OCRST Data Analytics Reporting Professional

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Colorado Cancer Center

OCRST Data Analytics Reporting Professional

Position # 00708533 - Requisition 12849

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The University of Colorado Cancer Center has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Oncology Clinical Research Support Team (OCRST) Data Analytics Reporting Professional position.

The University of Colorado Cancer Center, located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, is Colorado's only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, a distinction recognizing its outstanding contributions to research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. CU Cancer Center's clinical partner for adult care, University of Colorado Hospital is ranked in the top 15 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News and World Report and Children's Hospital Colorado is ranked 8th by the same organization in Pediatric Cancer Care. The CU Cancer Center is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network®, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers working to establish and deliver the gold standard in cancer clinical guidelines. CU Cancer Center also is a member of the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN), a unique research partnership among North America's top cancer centers leveraging multiple data sources and matching patients to targeted treatments. CU Cancer Center is a consortium of approximately 261 researchers and physicians at three state universities and three clinical institutions, all working toward its vision to prevent and cure cancer while being a global model for patient care delivery, interdisciplinary research, and training.

Nature of Work

This position is responsible for the acquisition, analysis, management, modeling and reporting of clinical trial data for the Cancer Center in support of various sponsored research programs including but not limited to the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), the Lead Academic Participating Site (LAPS) U10, and the NCI Early Phase I and Phase II UM1 grants. This position will present data to a variety of internal and external stakeholders, highlighting useful information, suggesting conclusions, as well as adapting the reporting to the changing needs of each group of stakeholders and to the fluctuations of the sponsored research funding environment. This position will assist Oncology Clinical Research Support Team (OCRST) Program Director and Cancer Center leadership in developing and overseeing ongoing quality assurance and quality control procedures and activities relevant to multiple areas of activity, and in developing metrics and analytics that measure progress and success in the Cancer Center's clinical research portfolio.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Serve as the Cancer Center's lead for collecting, interpreting and analyzing clinical trial data relevant to various sponsored research program requirements (e.g. the LAPS U10 grant; the Early Phase UM1 grant; UM1 Phase II supplement grant, the CCSG; etc)
  • Responsible for establishing and overseeing a quality assurance/quality control program to ensure accuracy and completeness of clinical trial data. Monitor and analyze data for accuracy and completeness and develop and maintain complex spreadsheet tools to support advanced analysis of clinical trial data with the purpose of understanding or drawing conclusions from the data in order to drive clinical and operational decision-making within the Cancer Center
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to correct inconsistencies or inaccuracies in clinical trial data, and to develop SOPs to prevent future problems.
  • Analyze current processes and procedures for collecting required data and key performance indicators and make recommendations for changes in those procedures, forms and/or data elements to capture progress and facilitate the reporting required by federal and other sponsors of grants.
  • Develop solutions for capturing data that is not currently captured within the Cancer Center's clinical trial management system (CTMS) by creating, testing, and implementing data collection tools. Work with the CTMS implementation/management team to expand the CTMS to allow for the capture of new data required under grant programs.
  • Support reporting and QA needs as related to activities required by NCI's Clinical Trials Reporting Program (CTRP) system including reconciling accruals reported to CTRP with internal reports on a regular basis and assisting with maintaining backup Access database
  • In collaboration with Cancer Center Systems Analytics Manager and others, develop and maintain databases, data systems and/or write queries to support analysis of gender/minority accrual data relative to local and regional cancer incidence and clinical catchment area.
  • Participate in meetings with Principal Investigators and clinical research staff across the Cancer Center Consortium to gain an understanding of the nature of the program(s) supported as well as inform and direct individuals on the data elements that will be necessary to fulfill reporting requirements.
  • Acquire and abstract primary and/or secondary data from existing internal and external data sources and create automated processes for data analysis and reports. Sources of data include but are not limited to OnCore (CTMS), Health Data Compass (enterprise data warehouse), Access database(s),and REDCap (electronic data entry platform).

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits

The hiring salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in business, information technology, statistics, computer science or related field AND two (2) years professional experience in business analysis, Quality Assurance (QA) analysis; clinical research, data quality, and/or data analysis/reporting.
  • Experience with programming languages such as SAS (Base or Advanced certification preferred), R, and SQL
  • Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional work experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year for year basis, but not the specific experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Geographic Information System software such as ArcGIS and QGIS
  • Experience with Business Intelligence software such as Tableau and Cognos
  • Experience with clinical trial management systems such as OnCore®
  • Experience with writing ad-hoc queries using SSRS to obtain data to support analysis and reporting needs
  • Proficiency in preparing descriptive and analytical reports and presentations
  • Three (3) years professional experience in business analysis, Quality Assurance (QA) analysis; clinical research, data quality, and/or data analysis/reporting.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient with MS Access and MS Excel
  • Experience with programming languages such as SAS (Base or Advanced certification preferred), R, and SQL
  • Understanding of the NIH and NCI reporting requirements and the data definitions that are specific to each sponsored research program.
  • Understanding of relational databases
  • Solutions oriented - able to understand complex problems, troubleshoot problems and reverse engineer reporting objectives
  • Ability to present complex information in an understandable and compelling manner
  • Familiarity with terminology and processes associated with the conduct of clinical research
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment on multifaceted projects
  • Ability to work independently and manage priorities so that projects are completed efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and with a high level of professionalism across various stakeholders

Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers * REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A cover letter/letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2) A current resume/CV. 3) List of 3-5 professional references. Questions should be directed to Amanda Beyer-Purvis at [email protected]

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by March 20, 2018. Those who do not apply by March 20, 2018 may or may not be considered.

Job Category: Research Services

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20066 - SOM-U of Colo Cancer Center

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 6, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Amanda Beyer-Purvis

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00708533





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Posted: 3/7/2018
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