Biomedical Data Curation and Anonymization Specialist – Randstad – Basel, BS



For our customer, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical company in Basel, Switzerland, we are looking for a committed and reliable personality as a Biomedical Data Curation and Anonymization Specialist.

As a skilled Biomedical Data Curation and Anonymization Specialist you will support research and development projects in digital pathology. You will curate pathology image datasets and associated metadata so that they are well organized and accurate, and will apply data anonymization tools to anonymize digital pathology images and associated image, clinical and genetic metadata. You will work with multiple stakeholders to locate, transfer, and prepare the data for use by pathologists and data scientists.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
You will be responsible for ensuring digital pathology (DP) images and multidimensional associated metadata ingested into the DP storage platform are well organized, anonymized and meet technical quality standards required for DP algorithm development. The role will not require visual assessment of image content; however, previous experience working with DP or other imaging modalities will help the successful candidate accomplish the listed tasks:

Run data anonymization algorithms on digital pathology images, image metadata, clinical data, and genetic data

Contribute to the maintenance and optimization of digital pathology image/data anonymization algorithms

Use and improve metadata storage and management tools

Manage digital pathology project data, curate image, clinical, and genetic metadata

Support data transfers and ingestion from internal and external parties, carry out technical quality control on ingested data

Communicate with external data providers about data transfer requirements, share technical issues with vendors, oversee and contribute to their resolution

Work closely with groups across the organization to locate and access data from diverse company internal systems

Must Haves:
Min. Master’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science, or related field, or 3+ years working experience in a data curation, data anonymization or data management role

Experience with general tools and techniques used in anonymization workflows and practical experience with R and Python

Demonstrated communication skills of technical information, both understanding and expressing requirements from stakeholders with a high level of bioinformatics expertise (i.e. an ability to both work with and communicate about large datasets containing imaging, clinical, demographic, genetic etc. data)

Practical experience with cloud services (AWS, Azure, GCP)

Experience in managing large datasets

Business fluency in English (written and spoken)

Ability to work independently, follow up on verbal discussions with concrete action steps, and take initiative

Strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail

Open to embrace new ideas and ability to operate in a flexible manner

Strong interpersonal skills and a consultative mindset, with the ability to influence without direct authority, and to develop strong partnerships

“Self-starter”; strong sense of responsibility with demonstrable comfort in an entrepreneurial environment

Good problem-solving ability, breaking down complex problems into distinct parts, managing uncertainty, understanding, anticipating interdependencies.

Nice to Haves:
Prior experience with digital pathology or imaging and clinical data

Familiarity with Data modeling

Familiarity with database software and organizational systems such as LIMS If this role excites you, and you feel you could take this next challenge in your career, then I look forward to receiving your application today.

Please note that we are only considering applications from Swiss and EU-27/EFTA nationals or Swiss work permit holders for our open positions in Switzerland.


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