Data Ontologist (Scientist/Scientist II)

Job Description

Posted on: 
November 8, 2023

Immunai is seeking Data Ontologist (Scientist/Scientist II)


  • Read, understand, and summarize scientific literature
  • Support the definition of new data standards, data models, and terminologies
  • Development of structured controlled vocabularies and Ontologies
  • Integration of external data standards (e.g., CDISC, MedDRA)
  • Implement, leverage, and support metadata and data management solutions and best practices.
  • Harmonization of internal and external data with in-house and public ontologies
  • Facilitate integration of meta-data into the GENEVESTIGATOR database
  • Collaborate frequently with scientists, statisticians, data curators & software developers
  • Author and maintain technical and project documentation
  • Communicate strategies, ideas, goals, and progress to the collaborating teams

Job Requirements

  • MSc / MD / PhD in the field of molecular biology, medical biology, or genomics - a MUST; Master’s degree will be considered with relevant working experience
  • Thorough understanding of complex biomedical/biomarker data
  • Understanding of a variety of methods used in research, both in vivo and in vitro
  • Familiarity with semantic technologies - a distinct advantage
  • Familiarity with clinical trial data - is a plus
  • Familiarity with RNA biology and next-generation sequencing
  • Familiarity with FAIR data management principles
  • Familiarity with bioinformatics tools and platforms (e.g., Protégé, OBO edit)
  • Proficiency with Ontology Languages (e.g., OWL, RDF)
  • Proficiency with Linux/Unix; bash scripts is a plus  
  • Programming experience in scripting languages is a plus (e.g., R, Python, Perl)
  • Proficiency in written English
  • Strong attention to detail

Desired personal traits:

  • You want to make an impact on humankind
  • You prioritize “We” over “I”
  • You enjoy getting things done and striving for excellence
  • You collaborate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • You constantly challenge your own assumptions, pushing for continuous improvement
  • You have a growth mindset
  • You make decisions that favor the company, not yourself or your team
  • You are candid, authentic, and transparent

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