The University of Calgary

MIBI Data Scientist, Pathology & Laboratory Medici...

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Position Overview

The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a MIBI Data Scientist. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 6 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The MIBI Data Scientist reports to the Chair in Pediatric Respirology and works collaboratively with Child Health and Wellness Researchers across campus to support research projects that utilize the Multiplexed Ion Beam Imaging (MIBI) infrastructure.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Accountable for the production, analysis, and interpretation of multiplexed image data from the MIBI scope platform performed in a timely manner

  • Accountable for satisfaction of research community served

  • Contribute to technical and scientific publications using MIBI data

  • Provide advice and guidance on the applications for grants using MIBI data or proposing to use MIBI

  • Use superb critical thinking, problem-solving, teaching, storytelling, and consulting skills to manipulate data and derive meaningful interpretations from data articulating key themes in an effective and impactful way

  • Leverage available and emerging technologies to provide enhanced service by designing and implementing them into the existing analytical tools for the MIBI platform

  • Conduct data exploration and deep-dive analysis, leveraging the available and emerging technologies, to provide enhanced service by implementing them into the existing analytical tools for the MIBI platform

  • Effectively interpret the story behind data being analyzed

  • Be a champion for data governance, data management best practices and data quality

  • Provide general support and guidance on utilizing available data analysis tools to Child Health and Wellness scholars in the CSM

  • Develop and deliver training seminar and workshop contents for graduate and post-doctoral trainees and research staff

  • Provide hands-on supervision for short-term experiential learning placements within the MIBI research facility

  • Collaborate in designing research projects that will attract external funding as well as lead to peer-reviewed high-impact publications

  • Develop and maintain institutional, national, and international scientific collaborations

  • Use high-level scientific judgment to create and/or adapt and implement best scientific practices

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree with specializations in Biology/Immunology and/or Mathematics/Computer Science

  • Any higher level of education will be considered an asset

  • At least 3 years of related research experience

  • Experience in Data Analytics pertaining to single-cell analysis will be considered an asset

  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel, Flow Cytometry Analysis Software, and Open-source programming languages such as R and Python is required

  • Data literacy regarding data sources, data quality, definitions, analysis concepts, and visualizations

  • Proven experience conducting research in an academic setting

  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to adapt and apply computer programming methods to new situations

  • Ability to teach and mentor trainees and research staff in adapting and applying methods to specific projects

  • Superior ability to understand highly complex and technical cancer research projects

  • Superior skills in technical and business writing and presentations

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Proven ability to assimilate and analyze complex scientific information gathered through collaborative efforts

  • Sound judgment and decision-making capabilities

Application Deadline: November 26, 2021

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase III.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

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