Scientific Data Curator (W/M)
Lausanne, CH
vor 5 Tg.

EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide.

The EPFL employs more than 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions : education, research and innovation.

The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of more than 16,000 people, including over 12,000 students and 4,000 researchers from more than 120 different countries.

Your mission :

The aim of the EPFL Blue Brain Project (BBP), a Swiss brain research initiative founded and directed by Professor Henry Markram, is to establish simulation neuroscience as a complementary approach alongside experimental, theoretical and clinical neuroscience to understanding the brain, by building the world’s first biologically detailed digital reconstructions and simulations of the mouse brain.

Our group (Membrane Systems) in the Blue Brain Project, aims to systematically characterize the kinetic properties of all ion channels known to be expressed in the mammalian brain.

We are inviting applications for Scientific Data Curator position to collect ion channel information from published scientific articles.

Main duties and responsibilities include :

  • Collect, analyse, interpret and summarize information from peer reviewed scientific journals.
  • Curation research data from public data repositories and published scientific articles.
  • Documentation of data curation, integration and release process
  • Storing curated data in a structured format or in knowledge graph
  • Your profile :

    Required qualifications :

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree or equivalent in the field of biology
  • Ability to understand scientific literature, experimental procedures and their limitations
  • Strong written and oral English communication skills
  • Computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • A passion for reading and analysing scientific literature
  • Self-driven, ability to work independently
  • Nice to have :

  • Background in neuroscience
  • Knowledge of programming languages (MATLAB, Python, C / C++)
  • Knowledge of web programming (HTML, Java Script, Ruby on Rails)
  • Knowledge of ontologies and controlled vocabulary
  • We offer :

  • A world-recognized leader in simulation-based research in neuroscience
  • A dynamic, multidisciplinary, international and collaborative working environment committed to benefitting the global community
  • A modern and highly international working environment, based at the EPFL Campus in Lausanne, consistently ranked among the world’s top institutions in scientific research.
  • Remote working is possible up to 20%, although strictly from Switzerland
  • Relocation in Switzerland is mandatory
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