Data Coordinator 1
Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH

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Working under moderate supervision, the data coordinator 1 supports projects researching the possible genetic causes of speech sound disorders, age-related macular degeneration and kidney disease, as well as other projects. The data coordinator 1 will work on a team with shared responsibilities.


  • Analyze complex genetic data in spreadsheet format and in databases.
  • Troubleshoot analytic experiments and ensure that projects are executed in a timely manner.
  • Perform linkage and association analysis with specific software packages.
  • Maintain inventory database of participant samples for Phonology, FIND, BDES and other studies.
  • Maintain an accurate, neat, timely and detailed record of research work in the form of a laboratory notebook on the computer.
  • Ensure that records are backed up regularly.
  • Present data at conferences.


  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings with the principal investigator and other research personnel.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


    Department: On-going contact with the principal investigatorand other researchers and staff within the department.

    University: Weekly contact with other researchers and staff within the university.

    External: Ad hoc contact with external researchers working for specific studies.

    Students: Daily contact with research trainees and students working in the laboratory.


    May supervise student workers.


    Experience: 1 to 2 years of related work experience.

    Education: Bachelor's degree in mathematical science (e.g. physics, statistics, mathematics, and economics) required.


  • Knowledge and understanding of commonly-used concepts, practices and procedures in field.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to perform complex statistical analysis and computational tasks.
  • Ability to manage detailed lists of samples and merge complex datasets.
  • Some experience with association testing, haplotyping, working with high dimensional genetic data such as next-generation sequencing data.
  • Knowledge of bioinformatics and genetic database use (e.g. UCSC browser, Pubmed etc.).
  • Must be able to effectively communicate important issues to principal investigator as they arise.
  • Professional and effective oral and written communication skills required for interaction with various individuals including PIs, students, postdocs and staff.
  • Demonstrate willingness and ability to learn new techniques, procedures, processes, and computer programs as necessary.
  • Effective problem-solving skills, sound judgment and good decision-making.


    Will be working in a computer laboratory at the department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics located in the School of Medicine, Wolstein Research Bldg. There may be pressure to get work completed to meet deadlines. Flexible hours will be required on occasion. May need to travel to conferences.

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