Research Data Architect
RENCI - UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
DescriptionRenaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) is looking for a Research Data Architect to support and promote data interoperability, contribute to the development of informatics tools and the analysis of complex data sets. This position primarily supports biomedical and environmental research projects.

The Research Data Architect will work with colleagues with expertise in data analytics, advanced computing including cloud computing systems, software engineering and domain expertise in the biomedical and environmental sciences.. The Research Data Architect will work in interdisciplinary teams, promoting innovation and collaboration.

- Work with colleagues to develop tools and methods to enhance data interoperability
- Collaborate with software engineers and researchers to help design data systems to advance scientific discovery
- Manage a data contribution forecasting and tracking system to allow effective resource allocation across consortia that support data sharing
- Provide leadership in metadata analysis and standards, as well as knowledge representation
- Contribute to interdisciplinary teams; be a team player
- Train data contributors on the application of data standards and relevant tools
- Contribute to proposals and business development efforts
RequirementsMinimum: Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. May require terminal degree and licensure. Required: - A fundamental understanding of data science, and experience with metadata and data models is essential. - Experience with data modeling tools and methods, as well as demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills are important. - Data structure and algorithm design with Python or another major programming language. - Relational, graph, and key-value datastores. - Container orchestration with Kubernetes. - Horizontally scalable microservices and REST services. - Understanding of Data Management and Data Governance approaches and tooling. - Experience working on ‘Big Data platforms’, enabling non-technical users to gain insight into research data. - Knowledge of Federated/ distributed Data EcoSystems (FAIR Compliant) BS in Computer Science, Information Science, Bioinformatics or related discipline and 6 years of experience or an MS and 3 years of experience. Preferred: - Map-reduce based computation models like Spark. - Search engine elements like Elasticsearch and dense vectors. - Biological knowledge graphs and semantic web technologies. - Analysis of omics data, including sequence assembly and analysis, and/ or phenotype data analysis.
Company DescriptionAre you ready to go beyond the state of the art? At the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), we use data, creativity, and inclusive teaming to revitalize how science is done. Fostering data science expertise and creating cyberinfrastructure isn’t just about solving known problems – it’s about expanding human potential by unlocking data. We need innovators, builders, strategists, technologists, architects, and creative thinkers across all domains to drive this work forward. When you join our team, you’ll: -Spend your time solving the interesting and unique problems of research and development. -Shape your future through experimentation and unfettered access to premier education and research. -Make connections to people and projects that ignite your passion. We know that diversity of people and ideas is a cornerstone of innovation, and we work to ensure our culture reflects that knowledge. We provide the tools you need to do your job effectively; we offer flexibility so you can be the most productive version of you; and we encourage thoughtful and challenging discourse. Join our research institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today and help us spark a scientific renaissance across the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and beyond.
Event Type
Job Posting
TimeWednesday, 16 November 202210am - 3pm CST
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