Science Research Analyst, Signaling Pathways (Mapper)

Organization
Thomson Reuters
Job Location
Spain
Job Description

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. The Life Sciences division supports drug discovery and development through systems biology, translational medicine and competitive intelligence databases. Our “Pathway maps” (pathwaymaps.com) serve the biomedical community by providing a mechanistic rationale for human biological processes and diseases.

 Who you are

The ideal candidate has a PhD in biological sciences, with 1-3 years’ post-graduate experience in the laboratory conducting their own research, and an excellent knowledge of molecular and cellular biology. Candidates with experience of research in an industrial setting will be preferred. The role is for a scientist to use their expertise to search and analyze the scientific literature, define the molecular pathology of a biological process or a disease pathology, and recreate the signaling pathway map that describe it in a clear and logical manner. 

Responsibilities

  • Deep analysis of the scientific literature to define the molecular mechanisms of a cellular process in a normal/diseased cell.
  • Reconstruct the molecular mechanism in the form of a pathway map in accordance with the existing research, following the internally-defined mapping rules.
  • Update and maintain pre-existing pathway maps
  • Accomplish objectives to tight deadlines.
  • Adhere to editorial publishing schedules and quality standards.
  • Establish, build and maintain relationships with customers and stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the development of less experienced team members.
  • Keep up to date with the latest scientific knowledge in the biological sciences.
  • Suggest ways to improve the map reconstruction process and collaborate across departments to implement the improvements.
Requirements

Qualifications and Competencies

  • More than 3-years’ experience in the laboratory acquiring skills and knowledge in modern molecular/cellular biology methods. Preferably with a PhD in the biological sciences.
  • Strong background in cellular and molecular biology processes, with basic knowledge in human pathology.
  • Used to work paying attention to detail, with high ability to interpret and explain big amount of data.
  • Comfortable with independent, task-oriented, routine work, but easy to adapt to team requirements.
  • Experience in mentoring and teaching, with a positive, proactive attitude to training others.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proficient in English

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