Scientific Impact Analyst

Berkeley, CA
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Created: August 14, 2020


Scientific Impact Analyst - 90783

Organization: JG-Joint Genome Institute


Berkeley Lab’s Joint Genome Institute ( has an exciting opening for a Scientific Impact Analyst. The ideal candidate will be creative and self-motivated to aid JGI scientific, technical, and operational staff and JGI management in identifying, assessing, and documenting the scientific and societal impacts of its user programs. The successful candidate will compile, analyze, and interpret data on JGI's scientific impact, including publications, patents, industrial collaborations, and data use.  This newly created role will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to capture these data in conjunction with User Programs and Data Science & Informatics (DSI) staff.


The JGI is a DOE User Facility providing cutting-edge integrative genomic capabilities in support of DOE's mission in energy and environmental genomics to a global community of currently ~2,000 Users. JGI Users, in collaboration with JGI scientists, publish 150-200 papers in peer-reviewed journals each year.  Furthermore, >20,000 data users access and utilize JGI data resources each year.


What You Will Do:

Work with User Programs, Data Science & Informatics, and JGI Leadership Team to develop impact metrics.

• Manage publication and other impact tracking, problem resolution, and data curation.

• Identify priorities for data capture and analysis and produce reports for JGI’s Science Programs, project managers and other stakeholders.

• Investigate, create and develop new methods and techniques for impact tracking.

• Work with the managers and leads of specific JGI scientific and operations programs to analyze and interpret impact data and metrics.

• Research and support the implementation of best practices in data citation and bibliometrics and make recommendations for improving and standardizing citations of JGI resources.

• Develop and maintain reports on impact metrics.


What is Required:

• Bachelor’s Degree in a life or data science field and a minimum of 4-8 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Demonstrated understanding of and experience with scientific publishing.

• Strong data analysis skills including use of tools such as R or Tableau.

• High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel and other standard office software.

• Ability to exercise judgment and expertise in identifying and resolving complex and broad-reaching conflicts and problems, set priorities and work effectively with diverse technical, scientific and operational teams.

• Proven ability to work independently to design, develop, implement, monitor and complete projects/work assignments.

• Ability to organize and present reports to collaborators, JGI staff, management, and sponsors.

• Effective interpersonal skills necessary for working in a diverse team environment.

• Detail oriented, excellent record keeping, organization skills, follow through and accountability.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.


Additional Desired Qualifications:

• Experience with high-throughput sequencing, genomics and/or other biological programs is highly desirable.

• Experience with bibliometric analysis.

• Experience with scripting, e.g. Perl or Python

• Experience interacting with scientists and operational staff and government agencies

• Experience with project management, coordination and tracking.


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.



• This is a full-time, 1-year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.

• M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

• 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 at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


How To Apply

Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.


Learn About Us:

JGI & Berkeley Lab: A View to Fuel Innovative Science in the Public Interest

They say it’s all about location and Berkeley Lab has it all: a view above the San Francisco Bay, cool breezes, and world-class multidisciplinary science within a diverse and respectful research ecosystem of 5,000 people. Nearly 90 years ago, Ernest Orlando Lawrence, the inventor of the cyclotron, brought physicists, biologists, engineers and mathematicians together in Berkeley above the University of California campus to tackle the most urgent scientific challenges. Today, after garnering 13 Nobel Prizes, Berkeley Lab has sustained and grown that tradition of open, interdisciplinary team science, exemplified by how the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) addresses the most pressing energy and environmental challenges using integrative genome science approaches. JGI takes up residence in the new, state-of-the-art Integrative Genomics Building (IGB) along with the U.S. Department of Energy Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) to expand the frontiers of energy and environmental science in partnership with the worldwide community of researchers. Will you join us and be a critical part of our next ground-breaking discoveries?


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.


Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here (


Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4 (  Click here ( to view the poster: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law".


Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.


Published: Monday, August 17, 2020 18:27 UTC

Last updated: Monday, August 17, 2020 18:27 UTC