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The Department of Pathology and Duke Health Clinical Laboratories in collaboration with the Duke Cancer Institute is recruiting a computer programmer to serve as the lead in the ongoing development and support of two critical informatics initiatives (1) Duke’s Molecular Registry of Tumors (MRT), and (2) Duke’s participation in the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Project GENIE initiative.
The Molecular Registry of Tumors (MRT) is the IT backbone of the Precision Cancer Medicine Initiative (PCMI) at Duke. The system houses comprehensive molecular profiling data on our Duke Cancer patients. MRT receives data from multiple sources and then normalizes, stores and makes this data available through a series of web interfaces and APIs. MRT drives clinical trial enrollment, clinical therapy matching, and basic and translational cancer research across Duke Health. The system was develop at Duke by Duke clinicians, researchers and IT professionals. We are expanding the MRT project to encompass all data relevant to the health and care of our cancer patients including anatomic pathology data, clinical pathology data, treatment data and normalized outcome data. We are also expanding the use of MRT to hospitals within the Duke Cancer Network to further facilitate outstanding patient care, innovation and discovery. The individual filling this position will be a leader in these expansion efforts.
The MRT expansion synergizes with Duke’s participation in AACR Project GENIE. Duke is one of 20 institutions across the country that is participating in Project GENIE. Through a multi-year collaborative effort, these institutions have created a molecular cancer registry similar to MRT that is shared by all in support of cancer research across the country. The individual filling this position will provide ongoing support to this project.
• Optimize and extend the business logic of MRT to allow for expansion in the size and scope of data contained within.
• Develop expertise in molecular, oncology and clinical data naming systems and ontologies including HGVS, ICD10, ICD-O-3, SNOMED, mCode, OncoTree and others as required. Use this expertise to increase the interoperability and functionality of MRT.
• Oversee the secure molecular data transfer algorithms that permit Duke’s participation in AACR Project GENIE. Develop additions pipelines from MRT to GENIE as needed.
• Work as a member of Duke Health Technology Solutions (DHTS) Analytic Center of Excellence (with a secondary reporting line to the Clinical Data Strategy Manager at the DCI) in support of data extraction for and from MRT.
• Ensure compliance with Duke University Health System, School of Medicine and Institutional Review Board policies and procedures. Ensure compliance with Duke Health Technology Solutions (DHTS) Analytic Center of Excellence (ACE) team policies and procedures.
• Ensure completion of deliverables and adherence to timelines. Analyze and resolve issues that have the potential to jeopardize performance and/or ability to meet agreed upon deliverables.
Perform any other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
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. Reqauired Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Information Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Engineering (Health Information Management) or related field.
2 years of web application development experience is required.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
- Additional years of experience
- Recent or prior healthcare experience in the field of molecular biology, pathology or laboratory medicine
- Solid experience and knowledge developing complex SQL scripts (intermediate to high intermediate, advanced/expert SQL programmer).
- Strong hands-on working knowledge of web based application development. Expert level full stack development skills in any language is required. Expert level development skills in Microsoft .NET and .NET core is strongly preferred, or a willingness to learn .NET is required.Meticulous attention to detail and an ability to independently ensure quality performance.
- Exceptional written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills.
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