Clinical Research Data Specialist I - Smidt Heart Institute - Ouyang & Kumaresan Lab
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: HRC1014906A
Recent advance in machine learning applied to medical imaging suggests we can get additional value and find hidden clinical correlates from conventional imaging tests. As part of our research group, we use large scale datasets and imaging data to analyze the relationship between imaging vs. genotype vs. health outcomes. Our team includes clinicians, biostatisticians and bioinformaticians focused on high impact cardiovascular clinical research. As a Clinical Research Data Specialist I, you will manage the data for assigned research studies. This will include, designing pipelines for data collection, clinical data abstraction, processing data, maintaining record systems, and producing project reports for studies. Desired skills for processing medical imaging data include proficiency with Python and applicable packages, including OpenCV, Pydicom, SciPy, and PyTorch.
Additional responsibilities include the opportunity to participate in making strategic data-related decisions by analyzing and manipulating data and building models to assist in the clinical and operational setting. Create database-to-deployment pipelines for models using the necessary programming languages (primarily R, Python, SQL). Create sustainable data science infrastructure and adhere to data analysis/machine learning best practices. Perform exploratory data analysis to gauge the need for or appropriateness of advanced analytical methods. Work with business partners to identify areas where data science can best deliver value. Test and validate code to ensure the robustness of data applications. Act as an advisor or thought partner to stakeholders by identifying issues for resolution, providing research expertise and summarizing findings. Collaborate to problem solve and make decisions to achieve desired outcomes. Establish effective working relationships with cross-functional team(s).
Essential job duties and responsibilities:
• Manages and analyzes data for research studies. • Designs pipelines for data collection and analysis. • Analysis of research data using OpenCV, Scipy, and applicable analysis applications and packages. • Participate in publications and presentations as an author. • Designs and performs experiments with colleagues and collaborators. • Participates in required training and education programs regarding protecting patient data, best practices with research integrity and applicable laws.
• Performs clinical data collection/abstraction.
• Processes clinical data using a range of computer applications and database systems to support cleaning and management of subject or patient data.
• Produces project reports.
• Maintains the accuracy, integrity and security of complex, large computerized records systems.
• Understands regulations, policies, protocols and procedures to control and maintain accurate records.
• Performs data searches and other related administrative tasks.
• Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board.
• Maintains research practices using Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.
• Maintains strict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicable law.
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Math, Economics, Statistics, or equivalent is required.
* Essential skills include proficiency using Python, R, and SQL, including OpenCV, Numpy, and Scipy. * Experience working with large datasets, clinical registries, and open-access datasets. * Relevant background experience includes clinical and / or statistical training or work experience. * In conjunction with a biostatistician, may perform complex statistical analysis for publication.
- Able to perform moderate lifting. - Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. - Able to read papers and online documents. - Able to operate standard office equipment. - Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions.
Working Title: Clinical Research Data Specialist I - Smidt Heart Institute - Ouyang & Kumaresan Lab Department: Heart Institute Operations Business Entity: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Job Category: Information Technology Job Specialty: Business Systems & System Analysis Position Type: Per Diem Shift Length: 8 hour shift Shift Type: Day Base Pay:$23.39 - $39.76
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