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Clinical Data Specialist

Posted 26 days ago

  • Expiry Date: 19 August 2022
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​Job Description:

  • The Clinical Data Specialist will collaborate with other informaticists, researchers, and technologists to define and develop appropriate solutions for various research data needs.

  • These solutions typically involve extracting data from Client's various relational databases, data cleansing, and reformatting into analytic data sets.

Primary Duties:    

  • Translate end-user data requests into technical specifications and specific data elements required for data set, report, or data mart development.

  • Elicit requirements for new reporting and data requests by interacting with end users.

  • Writing SQL queries to profile data sources and to extract data to fulfill data requests.

  • Test and validate the content of reports and data extracts.  Ensure that customers are satisfied with data provided to them.

  • Create and maintain value sets needed for various research use cases.

  • Oversees all activities related to data cleansing, data quality, and data validation using industry standards and processes.  Create rules and processes for data quality, validity, and integrity.

  • Serve as a healthcare data subject matter expert, providing researchers with advice on research data analysis and the effective presentation of results.

  • Identifies, develops, and documents data standardization, data enrichment operations, data validations, data security requirements, and data exception handling processes.

  • Participate in data management, governance, and stewardship activities, including documenting data definitions and data lineage, and prioritizing data enhancement requests.

  • Assist with the development of grant proposals, manuscripts, presentations, and training materials with data analyses and data management expertise.

  • Identify needs for improvement and recommend solutions for better operational processes for data management.

  • Trains staff with varying degrees of knowledge to effectively use databases and query tools.

  • Perform related duties as assigned or requested.


  • Bachelor degree in computer science, statistics, informatics, public health/epidemiology, or a related discipline; advanced degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working with electronic health record (EHR) and/or healthcare claims data; experience with Epic’s Clarity & Caboodle databases is strongly preferred.

  • Prior experience working with healthcare terminologies and code sets (e.g., ICD-10, RxNorm, LOINC, CPT), and building or using value sets for specific reporting use cases.

  • Prior experience working in a research environment and/or knowledge of research Common Data Models (e.g., OMOP, i2b2, PCORnet, ACT); experience with the OMOP Common Data Model is a plus.

  • Prior experience creating, structuring, cleansing, and validating data sets suitable for statistical analysis.

  • Team player with experience leading and collaborating cross-team to ensure successful delivery of solutions.

  • Fast learner with the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

  • Prior experience querying databases with at least basic to intermediate SQL scripting, with the interest and ability to learn various SQL dialects (e.g., Microsoft Transact-SQL, Oracle PL/SQL, PostgreSQL PL/pgSQL).

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