|Job Description Summary:||
The Biostatistics Center (BSC) is an off-campus research facility of The George Washington University located in Rockville, Maryland. The Biostatistics Center serves as the coordinating center for large scale federally funded multi-center clinical trials and epidemiological studies. The Biostatistics Center is a leader in the statistical coordination of major medical research programs of national and international scope. Visit our website at: .
The Biostatistics Center is seeking a regular full-time Sr. Research Scientist to work for a research team serving as the Coordinating Center for Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study. Position will serve as a Data Engineer and Scientist role and leads the design and development for real world data obtained from electronic health records (EHR) and integration with other data sources such as linkages (e.g. administrative claims data, national death index) into a data warehouse for longitudinal cohort studies. Responsible for the curation, cleaning, and transforming raw data into meaningful information for analysis purposes to address study objectives as well as the design and development of metadata engine to make data FAIR. Evaluates alternative standards based data extracts from multiple EHR platforms via FHIR api. Designs and deploys machine learning and other data processing and analytical pipelines to build a strong foundation to manage ontologies for diagnoses, treatments, and lab data as well as extract meaningful data from notes using natural language processing algorithms, and data visualization through dashboards. Coordinates database programming support, enhancement and upgrades to the data warehouse. Plans and executes the technical programming including data extraction routines, leads the data-management and supports the creation of reports, dashboards and statistical analysis pipelines.
This position assumes major responsibilities for planning, conducting and supervising research at a level functioning similar to that of an Associate or Full Professor. Using broad familiarity with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures, this role uses quantitative and qualitative methods to collect, analyze and report data activities. This role relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, and performs a variety of tasks to carry out research. This position leads and directs the work of others. This is the highest non-management research position.
Essential duties include:
-Designs and leads the development of the EHR infrastructure to meet regulatory and privacy compliance and develop interfaces between EHR systems and BSC systems.
-Leads the development of a common data model.
-Develop documentation, code repository management and reporting routines
-Collaborates with Principal Investigators and project managers to determine research studies' technology needs and to formulate approaches to meet them.
-Develops automated statistical reporting pipelines to monitor study progress and results for use of statisticians and project managers.
-Oversees the collaboration between coordinating center and other research units to include data extracts and processing clinic reports, and quality control, as well as the ad hoc programming requirements and collaboration with research staff in tasks requiring programming.
-Communicates with the Biostatistics Center Systems Support staff and Administrative staff relating to systems and administrative details as needed. Participates in general staff meetings or study-specific meetings as required.
-Performs other work-related duties as requested. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Qualified candidates will hold a Master's degree plus 8 years of experience or a PhD plus 5 years of experience in a related discipline, to include two years of research and/or college level teaching in a field basic to the work to be performed. Experience must include planning, conducting and reporting as primary responsibilities. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.
|Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:|
- MS or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related fields.
- 5 years of increasingly responsible Master's-level experience in software development and customization practices, strategic software planning, and supervision of software projects and staff, and management of software systems.
- The candidate ideally has good communication skills, good working knowledge of SQL and of python, R or SAS.
- Experience with common data models and/or electronic health records.
- Strong managerial and collaborative experience which includes supervising, planning, developing, writing, reporting and presenting to end users.
- In-depth knowledge of and hands-on experience in current software, database and web-based technologies, including object-oriented framework-based systems.
- Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
- Supervisory experience and solid experience in leading and developer teams.
- A degree of creativity, initiative and independent thought expected.
- Experience in and knowledge of clinical research data systems.
|Typical Hiring Range||Commensurate with Experience.|
|Campus Location:||Rockville, Maryland|
|Family||Research and Labs|
|Hours Per Week:||35|
|Work Schedule:||Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm|
|Will this job require the employee to work on site?||No|
|Employee Onsite Status||Hybrid|
|Required Background Check||Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search|
|Special Instructions to Applicants:||
Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status
|Internal Applicants Only?||No|
|Job Open Date:||12/23/2022|
|Job Close Date:|
|If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:|
|Background Screening||Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.|
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.