Assistant Director of Translational Core

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

2012215 Medicine-Gastro

About the Unit
The Biological Sciences Division's Center for Research Informatics (CRI) is a new and rapidly growing organization whose mission is to provide the informatics resources and services to BSD faculty to enable them to conduct research of the highest scientific merit and to advance the state of the art of clinical informatics, translational informatics, and bioinformatics. The CRI is also dedicated to research, education, and training in informatics. The Office provides informatics support services by working with UC researchers to conceive, plan, design, implement, deploy, operate, and support biomedical research data capture, management, integration, and analysis applications. The CRI is looking for individuals who will contribute their skills in a fast-paced cutting edge environment and will be leveraging state-of-the-art technologies to deliver innovative and exciting solutions for researchers.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The University of Chicago Center for Research Informatics (CRI) is looking for an Assistant Director of Translational Core who will fill data requests for the Clinical Research Data Warehouse (CRDW).


  • Translate technical specifications from a business analyst into SQL code, generating data deliverables, and conducting code review.
  • Master medical terminology related to filling data requests, communicate effectively with a business analyst, and write SQL queries which optimize the organization of data deliverables.
  • Assist with data quality checks, making sure that each deliverable match the original request specifications and that the data is of the highest quality.
  • Advanced statistical analysis, including programs R, SAS, STATA.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to receive technical specifications from a business analyst and to translate specifications into SQL queries required.
  • Ability to communicate requirements, questions, and suggestions to a business analyst required.
  • Ability to use standard and custom in-house reporting tools required.
  • Ability to use analytical and quantitative skills and diagnostic techniques to resolve problems required.
  • Ability to manage complex technical details required.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment required.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments required.
  • Confidentiality related to sensitive University matters such as, strategic initiatives, trade secrets, quiet periods, and scientific discoveries yet to be put in the public domain required.
  • High degree of diplomacy required.
  • Ability to focus on customer service required.

Additional Requirements

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Five years of experience in database management in a PC environment required.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 4/7/2018
Application Due: 4/18/2018
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