Assistant Director, Pharmaceutical Research Computing Center - (190001B2)
The University of Maryland, Baltimore - School of Pharmacy's Pharmaceutical Research Computing Center (PRC) currently has an opening for a full-time Program Manager (Assistant Director of Pharmaceutical Research Computing). PRC is a dynamic research center under the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR). PRC provides computer programming, data management, and analytic support for pharmaceutical health services research projects to clients both internal and external to the university.
The selected individual will work under limited supervision from the PRC Director and responsible for managing the daily operations of a dynamic Research Center providing expert computer programming, data management, and analytic support for health services research. Duties include strategic planning related to information technology needs and services; assisting the marketing outreach, administration, supervision of programming staff and working with customers to ensure their needs are met. Serving as the Assistant Director, the selected candidate will promote a highly productive and collaborative research and computing environment and interact with clients utilizing large commercially and publicly funded administrative claims databases, registries, and electronic medical records.
In addition, the Assistant Director will be responsible for assisting with the data management and IT infrastructure within PRC. Approach Center research from an organizational and programmatic approach that includes: data access, development of file structures, validation checks, and statistical analysis. Provide support by meeting with users to determine their identified needs to develop project plans or alternatives to meet their needs. Write complex codes for data analysis using analytic tools (e.g. SAS, R or other). Assist with the development, documentation, and implementation of appropriate data flow diagrams and protocols to monitor, analyze, and ensure data integrity of product deliverables. Serve as a lead programmer for complex, cost sensitive projects that could impact PRC wide-systems by serving as a liaison between PRC and the PHSR administrative team. Assist health services researchers meet their identified objectives using appropriate software to produce professional layout of study-related outputs for use in publications, posters, or reports.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Serve as a lead programmer and validator for PRC assisting with data management and managing the functional programming unit within PRC. Supervise the work and deliverables of PRC programmers to ensure consistent, high quality output across projects supported by PRC.
Meet with clients (e.g. principal investigators, students, post doctoral fellows) to determine needs and develop project plans or alternatives that will meet objectives. Assist with the development of study measures and develop documentation. Use subject matter expertise to plan and coordinate daily activities of a research project, including the development of research protocols as well as the implementation of research protocols into tasks and variable lists. Serve as the primary point of contact between PRC and project clients.
Assist in the development of project estimates, conduct budget evaluations and provide high-level management of multiple projects. Identify process flows and quality assurance/control measures to monitor and control schedule, scope and budget.
Establish and refine procedures concerning quality assurance, especially in the area of data analysis, data security and work documentation. Implement and coordinate procedural improvements in accordance with policies and procedures to improve productivity, quality and customer service.
Establish and maintain database files and reports on progress of programs, studies, and/or projects using program management software (e.g. MS Project, Agile Project Management, BillQuick, or other).
At times, serve as a liaison between PRC and the PHSR administrative team and assist in developing process flows.
Identify growth opportunities within and outside UMB including, but not restricted to opportunities in the pharmaceutical, consulting, and government sectors.
Use appropriate software to produce professional layout of study-related outputs for use in publications, posters, or presentation in other professional/academic venues.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Data Science and Analytics, Statistics, Computer Science, Operations Research, Information Technology or related discipline.
Preferred Education: MPH or MS in Health Services Research or related discipline.
Experience: Four (4) years working in an appropriate field.
Supervisory: Two (2) years of direct supervision and management experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :
Familiarity with pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, health services research, methodology, study design, descriptive & inferential statistics, and/or biomedical sciences is required.
Knowledge of relevant accreditation, certification and documentation of requirements typical of research projects (e.g., IRB, HIPAA, DUA, MOU) is required.
Experience with large administrative claims databases including Medicare, Medicaid and commercial and other secondary databases is required.
Ability to establish goals, structures and processes necessary to implement a project is required.
Demonstrated experience and expertise with SAS is required.
Leadership, coaching and teambuilding skills needed to strengthen and cultivate relationships are required.
Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects is required.
Excellent teambuilding, oral/written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills are required.
Working knowledge of billing procedure, diagnosis and drug codes is required.
Knowledge of research center business operations and demonstrated track record of supervisory experience is preferred.
Prior experience or familiarity with R is preferred.
Ability to contribute to teaching in PRC-supported didactic courses and workshops is preferred.
Knowledge of medical conditions and diseases, treatments and pharmaceutical therapies is preferred.
Ability to establish and execute data security standards, procedures and disaster recovery plans is preferred.
Ability to diagnose and resolve software/hardware interface problems, data requirements, and access methods is preferred.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E1431F
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
Job Posting: Nov 5, 2019
Unposting Date: Dec 6, 2019, 4:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 134741
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.