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Protocol Research Information Specialist - SQL Database

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VP Clinical Research 201300
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The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

 

Provide support for the Clinical Research Systems that support the protocol life cycle from study submission to termination.  Duties also include testing of new applications, providing help line support, educational training for clinical research systems, and reporting and analytics for clinical research metrics. 

 

Facilitates the efficient operation, use and maintenance of the clinical research systems and maintains the schedule for maintenance as necessary.

 

 Provide input during design meetings from a user's perspective when dealing with complicated regulatory processes.  

 

  

Key Functions

 

Data Analysis / Integration / Migration / Validation

  • Play a key role in the analysis and migration of legacy Clinical Research Systems data to the target eResearch system by conducting workflow design and preparing reports.
  • Integrate clinical and demographic data by analyzing data from various systems, merging data, mapping data, testing for quality data related initiatives, and preparing reports.
  • Provide end user support for the OPR data source through guidance in appropriate ad-hoc query building and reporting.
  • Perform quality control checks and data integrity analysis when integrating and migrating data.  Perform the cleansing of data against known business rules or business logic.
  • Facilitate the loading of spreadsheet report data into target systems, such as eResearch, for ongoing clinical study enrollment data and for educational training data.
  • Identify, isolate and resolve issues affecting data systems, data structures, and validate data entered as a whole or in part.

  

Technical Reporting

  • Be proficient / knowledgeable with SQL reporting tools and apply knowledge when preparing reports.
  • Be proficient / knowledgeable with Crystal Reports reporting tool set and apply knowledge when preparing reports.
  • Seek out and recommend other reporting strategies when preparing and analyzing data reports.
  • Provide technical skills and quality assurance in the preparation and use of reporting strategies for clinical trials and end user support.  Validate computed solutions against known solutions.
  • Analyze software needs and determine the best available method for satisfying those needs.


System Support

  • Serve as liaison between the clinical research systems users and programmers with issues and errors that occur in the clinical research system web
  • Provide guidance and assistance for all Clinical Research Systems users web via telephone or email.
  • Assist in defining and analyzing problems when Clinical Research Systems users call with issues.

 

Testing and Documentation

 

  • Provides testing and documentation for new applications and changes in the Clinical Research Systems applications
  • Provides testing, validation,  and documentation for new data loads into the Clinical Research Systems applications
  • Documenting changes made to the Clinical Research Systems applications
  • Testing and Documenting upgrades to the Clinical Research Systems applications

 

Help Line, Training and Education

  • Assists in answering the Clinical Research Systems help line and provide on call duties for after hours and on weekends.
  • Assist in defining and analyzing problems when (PDMS) users call with issues. 
  • Hold technical training classes of how to create/submit protocols, register and enter data on patients in protocols, and create reports.
  • Schedule one on one classes for ad hoc reporting in the Clinical Research Systems where applicable
  • Develop and maintain user manuals and video tutorials for the Clinical Research System applications

 

 

Clinical Research Systems and Other Administrative Tasks

  • Assists in communicating messages that helps to update users of both systems of any changes, new applications, and new tools available in the Clinical Research Systems applications.
  • Provides training for new applications or changes available in the Clinical Research Systems  to the application’s users.
  • Provide input during design meetings from a user's perspective when dealing with complicated regulatory processes.
  • Sends notifications to users of the Clinical Research System applications of any system maintenance and schedules said maintenance when needed.
  • Set up randomization and stratification schema for the more complicated protocols. 
  • Provide primary backup support in setup, training and assistance for clinical users of the CORe system.
  •   Provide training, guidance and assistance in all aspects of advanced registration process setup requirements for research protocols within the CORe system. 
  • Assist in defining and analyzing problems with protocol profiles set up in the Clinical Research Systems applications  for new submissions, resubmissions, and revisions. 
  • Check all newly activated protocols to ensure the CTCAE version matches the version in CORe, and proceed with quality control checks that address whether there are plans to amend the protocol or keep the version listed.

 

Working Conditions

This position requires:

 

 

 

Working in Office Environment

______ No

_xx___ Yes

 

Working in Patient Care Unit e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic

_xx___ No

______ Yes

 

Physical Demands

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

 

Time Spent

Never

0%

Occasionally

1-33%

Frequently

34-66%

Continuously

67-100%

Standing

 

10

 

 

Walking

 

10

 

 

Sitting

 

 

 

70

Reaching

 

2

 

 

Lifting/Carrying

 

Up to 10 lbs

 

2

 

 

 

10lbs to 50 lbs

 

2

 

 

 

More than 50 lbs

 

 

 

 

Pushing/Pulling

 

Up to 10 lbs

 

2

 

 

 

10lbs to 50 lbs

 

2

 

 

 

More than 50 lbs

 

 

 

 

Use computer/keyboard

 

 

 

70

 

 

Education

Required: Associate's degree in Computer Science, Accounting, Business Administration, Mathematics or related field. 


Preferred: Bachelor's degree


Experience

Required: Two years experience in database administration. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis. 


Preferred: SQL database administration experience.



It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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