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Senior Computational Scientist - ECOG-ACRIN

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Translational Molecular Path 149100
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SUMMARY
The primary purpose of the Senior Computational Scientist position is to design and develop clinical informatics application software and data management systems at the ECOG-ACRIN Central Biorepository and Pathology Facility (EA CBPF). This position is responsible for the architecture, design, development, detailed analysis, integration and testing of software system and sub-components tailored to meet specific objectives at the CBPF.

 

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Software Architecturing and Development  Architect, design and develop informatics applications that enhance the efficiency and scalability of the operations of stakeholders of interest and that help broaden the impact of our services. Develop tools that retrieve, analyze, present and manage information from existing databases and systems (e.g. Legacy EA Protocols (LEAP), EA Leukemia Bank data, Excel, etc); integrate with other internal or external systems (e.g. NCTN Navigator, EA Sample Tracking System, etc.); develop applications abstract, analyze and present/visualize complex data. Write, execute and test new code; implement and debug subsystems and components.

Research and Development  Conduct research and interact with other stakeholders at the CBPF and beyond to understand the domain knowledge, business background and identify business needs that can benefit from informatics solutions. Routinely explore emergent technologies and assess their suitability for the field of interest. Develop prototype applications and conduct pilot studies as needed. Interact with the technical leader and other IT professionals to understand system architectures, subsystem and component specifications and recommend changes to facilitate efficient and effective development.

Documentation and Execution   Design and document requirements, subsystems and system components consisting of several modules working together to execute an encapsulated function of the larger system.

Mentoring/Training and Teamwork   Mentor and train junior members in the team as needed. Perform tasks efficiently and work together with team to ensure project success.

Other duties as assigned

 

SUMMARY
The primary purpose of the Senior Computational Scientist position is to design and develop clinical informatics application software and data management systems at the ECOG-ACRIN Central Biorepository and Pathology Facility (EA CBPF). This position is responsible for the architecture, design, development, detailed analysis, integration and testing of software system and sub-components tailored to meet specific objectives at the CBPF.

CORE VALUES
Caring Behaviors
•    Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times.
•    Friendliness/Teamwork: Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers.
Integrity Behaviors
•    Reliability: Communicates frequently, honestly and openly.
•    Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values.
•    Safety: Models safe behavior (wears badge and personal protective equipment, washes hands, and keeps work area clean and orderly); Notices a safety concern or emergency, understands role and uses proper procedures to report it; Mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices; Demonstrates ethical and personal responsibility in work and behavior
Discovery Behaviors
•    Responsiveness: By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Encourages learning, creativity and new ideas.
•    Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Helps others to identify and solve problems; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Software Architecturing and Development  Architect, design and develop informatics applications that enhance the efficiency and scalability of the operations of stakeholders of interest and that help broaden the impact of our services. Develop tools that retrieve, analyze, present and manage information from existing databases and systems (e.g. Legacy EA Protocols (LEAP), EA Leukemia Bank data, Excel, etc); integrate with other internal or external systems (e.g. NCTN Navigator, EA Sample Tracking System, etc.); develop applications abstract, analyze and present/visualize complex data. Write, execute and test new code; implement and debug subsystems and components.

Research and Development  Conduct research and interact with other stakeholders at the CBPF and beyond to understand the domain knowledge, business background and identify business needs that can benefit from informatics solutions. Routinely explore emergent technologies and assess their suitability for the field of interest. Develop prototype applications and conduct pilot studies as needed. Interact with the technical leader and other IT professionals to understand system architectures, subsystem and component specifications and recommend changes to facilitate efficient and effective development.

Documentation and Execution   Design and document requirements, subsystems and system components consisting of several modules working together to execute an encapsulated function of the larger system.

Mentoring/Training and Teamwork   Mentor and train junior members in the team as needed. Perform tasks efficiently and work together with team to ensure project success.

Other duties as assigned  

 

COMPETENCIES

Analytical Thinking - Gather relevant information systematically; break down problems into simple components; make sound decisions.

Develop Oneself - Pursue learning and self-development; actively seek feedback; transfer learning into next steps; set high standards of performance; drive for results and achievement.

Strategic Thinking - Define strategic goals and issues clearly; apply broad knowledge and experience when addressing strategic issues; foresee obstacles and opportunities relating to change or improvement.

Service Orientation
Provide service to our stakeholders, including patients, caregivers, colleagues and each other, in a safe, courteous, accountable, efficient and innovative manner to include:
•    Promoting inclusiveness and collegiality that demonstrates respect and professionalism to our stakeholders at all times
•    Modeling safe, ethical behavior that mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices, and adherence to MD Anderson’s Standards of Conduct, institutional policies and procedures
•    Responding to requests in a timely manner while proactively communicating expectations for procedures, service arrival, or project deliverables to stakeholders
•    Using the steps to HEAL (Hear, Empathize, Address and Learn) the relationship when service recovery is needed
 

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