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Research Data Engineer (Research Institute)

Nicklaus Children's Health System
Miami, FL 33128
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Job Summary

Provides IT support to colleagues in Research Institute and serve as liaison between IT and Research. The range of responsibilities includes, but is not limited to: databases development, implementation and administration; data quality reports; research applications development, data ontologies integration and curation.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science, Engineering or related field with at least 4 years of combined experience in Clinical IT and Research (or) Master's degree in Information Technology, Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science, Engineering with at least 2 years of combined experience in Clinical IT and Research
  • 1-3 years of software development experience
  • 1-3 years of data management in Hadoop/Hive/MapReduce environment experience
  • 4-7 years of experience with developing database schemas, querying, managing or curating Oracle or PL/SQL or SQL Server Databases
  • 1-3 years of data warehousing ETL experience



  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • PhD degree highly preferred

  • Direct experience or very strong familiarity with commercial Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software platform (e.g., Cerner)

  • Experience extracting and managing data from Electronic Medical Record software (e.g., Cerner, Epic) preferred

  • Understanding of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) data architecture and definitions

  • Familiarity with and experience with efficient database ETL processes (extracting data from a wide range of data sources, normalizing data, creating and providing Entity-Relationship diagrams, schemas, and related documentation, creating primary and foreign keys and indexing, writing functional and technical specifications)

  • Experience working in research environment

  • Ability to learn and apply new technical skills quickly

  • Willingness and ability to share knowledge with other team members

  • Ability to adapt to changes in healthcare and research environment

  • Ability to highlight and communicate data quality concerns to stakeholders in projects

Job Specific Duties

  • Engages and communicates effectively with a variety of IT, research, and medical staff.

  • Proactively problem solves, identifies root causes, researches best practices, and makes suggestions to team.

  • Participates in research staff training to access and manage the data.

  • Bridges ongoing research project needs with IT department priorities and serves as liaison between IT and Research.

  • Serves as RedCAP (Research Electronic Data Capture) administrator, ensures security compliance and database backups/restoring as needed.

  • Assists with SOP writing related to research databases and Honest Broker.

  • Provides technical expertise at a variety of levels in healthcare and research data management.

  • Designs and develops highly scalable, end to end process to consume, integrate and analyze large volume, complex data from different sources.

  • Integrates datasets and flows using a variety of open source and best-in-class proprietary software.

  • Performs ETL tasks from data collected in Electronic Medical Record Software (Cerner)

  • Performs DBA tasks for research databases on SQL Server and Oracle database servers.

  • Develop databases flexible for a range of health outcomes focused projects and bioinformatics using Hadoop or related HDFS data architectures

  • Ensures Common Data Model transformations and recurring submissions to national consortiums the institution is participating in.

  • Ensures databases and data extracts reflect specifications; proactively seeks specification clarification as needed to ensure data quality.

  • Creates, provides, and maintains schemas and related documentation for research databases.

  • Monitors server performance and ensures compliance with security.

  • Ensures secure bi-directional data transfer between various applications.

  • Integrates and curates data ontologies in research databases.

  • Assesses the quality of data captured in electronic medical record databases and identifies inconsistencies.

  • Provides data quality statistics and reports to the stakeholders.

  • Modifies databases to address data quality issues when applicable.

Posted: 2020-01-08 Expires: 2020-02-06
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