Senior Biocurator

India /
Velsera – Medical /
/ Hybrid
Senior Biocurator
Location: Pune, India

Who are we? 

Welcome to the era of Velsera! Seven Bridges, Pierian & UgenTec have combined to become Velsera.

Velsera is the precision engine company. We empower researchers, scientists, and clinicians to drive precision R&D, expand access to, and more effectively leverage analytics at the point of care.

We unify technology-enabled solutions and scientific expertise to enable a continuous flow of knowledge across the global healthcare ecosystem. This interweaves diverse biomedical communities, allowing them to build upon each other’s success and accelerate medical breakthroughs that positively impact human health. With our headquarters in Boston, MA we are rapidly growing and expanding our team which currently has over 800 employees located in 14 different countries! 

What will you do?

    • Technical/Scientific:
    • Comprehend (analyze, conclude) scientific content/clinical studies from different sources such as clinical practice guidelines, drug labels, clinical trials, research articles, reviews, case reports published in cancer and curate clinically significant data.
    • Associate clinical/scientific evidences in a holistic manner to fulfil curation asks such as clinical inferences and write them as rules
    • Demonstrate clear understanding of the product and end-to-end workflow for the given KB team
    • Screening, Curation strategies (all complexity), Review (if trained as reviewer)
    • How rule engine works, how predicates are written
    • How the curated data is used downstream and how it impacts patient care
    • Contribute to designing workflow for new curation strategy or extrapolate existing curation strategies to a similar new scenario
    • Contribute to designing SOPs &/or Work Instruction (WI) generation - ability to present and defend ideas in team or CCC meetings
    • Identify potential risks of process, project or design, and report deviation from SOP or WI
    • Open to self-training and exploring new technologies

    • Communications
    • Should be able to communicate issues within a team or across teams with clear background understanding to achieve outcome or conclusions
    • Initiate or engage in clear communication (slack, email and verbal) regarding any blockers/issues with team members, follow-up and conclude
    • Ability to develop the documentation, PowerPoint presentations, flowcharts, diagrams etc. to communicate technical solutions

    • Operational
    • Follow/execute daily/weekly tasks till completion based on SOP with ownership and responsibility
    • Self QC of work – demonstrate a high standard with each deliverable
    • Commitment to delivery of day to day tasks and projects involved as per the project timelines -- with little supervision from a senior team member or team lead
    • Should demonstrate clear alignment with the team’s release plan
    • Content documentation – document content related approach in a scientific and methodical manner
    • Handle different types of complexities in the workflow
    • Training: Design, document and execute existing or revised training workflows and conduct training as per SOP/WI
    • Demonstrate niche’ expertise where you are the go-to person for specific activities, training etc.
    • Stay up-to-date on product and process trainings required to create quality deliverables at each phase of product life-cycle
    • Ensure compliance with SDLC and QMS processes defined at organization level to meet quality goals
    • Demonstrate strong adherence to Pierian core values

What do you bring to the table?

    • PhD in genetics, genomics, molecular biology with 1+ years of postdoc or work experience OR
    • Masters degree in molecular biology, genetics, biotechnology or biochemistry with 4+ years of work experience
    • Experience required: 4-7 years
    • Genetic and molecular understanding of the human disease.
    • Good understanding of genomic databases and their annotations (For example: GenBank, RefSeq, dbSNP etc).
    • Basic understanding of cancer biology and signaling pathways.
    • An understanding of bioinformatics analysis to identify variants within genomic data sets is desirable.
    • Proficiency in communicating and understanding of genetic variant details.
    • An enthusiastic "can-do" mentality with leadership skills, a dedicated team-worker, having good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Previous experience as an experimental scientist in applied science or hands-on experience in oncogenomic diagnostic laboratories is a big plus.
    • Experience with open source bioinformatics tools and publicly available variant databases is a plus
    • Personal initiative and ability to work effectively as part of a team
    • Excellent communication skills
What do we offer?

Velsera stands for a stimulating atmosphere where you can grow your capabilities in an open company culture. We want you to do the work you feel great at, or that you would like to become great at. You’ll work for a mission driven organization that is making a true difference in the scientific and healthcare space. 

Next to that, we offer competitive salaries including: 
* A full-suite of industry leading benefits (list by location)
* Remote work flexibility 
If you feel like this could be the next big thing for you, make sure you’re not going to miss out and have a chat with us! 

Our Core Values

People first. We create collaborative and supportive environments by operating with respect and flexibility to promote mental, emotional and physical health. We practice empathy by treating others the way they want to be treated and assuming positive intent. We are proud of our inclusive diverse team and humble ourselves to learn about and build our connection with each other.

Patient focused. We act with swift determination without sacrificing our expectations of quality. We are driven by providing exceptional solutions for our customers to positively impact patient lives. Considering what is at stake, we challenge ourselves to develop the best solution, not just the easy one. 

Integrity. We hold ourselves accountable and strive for transparent communication to build trust amongst ourselves and our customers. We take ownership of our results as we know what we do matters and collectively we will change the healthcare industry. We are thoughtful and intentional with every customer interaction understanding the overall impact on human health. 

Curious. We ask questions and actively listen in order to learn and continuously improve. We embrace change and the opportunities it presents to make each other better. We strive to be on the cutting edge of science and technology innovation by encouraging creativity. 

Impactful. We take our social responsibility with the seriousness it deserves and hold ourselves to a high standard. We improve our sustainability by encouraging discussion and taking action as it relates to our natural, social and economic resource footprint. We are devoted to our humanitarian mission and look for new ways to make the world a better place. 

Velsera is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

Velsera is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information.