Scientific Data Curator

Post Date

Mar 08, 2023


New York

ZIP/Postal Code

Aug 02, 2023 Insight Global

Job Type



Data Warehousing

Req #


Pay Rate

$62 - $94 (hourly estimate)

Job Description

Insight Global is looking for a data curator to sit remotely for a large pharmaceutical company. This person will be joining the Research and Preclinical Development IT team. The Data Curator will be responsible for ensuring that Research and Preclinical Development data is maintained and curated using a consistent vocabulary and data format. The Data Curator will be working with research scientists, scientific business analysts, and R&pD-IT technical leads. On a daily basis they will assist them in curating data directly from labs for entry into the database systems. The data curator will correct data entry errors within the data systems, identifying and getting new data to add into databases and collaborating with labs for the purpose of gathering more information to be included in databases. They will also be reviewing submissions to databases for quality and relevancy; abstracting information in the required formats, correcting wrongly entered data or data entries that require changes due to renaming or migration to a new system. Lastly, the data curator will be ensuring data integrity by maintaining a common vocabulary and ontology across research. The ideal candidate will come from a biology background and have strong curation expertise, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail.

Minimum Requirements

-4+ years' experience as a data curator

-Master's degree in a life science related discipline. (Example: molecular or cellular biology)

-Pharma or Biotech background

- Strong analytical skills

- Strong Excel skills

-Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English

-Attention to detail

Desired Skills

- PHD in a life science related discipline

- Knowledge of immunology

- Knowledge of data ontologies or data models, either public or pharma

- Scripting language or database query language

Benefit packages for this role will start on the 31st day of employment and include medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as HSA, FSA, and DCFSA account options, and 401k retirement account access with employer matching. Employees in this role are also entitled to paid sick leave and/or other paid time off as provided by applicable law.