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Curator II
  • Requisition ID #: 25199
  • Job Category: Research
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Experience Level: Experienced (non-manager)
  • City, State: Milwaukee, WI
  • Work Location: Curative Care Network
  • Department: Biomedical Engineering
  • Education: Masters Degree

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Position Description:
Independently conducts data curation including data acquisition and analysis for research projects whose focus is to provide comprehensive disease, clinical and physiological data to diverse research communities. Extracts relevant information from published journal articles, research laboratories, and databases and integrates this information with existing data. Develops content for web-based clinical and research resources. Facilitates data transfer by interacting with research laboratories and works with the bioinformatics team contributes to develop data analysis tools, pipelines and databases and interface design.

Primary Functions

  • Performs data acquisition and analysis, including identifying relevant sources of information, extracting clinical, disease, physiological and genetic information text sources such as published literature and clinical records as well as web-based and other sources.


  • Develops content for web-based research resources.


  • Assists in creating data standards through the development and implementation of vocabularies and ontologies.


  • Works with programmers and other curators to develop new and existing data analysis tools, database design, and web interfaces.


  • Assists in creating workshops, presentations and educational materials.

Preferred Schedule:

Position Requirements:

Knowledge – Skills – Abilities


The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of biological sciences and requires excellent oral and written communication skills in English; strong critical thinking, independent problem solving and attentiveness to detail are required. The candidate will exhibit competence with MS Office software, familiarity with the use of public sequence, model organism or disease databases, as well as familiarity with standardized vocabularies and ontologies. General understanding of databases and manipulation of data is desirable for success in this role.


The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, highly motivated, and have strong interpersonal communication skills. The individual in this position is part of a group working on the development and use of genomic, genetic and phenotype data applications, processes and pipelines and so should be able to work well in a team environment with other with diverse scientific backgrounds.

About MCW
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is one of the largest healthcare employers in Wisconsin. We are a distinguished leader and innovator in the education and development of the next generation of physicians, scientists, pharmacists and health professionals; we discover and translate new knowledge in the biomedical and health sciences; we provide cutting-edge, collaborative patient care of the highest quality; and we improve the health of the communities we serve.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.