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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.

General Purpose

Manage and maintain data used in support of analytical and/or research projects with the School of Medicine Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR). Provide training and mentorship to Duke community and fellow programmers.


This position reports to the Manager, Information Systems.

Essential Duties

  1. Design, develop, and maintain databases (REDCap, Access) for multiple studies. Assist and advise study teams regarding data collection best practices. Test and debug projects to verify their accuracy and completeness; maintAain and revise existing projects to ensure operating proficiency or to adapt to new study requirements. Reprogram/modify the database as needed in order to collect all required study data.

  • Use DEDUCE to query the Duke EDW. Use SAS, SPSS or other statistical package to merge, clean and code data for analysis. Work with study statisticians to prepare datasets and conduct analysis. Design and perform data imports/exports. Consult with statistician to gauge completeness of exports; modify if necessary.
  • Act as REDCap Super user. Provide front-end support for REDCap users. Participate in REDCap Tuesday office hours. Develop SOPs around REDCap use in collaboration with AP Senior. Interface with REDCap backend support for change management operations of REDCap. Participate in REDCap committee through national consortium and stay abreast of current trends in use case scenarios. Participate in weekly consortium call. Participate in DOCR internal projects (e.g., REDCap upgrade validation).
  • Provide training to study teams in database use and reporting. Attend study team meetings. Manage competing demands and deadlines from principal investigators/project managers on multiple projects. Maintain awareness of current assignments, allocated effort and project deadlines.
  • Plan and teach instructional courses on REDCap, MS Access and custom databases, as needed, in collaboration with AP II and AP Senior. Develop instructional and reference materials for users. Provide informal, one-on-one instruction as needed, both in person and over email or telephone. Provide feedback, mentorship and support to students, residents and clients.
  • Provide consultation to clients (investigators, project managers and research coordinators, study personnel, statisticians, administrators, etc.) interested in data management. Assist Associate Director of Clinical Research with project estimates, as needed.
  • Attend monthly DOCR and weekly data team meetings. Attend DOCR or other conference series presentations as relates to continuing education.
  • Work with Manager, AP II, and Super users, to improve workflow and processes of data team (e.g., implement standardizations).
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
  • Education/Training Requirements

    Work requires a Bachelor's degree in mathematics or computer-related field, or equivalent coursework or technical training.


    Work requires one year of programming or analytical experience with knowledge of several computer languages, programs or systems OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.


    Strong preference for candidates proficient in SAS or SPSS programming.

    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.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 1/17/2021
    Application Due: 4/28/2021
    Work Type: Full Time