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Senior Research Associate (Data Manager)

Applications are invited for a Data Manager to join the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core (GBC) within the Institute of Metabolic Science ¿ Metabolic Research Laboratories at the Clinical School, University of Cambridge.

The GBC provides analytical and data management support to research groups within the Metabolic Research Laboratories (MRL). This covers aspects of genomics such as genome sequencing and single cell approaches, in addition to broader data integration efforts across multiple types of 'omics data. This advertised role provides technical leadership, project management, and oversight to all data management activities in the GBC.

This role has three main purposes:

  • Acts as the key person for ensuring that multiple projects and studies are supported and executed to plan. The role will assign tasks and responsibilities to team members, optimising team capability; delivering timely and accurate results; and supporting the needs of the science. They will ensure that the assigned team executes data management functions in accordance with the study requirements.

  • Ensures that the data emerging from the institute is handled, processed and stored appropriately, with a particular focus on ensuring the proper handling and storage of human clinical and other participant identifiable data. The technical leadership involves supporting projects across a range of different scientific groups, collaborating with teams to deliver data services that support various areas of genomics and functional genomics research. The technology in this area moves rapidly, and the role will provide the necessary technical direction to develop and execute a long-term strategy for collecting and managing data.

  • Leads on training institute investigators on so-called 'Data FAIRification', ensuring data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. Applicants must have a PhD level education or equivalent experience.
    This is a fixed term Senior Research Associate (SRA) position (REF returnable) with funding available until 31.03.2030 and is available with immediate effect.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

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Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, CV and research proposal of no more than 3 pages in length in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Research Associate (SRA) level; appointment as an SRA will require evidence of an independent research reputation. Due to the levels of skills and experience required we anticipate making an appointment either on the RA scale or towards the bottom of the SRA scale.

The closing date for applications is: 2nd August 2024

The interview date for the role is: 12/08/24 - 23/08/24

Please quote reference RG42179 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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