Data Administrator (Scientific Data Curator 2) Stanford University, School of Medicine United States

Data Administrator (Scientific Data Curator 2)


School of Medicine, California, United States

Information Analytics


The Division of General Surgery in the Department of Surgery is seeking a Data Administrator (Scientific Data Curator 2) to develop, organize and oversee data in web-based databases of clinical data for the CESQIP project, and other General Surgery projects as needed. The desired candidate will have a strong attention to detail and the ability to acquire and review information quickly. The Scientific Data Curator 2 works as a junior team member with senior level General Surgery faculty and will assist them in curating data directly from submitting clinicians and labs for entry into our database system.


Duties include:

  • Identify and acquire new data for inclusion in the database; collaborate with other labs for the purpose of gathering more information to be included in the database.
  • Review submissions to the database for quality and relevancy; abstract information in the required formats.
  • Work with users to determine ways of using the information in the database, which may include the development of new user interfaces; work with developers to translate the needs of the users into new functionality.
  • Identify new functionality and user interfaces that would enhance the use of the database.
  • Compile and create educated summaries of the literature, discovering new facts by analyzing the collected data.


* - Other duties may also be assigned



Master's degree in scientific field and three years of relevant experience or combination of relevant experience.



  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to learn and utilize relational databases, data integration, and statistics.
  • Strong written and oral English communication skills.
  • Computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to understand scientific literature, experimental procedures and their limitations, and current needs of the research community



Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping. Occasionally stand, walk, and write by hand, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.


* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.



  • May work extended or non-standard hours based on project or business needs. Occasional local travel may be required.
  • Some work may be performed in a laboratory setting.


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