Duke University
Surgical Sciences
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Oct 22, 2021

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School of Medicine:

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Systems Management (~75%)
• Manage operation of various software and Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) utilized in the center and affiliate laboratories under the Department of Surgery, coordinating work conducted simultaneously to meet deadlines in adherence to applicable regulatory practices and data & application management team (DAMT) protocols.
• Develop tools to improve functionality for various software and LIS systems either programmatically utilizing various vendor APIs or through internal GUI based tools. Collaborate with functional groups to define requirements and determine specifications for requests made to the DAMT, ensuring functionality meets user needs.
• Coordinate efforts between laboratory staff, the DAMT, and IT for day to day to support of LIS systems and software. Act as liaison between DAMT, laboratory staff, and vendor relations to facilitate support, development, and other implementation of systems and software.
• Implement and improve on practices supporting the software development life cycle. Develop tools and procedures for deployment, testing, documentation that facilitate continuous integration and delivery.
• Work with various functional groups on the development, integration, and maintenance of data processing pipelines into various systems utilized by the DAMT to support research and clinical trial operations.
• Perform systems compliance duties to support clinical trial operations. Advise and participate in risk assessment, validation plan design, and qualification testing for various software’s and systems. Develop and conduct change control procedures to maintain compliance.
• Write and revise standard operating procedures, policies, reports, and other process documentation working closely with DAMT manager, study managers, and quality assurance department.
• Provide recommendations to investigators, administrators, and collaborators on appropriate tools to support laboratory operations, providing technical and financial breakdowns, and problem resolution.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Data Management (~25%)
• Manage and coordinate large complex datasets for center and affiliate laboratories, coordinating work to be completed by deadlines and adhering to sponsor or collaborator specifications and applicable regulatory practice in conjunction with DAMT guidelines.
• Maintain databases and internal data formats to be utilized across systems.
• Oversee the development and improvement of data processes for new and existing assay platforms. Advise in the development and planning of reports and analyses to support laboratory processes. Coordinate operations between external partners and internal groups to facilitate implementation, maintenance, and support of data pipelines.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Miscellaneous (Variable%)
• Perform duties autonomously under the direction of the DAMT manager, working with data technicians to delegate tasks and over the see the completion of work. Train data technicians on systems related tasks and oversee the development of their job related skill sets.
• Train laboratory staff on systems practices upon hire and in the event of systems changes. Assist with hosting laboratory workshops and information session on relevant topics. Cross train DAMT members on performed duties as needed.
• Work closely with the DAMT program manager on progress and allocation of appropriate resources for upcoming deadlines to facilitate project planning.
• Perform all other duties as assigned.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Fundamental knowledge and practical ability with any of the programing languages relevant to the environment (R, Python, SQL, VBA, JS, SAS).
Awareness of any relevant regulations (21 CFR Part 11, GCLP), computer system validation practices, and software development life cycle is a plus.
Knowledge of clinical research environments is a plus

Minimum Qualifications

Work requires a bachelor's degree.

Work requires one to two years of clinical of either laboratory C.S., data management, I.T. experience or laboratory experience with an equivalent combination of relevant education in C.S., data management, or I.T.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Read our Diversity Profile History

Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892, where Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and link with the Duke family until his death in 1929. In December 1924, the provisions of indenture by Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.Duke Campus

As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In 1995, East Campus became the home for all first-year students.

Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

Mission Statement

Duke Science"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'

“To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.Duke Meeting

 “By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do.”

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