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Data Curator

Rancho BioSciences, Remote, California

Position Description:

Full or Part Time/Remote

Rancho Biosciences is seeking an experienced data curator for a full- or part-time position as an employee. This is a remote position, but client visits might be required occasionally.

We are a Data Curation company working with some of the most renowned Pharmaceutical companies in the world. Our team of scientists, curators, computational biologists, biostatisticians and computer scientists are located throughout the country; we support talented people living where they chose, working collaboratively together on projects that have a real impact on human health.

In this role you will:
  • Curate clinical trial data according to data standards such as SDTM or FHIR
  • Catalog, structure and curate assay data/metadata
  • Align data to Ontologies/vocabularies
  • Support the definition of new data standards, data models, terminologies, and ontologies
  • Communicate strategies, ideas, goals, and progress to the team and/or to the customers
  • Collaborate frequently with scientists, statisticians, data curators, terminology experts, and database specialists


  • MD or PhD in Biology or related field. Bachelor’s and Master’s degree will be considered with relevant experience
  • 3-5 years relevant or equivalent experience
  • Thorough understanding of complex biomedical/biomarker data and/or clinical trial data is required
  • Understanding of R&D processes and the scientific data lifecycle
  • Experience with scientific data management tools and techniques, informatics systems, and managing scientific stakeholder relationships is a plus
  • Understanding of data standards, semantics, terminologies, ontologies, and best practices for data governance. Familiarity with the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data guiding principles is a plus
  • Exposure to public biomedical ontologies and standards consortiums (e.g. OBI, NCI, MedDRA, MeSH, LOINC, Uberon, RxNorm, CDISC, Allotrope, OHDSI, or FHIR) is a plus
  • Familiarity with a scripting language (e.g., Perl or Python) or a statistical programming environment (e.g., R or SAS) is a plus
Soft Skills:
  • Independently driven, hardworking and committed
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Detail-oriented and well organized, with an ability to work collaboratively/remotely

To Apply:

Please email resume to and refer to Requisition #20-00033.


This post will be available until October 24, 2020 or until filled.

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