Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Database Management Programming Analyst for New Jersey Medical School Department of Infectious Diseases. Under the direction of the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) Director and the Clinical Research Manager, the Database Mgmt. Programming Analyst is responsible for database design/programming and development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for data capture and ongoing management customized to each clinical study protocol. The Programmer provides technical management of the DCC's data management operations – including hardware recommendations/maintenance, installation of software/upgrades, and liaison/coordination with Rutgers' Information Technology group.
Works with Investigators and Study Teams to develop case report forms consistent with clinical protocols and investigator input.
Ensures that data security and integrity is maintained.
Sets up SOPs for data collection sites to provide data capture, and performs quality assurance audits to validate data in preparation for analysis by biostatisticians.
Works with the study coordinator, research assistants, and investigators on data management needs customized to each protocol.
Manipulates the databases according to industry standards to provide analyses or analytic databases for subsequent statistical analyses.
Maintains electronic data capture system (RESCap), develops/designs case report forms and data entry screens.
Assists in the organization and logical transfer of current external data collection and management systems to the Rutgers DCC.
Performs data cleaning and quality control/assurance on database builds, consistency checks and case report forms.
Interacts with external vendors and serves as technical liaison with the institutions Information Services representatives in coordination of equipment, network applications and access to Rutgers network servers.
Tests and debugs software for accuracy completeness and system integrity to ensure quality control.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree (BS/BA) in computer science, information systems management or related field (statistics, operations research, public health).
Minimum two (2) years' experience with statistical analysis software (SAS), understanding of data management in clinical research and have experience working in other software platforms relevant to clinical research (REDCap, R, Microsoft Office and internet applications).
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent programming ability in SAS statistical software.
Working knowledge of electric data capture systems, specifically REDCap.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Great interpersonal skills and flexibility to work in a collaborative environment.
Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to multitask, set priorities and meet time tables while managing several simultaneous projects.
Understanding of biostatistics and clinical research.
Knowledge of R and other programming scripting language.
Immediate proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, use of file transfer protocols and cloud storage software.
Familiarity with ICH Good Clinical Practices (GCP) consistent with registration clinical trials.
Posting Number: 19ST4025
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 100599
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