Berkeley Lab's Environmental Genomics & Systems Biology Division has an opening for a KBase User Team Lead. KBase is entering a new phase of development - focusing on growing its user base, cementing relationships with other national facilities such as JGI, EMSL, NERSC, NCBI and PDB, and in particular cultivating a strong, highly collaborative User Working Group (UWG) to perform leading edge science in the KBase platform and help add new functionality and data to the system. The KBase leadership team seeks an energetic and engaging individual with relevant and demonstrable experience to lead its new User Working Group and community engagement efforts. The incumbent would join the leadership team, working closely with the PI's and other members of the KBase team to develop and execute recruitment and engagement strategies for the UWG, and support collaboration plans with user facilities, national programs, and other community resources.
What You Will Do:
Coordinate design of programs to create and support a UWG as a community that will drive new scientific and technological advances in KBase
Coordinate, participate in, and track KBase activities to identify, establish, and maintain collaborations, internal and external to DOE, by actively recruiting UWG members from academic institutions and national facilities such as JGI, EMSL, NERSC, NCBI and others
Organize and participate in UWG videoconferences and occasional face-to-face meetings
Effectively communicate UWG recommendations to the KBase development team
Develop assessment strategies to measure the impact of UWG programs on recruitment and engagement, as well as the UWG feedback on platform functionality and usability
Assist in reporting and iterative strategy planning
Coordinate, participate in, and track KBase activities to identify, recruit, and coordinate opportunities and interactions with prospective users to accelerate the science through the active use of KBase
Coordinate and track scientific competitions using KBase as a platform.
Encourage researchers to use KBase as a platform for reproducible science and research publications
Present features and highlight use cases that demonstrates the utility of KBase to professional audiences, both in-person and online
Identify, support, and enable community champions to present on the benefits of KBase for their research programs
Develop strategies and coordinate with DOE and National User Facilities to realize national-scale synergies and drive them forward
Work with the KBase team to make sure platform developments align with FAIR data practices (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reproducible)
What is Required:
Advanced degree in a scientific discipline such as computational biology, genomics, environmental biology, microbiology, plant biology or related fields or equivalent experience
Experience in biological data analysis and/or modeling
5+ years of increasing responsibility managing groups and interacting with scientific teams
Experience in creating and managing scientific communities
Experience building and promoting a user community around a technology platform
Familiarity with KBase or other computational biology platforms
Knowledge of open source software development practices and community standards
Familiarity with software tools for assessing how users interact with online platforms
Experience dealing with the needs of users of computational biology/bioinformatics software and ability to communicate user needs to a software team
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to influence and communicate clear ideas and plans to internal and external stakeholders
A sense of ownership and ability to prioritize and drive issues to closure
Critical thinking skills and ability to concisely represent a point of view, strong team player mindset
Ability to synthesize complex information and present across varied audiences
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed atWest Berkeley Biocenter (Potter St.) — Bldg. 977, 717 Potter St., Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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