Data Analyst

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Join the ABC team to work on award-winning forensic software. Analyse DNA profiles effectively and enhance forensic science with cutting-edge solutions.

Job title
Data Analyst
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Mount Albert, Auckland
Science & Technology
Full time


$85,040 - $101,129 based on skills and experience
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Te tūnga | The role

ABC creates world leading, award winning software that allows forensic biologists to analyse, interpret and investigate DNA profiles more efficiently and effectively. Our mission is to empower the forensic community through science and innovation. We do this through leading edge scientific research, high quality software development and comprehensive training and support delivery. Our flagship software, ABC™, has been developed by ABC in partnership with Forensic Science South Australia (FSSA). Adding ABC™ ABC and ABC™ to ABC™, we provide an end-to-end analysis and interpretation solution.

We have a permanent fulltime (minimum of 37.5 - 40 hours per week) opportunity for a Data Analyst to join the ABC team. This role is specific to the ABC™ software application and related software and will focus on supporting the ABC team through the analysis of DNA profiling data during forensic DNA laboratory's internal validation and implementation process. You will work closely in the ABC team to analyse data and generate reports in a timely fashion for forensic science customers worldwide.

In this role, you will be involved in the following:

- Assist with the preparation of customer reports defining parameters and describing internal validation studies for ABC™ and related software.
- Assist with data analysis for ABC™ and related software.
- Where required, assist with the creation and review of customer training resources.
- Where required, undertake supervised software build testing to assist with the developmental validation of software products.
- Analyse raw data from customer laboratories using CE data analysis software e.g., GeneMapper ID-X, GeneMarker, ABC™ DNA.
- Prepare ABC™ evidence and reference input files, as well as kit, stutter, and database files for ABC™ and related software.
- Undertake linear regression analysis on stutter ratio data to inform stutter models.
- Run Model Maker within ABC™ to determine peak modelling parameters.
- Assist with internal validation studies undertaken using customer DNA profiles analysed in ABC™ and related software, including performing sensitivity and specificity testing.
- Assist with other data analysis as required (for external customer laboratories, ABC and project and development work) using data analysis tools e.g., MS Excel, R.

This role will be based at our Mount Albert Science Centre in Auckland.

Kia angitu koe | About you

To be successful in this role, you will need:

- An appropriate postgraduate qualification or a BSc with postgraduate experience in Forensic Science, Biology, Genetics, Statistics or similar.
- Previous experience in forensic science is preferred.
- Excellent data analysis and MS Excel skills.
- Experience in statistical modelling or population genetic modelling would be highly desirable.
- Good knowledge of ABC™ and strong data manipulation skills are also desirable.
- The ability to liaise and focus on external customers and their requirements.
- Experience delivering to deadlines with conflicting priorities.
- Flexibility to work with overseas customers as required.

Ngā painga | The benefits

ABC provide an excellent environment for fostering and developing our people in a values-driven, flexible and ever evolving landscape. We are leaders in our field and our laboratory facilities are second to none.

We offer diverse benefits including flexible working options that support everyone's lifestyle in balance with their work commitments. Our people gain value from other benefits such as job-related learning and development opportunities, access to employee health schemes, social events, and wellbeing initiatives.

ABC are an accredited employer with Immigration NZ. If you are from overseas and would like to learn more about living and working in New Zealand, please see here:

The indicative salary range is from $NZ85,040 - $NZ101,129, with additional benefits and international relocation assistance as applicable.

Tono mai | Apply Now

We encourage applications from those with an understanding of or a willingness to develop their capability in Te Tiriti o Waitangi, tikanga Māori, and/or te reo Māori.

If you are looking for a chance to meaningfully contribute to the wellbeing of New Zealanders and our overseas customers, please apply now. Applications close at 12:00am NZDT Tuesday 02 April 2024.

ABC is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces flexibility, diversity, and inclusion. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to New Zealand. We look forward to receiving your application.

Please note the successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment drug-screen, a Ministry of Justice and/or police vetting report of criminal charges/convictions, proof of academic qualifications/coursework, and the provision of a staff elimination DNA sample and participation in ABC's immunisation programme, in order to satisfy the conditions of employment for this position. Overseas candidates may be required to satisfy Immigration NZ requirements.

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