Computation and Data Specialist at UC Santa Barbara

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Interested in Big Data, informatics, and Machine Learning? How about their application to biomaterials discovery? BioPACIFIC MIP is a state-of-the-art user facility dedicated to biomaterials discovery and development. This research ecosystem requires the integration of very broad, disparate datasets from Engineering, Materials, Biology, and Chemistry to enable advanced data mining and machine learning algorithms focused on enabling forward and inverse materials design. BioPACIFIC MIP is seeking a motivated individual to spearhead the setup and deployment of the center’s data infrastructure and to enable a national user base to utilize this resource.

Working closely with both the research and operations teams, the Computation and Data Specialist will be responsible for specifying and overseeing BioPACIFIC MIP’s data structure, including a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs), and associated connectivity of people and equipment to these systems. The Computation and Data Specialist will also work with the BioPACIFIC MIP computation team to create data pathways between BioPACIFIC MIP data streams and existing research data platforms at UCSB, and with outputs from biomaterials computation and simulation workflows. The Computation and Data Specialist will also work with the computation researchers to set up the appropriate metadata infrastructure necessary to support machine learning algorithms and visualization methods. The Computation and Data Specialist will work with UCSB’s Center for Scientific Computing to manage the computing and storage resources supporting this data framework.

UCSB is an AA/EOE, including disability/vets.

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