 Month

Minimum Education and Experience

•Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as psychology and/or genetics (psychiatric genetics is most desirable), or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
•Requires up to two years relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience reviewing clinical and genetic data for inconsistencies.
• Experience submitting data to data sharing repositories preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Familiarity with psychiatric diagnoses and terminology required.
• Familiarity with data dictionaries and automated data quality control systems required.
• Experience writing and executing computer programs using Python.
• Experience using PLINK software.
• Excellent communication, strong analytical skills, and attention to detail are required for this position.
• Experience formatting and/or analyzing clinical data required.

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Special Conditions

Posting Open Date 04/20/2021
Posting Close Date 05/19/2021
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
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