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Data Architect: Wastewater Surveillance (Contract)

IT – Analyst, Data Management
Cape Town – Western Cape

THE technical expertise of talented Data Architect with a passion for advancing Public Health through genomic epidemiology is sought by leading Public Health Consortium. You will work on a variety of projects in the area of Wastewater Surveillance. The ideal candidate will require a background in Life Sciences with a solid understanding of databases including SQL, Postgres/MySQL, JSON/JSONb, be familiar with Genomic databases such as ENA & NCBI, have knowledge of biological sequence formats such as FASTQ, understand S3-buckets and have experience with validation and schema design including JSON-Schema and LinkML. Please note this is an 8-Month Contract role.
  • Design and develop software solutions to enhance Wastewater Surveillance methodologies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate software into genomic epidemiology projects.
  • Ensure the security, efficiency, and scalability of software solutions.
  • Conduct thorough testing and debugging of software applications.
  • A Life Sciences background.
  • Strong understanding of databases (i.e., SQL, Postgres or MySQL, JSON /JSONb).
  • Familiarity of Genomic Databases (i.e., ENA, NCBI etc.).
  • Knowledge of biological sequence formats (FASTQ etc.).
  • Understanding of data storage (S3-Buckets).
  • Experience with validation and schema design (JSON-Schema, LinkML). 
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills. 

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