RESEARCH DATA SPECIALIST

Location
Philadelphia
Posted
Mar 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: The Research Data Specialist will perform data entry, data management, programming support, and statistical analysis of an international patient registry/natural history study of a rare and deadly disease. The Data Specialist's primary responsibility will involve extracting medical record data into the registry database from patients in the U.S. The Data Specialist will also manage and clean datasets, and conduct statistical analyses in collaboration with the Principal Investigator, faculty statisticians, and study team. The Data Specialist will prepare tables, graphs and descriptive summaries of data for presentations, progress reports, grant applications and manuscripts.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree and 3 to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Master's degree (MS or MPH) in Statistics or Biostatistics, or equivalent statistical computing experience is desirable.

Strong computer skills and experience including database management, MS Excel, and PowerPoint required. Experience creating and modifying relational databases and proficiency with SAS and R is desirable. Experience with medical coding (Medra, WHO-DDE) and with patient registries a plus.

Knowledge of medical terminology and disease processes, and familiarity with Castleman disease and/or oncology clinical information and research is desirable.

High level of attention to detail, organizational skills and commitment to accuracy is required. Interest in performing repetitive data entry.

Possess good data entry methodologies that ensure accurate and precise data entry and monitoring.

Comfort in an 'iterative environment' in which periodic rework is inevitable.

Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong organizational and time management skills. Strong work ethic.

Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently

Reference Number: 40-25310

Salary Grade: 026

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: DM-Translational Medicine and Human Genetics

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research