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Data Curation & Acquisition Specialist, Global BioInnovation Technology Incubation Group (TIG)

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Job Description

Accenture’s Technology Innovation Group, is redefining what is possible for our clients, ourselves and the world. A passionate and hardworking group of scientists, data experts, architects, engineers, innovators, and other dedicated individuals, we work with groundbreaking partners and industry influencers to usher in the next evolution of how digital and physical world interact. We influence new business strategies, and shape and lead innovative transformation programs that use new technologies and ecosystems.

As a team we focus on Bio Innovation - the intersection of economic and governance models with advances in biotechnology (technological applications that use biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use) to get to value. We believe that this technology will transform the world; enabling humans to live healthier & happier lives, feeding the world in a healthier & more sustainable way, driving a steep change on building new materials addressing climate change.

The role and its duties

The role focuses on acquisition, ingestion, curation, and integration of large-scale biological and biomedical resources, both publicly available and proprietary. This involves working as part of a broader team to;

  • Identify differentiating ‘omics or clinical datasets aligned to our internal asset development and the needs of our clients
  • Establish licensing and procurement requirements, liaising with legal teams where vital
  • Work collaboratively with data engineers to meaningfully curate data based on prioritized use cases, underpinned by the FAIR principles
  • Propose or define relevant data standards and identifiers for key entities to enable interoperability across data sets
  • Ongoing profiling and review of existing data assets, providing feedback on data quality and value in R&D applications
  • Act as a subject matter authority on R&D and Bio Innovation client engagements, providing domain expertise on use cases and data management
  • Contribute towards internal data strategy, asset development, and thought leadership


What do you need?

  • A third-level degree or masters in Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or similar

  • Experience in scientific data management in life sciences, healthcare or agricultural settings
  • Hands-on experience in use and curation of large-scale biological and biomedical datasets including taxonomies, ontologies, and study/experiment data
  • Understanding of standard methodologies for master data, reference data and ontology management
  • Strong interpersonal, team-working, and problem-solving skills, with an appreciation for detail
  • Strong communication skills to be able to understand business needs and communicate to partners
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English
  • Ability to travel up to 50% as required


Bengaluru, Dublin

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