Data Coordinator / 40 Hours / Day / BWH - General Medicine

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POST DATE 1/18/2020
END DATE 1/23/2020

Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) Boston, MA

Boston, MA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT: The Data Coordinator (DC) will assist with a grant looking at increased drug development costs, resistance to existing drugs, and a lack of new drug targets necessitate a new paradigm. This work will create the generalized, informatics-based framework needed for large-scale drug discovery and testing in a new category of drug targets found across many common diseases, thus enabling novel therapeutics as well as potential synergies with existing drugs. As a proof of concept, new drugs will be analyzed across multiple organisms and tested against resistant pathogens.

Principal duties may vary depending on the phases of projects (data collection, analysis, etc). The DC will support all activities associated with the execution of research projects, including Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions and organizing communication with participants and project staff. The DC will use MS Excel and SQL to assist with data collection and will become deeply knowledgeable about clinical systems and data repositories at Partners Healthcare System, including Epic EHR databases and the Enterprise Data Warehouse. The DC will use statistical software such as SAS or R for conducting and reporting data analysis. The DCs responsibilities will also include literature searches. The DC will contribute to manuscript writing and submission.

Coordinating clinical data to help describe clinical utilization and outcomes of program services. Contributing to the development and ongoing monitoring of clinical databases utilizing SPSS and SQL.
Perform data abstraction from a variety of sources including the EDW, patient medical records, and hospital clinical information systems.
Review, validate, and analyze patient data.
Summarize data through statistical analyses.
Use MS Excel, SQL, SAS, and R for data collection efforts, database development, and descriptive data analytics.
Participate in all aspects of data management, including collection, entry, cleaning, and analysis. Prepare data summaries for internal and external audiences, including tables, charts, and graphs. Serve as a liaison to clinical staff, including fielding questions regarding clinical paperwork and measures, providing consultation for the evaluation of specific projects, and monitoring paperwork. Conduct literature reviews utilizing online journal sources. Assist with the preparation of program materials, including presentations, posters, manuscripts, and grant proposals. Participate in relevant department meetings and trainings. Participate in and/or taking the lead on special projects.
Other duties as assigned.

* Bachelors Degree, preferably in computer science, mathematics, statistics or related field preferred

* 1-3 years of related experience in healthcare field

* Relational database experience (MS Access, SQL)

* Experience with or understanding of clinical settings, development, implementation and support of clinical information systems

* Competency with MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Access.


* Excellent interpersonal skills required for working with leadership and staff

* Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect

* Good oral and written communication skills

* Organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks

* Capability to work independently, complete work, and meet deadlines with only general supervision

* Competency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access

* SQL skills and working knowledge of database structures

* Basic skills with statistical programming languages such as SAS or R (ability to import data and create tables and histograms)

* Certification in Epic preferred

* Experience with Epic preferred

Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.