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Senior Clinical Data Analyst

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Closing date
4 Apr 2024

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Employer Sector
Technology, ICT & Telecoms
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Data Analytics

RIO is a division of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) Informatics and Analytics department (I&A) led by the Chief Data & Analytics Officer of Dana-Farber.

The Senior Clinical Data Analyst will be responsible for data needs of the DFCI research community, including but not limited to managing, coordination, standardization, harmonization, quality assurance, and documentation research data project efforts, and bring data from a variety of data sources into DFCI Enterprise Data Management Platform (DFCI EDMP).

The Senior Clinical Data Analyst is responsible for identification, analysis, specification, integration, and quality assurance of research data in the DFCI EDMP. In this capacity, the incumbent will report to the Team Lead of Research Data Acquisition and work closely with Data Service Team to identify and analyze potential data assets and integrate these assets into the DFCI EDMP. The incumbent will be expected to manage this process with minimal guidance, from requirement gathering through deployment, including liaising, and coordinating with external groups, producing detailed project plans, specifying underlying data components, and working alongside the existing Informatics technical and operational teams to ensure seamless integration and implementation within the existing Informatics workflows.

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.



* Work with researcher to identify and define the data needs from DFCI, affiliates and external systems to support cancer research.
* Profile data to ensure quality and utility.
* Develop specifications for the creation of analytic data repositories in the DFCI Enterprise Data Management Platform, EDMP for storing clinical and genomic data. Specifications will include mapping, directions on data integration/transformation, terminology use, standardization, and derived data element development, etc.
* Work with the DFCI data warehouse team, other I&A staff and researchers to design and develop processes to ensure the quality and completeness of data in research data repositories.
* Collaborate with researchers and other I&A staff to design and develop data dictionaries, data models, data flows, and other metadata that will optimize and support the usability of the data.
* Provide data training and support to researchers and I&A staff as needed.
* Participate in the development of data governance policies and processes to ensure that data usage complies with information security and privacy standards.
* Responsible for the security and confidentiality of patient clinical and financial information.
* Utilizes Dana-Farber Cancer Institute values to govern decisions, actions, and behaviors.



* Bachelor's degree in science, Mathematics, Business, Information Systems, Public Health, or related field required; graduate degree, preferred.
* 5+ years of experience performing data analysis in a professional setting, required; experience in research or healthcare setting strongly preferred.
* Demonstrated experience working with customers, developing requirements, doing data analysis with SQL and designing relational databases, required.
* 2+ years of experience working with electronic medical systems; Epic Clinical Data Model certification strongly preferred.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

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.

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