Content Scientist (4116)

Job Location
Redwood City, CA
Job Description

As a member of the Content group, you will join a dynamic cross-functional team composed of biologists, ontologists, and software engineers working on truly cutting-edge technology. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals with training in biology or medicine to contribute to the advancement of science. The Content group is responsible for the development of the Ingenuity Knowledge Base and its integration into QIAGEN’s Ingenuity product line, supporting interpretation of ‘omics data including expression studies and genomic data.

As Content Scientist, you will have a major role in the curation group, including in the development and implementation of an updated curation protocol and advanced curation tools. We are responsible for curation of a variety of sources of biomedical content on topics such as the genetics of disease and molecular and cellular biology. Within this effort, the Content Scientist will work on the collaborative development, testing, and refinement of content curation protocols, will test and supply feedback on curation tools, and will contribute to the training the other members of the curation team in the use of the newly developed tools and procedures. Content Scientists also suggest and help implement methods of increasing our productivity while maintaining high standards of scientific content quality.

We seek an experienced scientist with an eye for detail and a dedication to quality to join our dynamic multidisciplinary team.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

- Excellent attention to detail
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Excellent technical writing skills

Preferred Experience
- 3+ years of experience in curation of the biological/biomedical literature
- Experience in training others in scientific curation using defined specifications and protocol
- Experience in development of curation protocols and tools
- Experience working with biological/biomedical ontologies
- Experience in human or clinical genetics
- Excellent critical and analytical thinking with strong attention to detail.
- Energetic and open-minded individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Willingness and enthusiasm to learn and practice new technologies and skills as needed to get the job done.

How to Apply

If interested, please apply online

About Our Organization

QIAGEN N.V., a Netherlands-based holding company, is the leading global provider of Sample to Insight solutions to transform biological materials into valuable molecular insights. QIAGEN sample technologies isolate and process DNA, RNA and proteins from blood, tissue and other materials. Assay technologies make these biomolecules visible and ready for analysis. Bioinformatics software and knowledge bases interpret data to report relevant, actionable insights. Automation solutions tie these together in seamless and cost-effective molecular testing workflows. QIAGEN provides these workflows to more than 500,000 customers around the world in Molecular Diagnostics (human healthcare), Applied Testing (forensics, veterinary testing and food safety), Pharma (pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies) and Academia (life sciences research). As of March 31, 2015, QIAGEN employed approximately 4,300 people in over 35 locations worldwide. Further information can be found at

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