Data Specialist, Weill Cornell Medicine

  • Bioinformatician
  • Scientist
  • We study the immunology and virology of HIV, with the goal to find a cure for HIV.
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This position is funded by the NIH Martin Delaney Collaboratories for HIV Cure Research. The REACH collaboratory consists of multiple U.S. and international research teams to study the immunology and virology of HIV infections, with the goal to find a cure for HIV.
Under the direction of the supervisor and executive leadership of the REACH team, the Database Specialist will be responsible for creating and managing clinical and experimental databases at our main site at Weill Cornell Medicine, as well as, merging clinical and experimental data collected from partner sites and providing database support. A basic knowledge of bioinformatics is required to handle human clinical and viral sequence databases. This position works directly with the multiple research sites to produce reports and summary data derived from the databases. Basic statistical skills are required.


-Designs and maintains relational databases, including developing programs and coding to support ease of data entry, management, and automated reports; may involve a limited amount of data entry and data cleaning.

-Generates and distributes summary reports in a timely manner, prioritizing multiple requests and maintaining a supportive relationship with all users.

-Assists with the creation of parameters and design of report output.

-Performs regular audits to ensure data integrity and quality.

-Assists in the creation of policies and procedures that efficiently enhance data integrity.

-Maintains knowledge of industry standards and best practices to ensure all deliverables meet those standards.

-Responsible for blood/tissue sample inventory management.

-Assists supervisor with REACH-related evaluation efforts, including compiling and storing survey results.

-Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Preferred Skillsets:

-Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences, Computer Science, Statistics or similar discipline is preferred, or the equivalent education and experience.

-One year of related full-time work experience; significant relevant experience or course work may substitute for a degree and/or full-time work experience.

-Prior experience with relational database and bioinformatics.

-Fluency with relational and multidimensional database concepts; experience in SQL, R, SAS, REDCap and MS Excel.

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