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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.


The primary purpose of the Sr. Systems Analyst – DMI Applications position is to provide software solutions -- in the Microsoft .NET environment and a PHP/MySQL database environment -- for clinical trial, data management, and other applications relevant to the research conducted in the Biostatistics Department and by Biostat clients. The DMI group provides a collection of web-based and desktop applications which share a central repository of medical research data and serve diverse clients within the institution and across various external collaborating entities.  This position develops solutions for software and database needs throughout the clinical trial life cycle, with an emphasis on trial data collection and data quality management.  The incumbent provides technical expertise particularly in the area of web page development and database programming for cancer research.




Systems Development:   Perform software requirements analysis, design, development, implementation, testing and operational support. Develop software databases -- particularly for trial data collection and reporting needs.  Communicate existing application functionality to users and developers.  Resolve issues in design and implementation.  Advance our capabilities in software and database technology.


Address Research Needs:    Demonstrate solid understanding of the clinical trial life cycle, the software applications required to support it and the software architecture required to produce the applications.  Work with faculty, end-users, and other parties to translate research requirements into software and database requirements. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships to ensure that the work is clearly supportive of the research needs


Communication and Documentation:   Document products for both technical staff and end users. Clearly communicate complex technical information in verbal and written forms. 


Keep current and expand skills and knowledge base:     Demonstrate high level of technical skill – particularly in use of Microsoft development tools such as C#, SQL Server, ASP.net, and Red Hat Linux development using PHP and MySQL.  Investigate new approaches and tools for addressing technical needs. Enhance the current tool set that will allow for the improvement of development speed and quality. Maintain awareness of standards, policies, and regulations; appropriately incorporate into work products.


Support and Continuity:   Provide support for existing applications, databases, web services, frameworks and libraries. Cross-train and share information to proactively avoid gaps as assignments and staffing change.



Other duties as assigned. 

Required: Bachelor’s degree

Preferred: Bachelors degree with a major in Computer Science, Information Technology, Math or related field. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis or completed years of college on a one to one basis.


Required:  Five years’ experience in analysis/design/project management/programming.

Preferred: Experience in analysis/design/project management/programming with two years in systems analysis and the remainder in programming. Experience with Visual Studio toolset (including TFS), C#, PHP, SQL Server, and MySQL. Experience with the Wix installation tool is a plus.







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Analytical Ability
Critical Thinking
Problem Solving
Written Communication



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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