GeneLab Data Curator - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

Mountain View
United States


GeneLab Data Curator

KBR is seeking a Data Curator to provide the GeneLab Project with data acquisition, curation and system operations support. The incumbent will support the Data Processing team with data submissions, curation and metadata standardization, and will work with the user community and collaborators (within NASA, academia and industry) for GeneLab User Experience enhancements. They will provide support to the space biology user community on metadata and dataset inquiries.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Curation of space bioscience omics data generated by GeneLab and collaborators.
  • Collect, analyze and interpret information from peer-reviewed scientific journals and/or through direct submissions by applying specific scientific content knowledge. Curate data into the required format, verify for accuracy.
  • Review complex, scientific submissions to the database for quality and relevancy; curate information in the required formats. Review, research and resolve quality control reports findings. Generate data quality assessment reports.
  • Testing of the data and website to maintain quality. Research and ensure resolution of user inquiries such as content and website issues.
  • Modify and execute data processing, analysis, publication, and federation pipelines.
  • Field inquiries from the GeneLab data system user community.
  • Develop documentation and tutorials regarding effective use of the database for user community.
  • Maintain quality control and integrity of databases and query tools for data mining as part of a collaborative team based on technical content expertise in a scientific field, such as molecular biology.

Required Education/Experience:

Bachelors in bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering or related fields with 1 to 2 years of experience.

Required Skills/Training :

  • Familiarity with biocuration – populating, organizing, formatting metadata and data files for omics datasets.
  • Familiarity with database organization (SQL, MongoDB).
  • Familiarity with the Linux command line environment.
  • Some programming experience in scripting languages (e.g. R, Python, Perl).
  • Familiarity with cellular regulatory mechanisms and biostatistical concepts.
  • Lab experience, ideally with some exposure to omics technology methods and common software tools (e.g. next-gen sequencing, mass spectrometry, microarray platforms).
  • Experience with genomic data management and analysis.

Desired Education, Experience, Skills or Training:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral).
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Additional programing and web languages (ORACLE/SQL, PERL, C++, Python, XML, PHP, R, Matlab, or other languages).
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance while consistently exercising good judgment.

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