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"Shree Nath, Ph.D" <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 6 May 2014 09:36:19 -0400
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Subject: Immediate job openings for qualified candidates in Biology,
Biochemistry and/or Bioinformatics

PointCross Life Sciences ( has immediate
openings in our Silver Spring, MD office for entry level nonclinical
scientists with exposure to informatics, or a similar subject matter expert,
to support the needs of a nonclinical data standardization program with a US
Federal Government Agency and our other Biopharma clients. PointCross is a
multinational company, headquartered in the Bay Area, that provides
regulatory review, analytics and Big Data solutions and services to global
Biopharma companies and Government Agencies.

This position will require scientific involvement in large-scale nonclinical
data digitization of PDF/paper reports and non-standardized electronic
datasets. The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team
in Silver Spring, Maryland to triage toxicology study reports and datasets,
extract data using OCR technology, use a range of Excel and other tools for
data extraction and identification/resolution of data discrepancies, interact
with diverse subject matter and data digitization experts, review and improve
data extraction and data validation processes, and conduct acceptance reviews
of delivered end products. Interaction with other PointCross staff located in
other global locations may be required. Collaboration with client staff, on
occasion, may be required to elicit, understand and communicate the business
needs of study data reviewers.

This position requires a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in life sciences,
preferably in informatics, biology, biochemistry, toxicology or related
disciplines in drug discovery and development. Alternately, substantial
hands-on experience with nonclinical studies, particularly on the informatics
and data management fronts will be considered. We expect the right candidate
to have the following skills:

A strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel including data management tasks, use of
common mathematical and logical functions, and the use and design of macros.
Proficiency with the Microsoft Windows operating environment and software
Outlook, Explorer, Word, Adobe, Internet Explorer, OneNote and Notepad –
and file management functions.
Self-starter with the ability to work well both in a team as well as
Focused and well organized with a strong attention to detail for extended
periods of time
Good communication and listening skills, with a strong interest in
professional growth
Basic knowledge of anatomy, histopathology, gross pathology, toxicology, and
Other desirable skills include:
Familiarity with preclinical and clinical studies
Experience with preclinical data collection systems & practices
Experience with optical character recognition (OCR) software
Experience with statistical analysis tools like SAS and R
Exposure to industry data standards (e.g., CDISC data standards) and
terminologies (e.g., NCI Metathesaurus, SNOMED, MedDRA) is a big plus.

This position offers an exciting opportunity for the right candidates to grow
into regulatory sciences, bioinformatics and client interfacing roles, and to
join an established solutions and technology company. The selected individual
must be local to the Maryland/Virginia/Washington DC corridor within
reasonable commuting distance from our downtown Silver Spring, MD office.
This position will require a background clearance check to be conducted by
the US Federal Agency with whom we have a contract.

PointCross offers medical, dental, vision and life insurances and a company
contributed 401(k) Savings plan along with a Health Savings Plan.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to
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