Data Programmer Analyst - Division of Women's Cancers
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 2021-25576
This position is key to the completion of clinical and social behavioral research studies and programming within the breast oncology center (BOC). This position works closely with investigators, directors, program managers, research nurses, clinical research coordinators, and biostatisticians to maintain the integrity of center???s research databases. It requires increasingly more complex and independent contributions by a technically skilled and knowledgeable data programmer and analyst.
This position is 2-3 days remote. Only applicants living in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or New Hampshire at the time of employment will be considered.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
Study and program start up
As needed, with study staff, monitor patient accrual and registrations for in-house protocols.
Designs research and program forms for data collection.
Maintains follow-up status of patients in the database.
Develop, add to and maintain study, clinical and program databases, including collecting and computerizing data.
Will program queries and reports and additional data fields within existing and new databases as needed.
Generates query reports for study and program staff.
Experience in manipulating and merging datasets to support research.
Design and review all forms pertaining to protocols and program standard operating procedure (SOP) manuals; reporting of questions, discrepancies and violations to protocol investigator and study staff.
Develops logic checks and ensures integrity of data in the research, clinical and program databases.
Produces monthly/quarterly checks for missing data and study updates. Helps troubleshoot and resolve all issues.
Cleans data using appropriate programming (SAS, Access, R, etc.) prior to biostatistical analysis or reporting data.
May conduct basic to intermediate analysis of data (in SAS and other statistical programs) and provide increasingly more sophisticated reporting of study progress/results as needed by the study team.
Coordinates study team meetings as needed throughout the conduct of the program or clinical/socio-behavioral trial.
May participate in grant application process, audits, and manuscript preparation as directed.
Bachelors of Science or BA in Computer Science or Biostatistics required, or equivalent job experience. 3+ years programming experience or Masters with 0-2 years experience.?? Experience working in a scientific research setting or comparable technology-oriented business. More complex computer programming skills required (SAS, Access, relational databases, UNIX). Ability to learn new programs as needed (REDCap, R, etc.). Excellent English language reading, writing, and speaking skills required.
Works independently and takes a lead role in developing computerized systems to efficiently build systematic procedural checks and programs to initiate, maintain, clean, and report data.?? This involves considerable training and expertise requiring at least 2 years of experience or equivalent coursework in statistical programming.?? Extensive knowledge and experience with research, clinical and program data management procedures preferred.
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.?? As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.?? Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.