• Informatics Analyst - Clinical Data Standards

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 3 months ago(10/25/2018 2:14 PM)
    Job ID
    IT/Health IT/Informatics
    full time
  • Overview

    The Knowledge Systems Group at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) is currently seeking an Informatics Scientist, specifically devoted to the development and application of clinical data standards for large-scale data sharing projects.  Your work will critically enable the sharing of harmonized data sets across multiple Cancer Moonshot data sharing projects sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).


    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


    • Assess, adopt, and extend existing data standards for representing and exchanging clinical data elements for cancer studies and cancer clinical trials.
    • Integrate and extend clinical data standards into multiple Cancer Moonshot data sharing projects sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), including the Cancer Immunologic Data Commons (CIDC), and the Human Tumor Atlas Network (HTAN).
    • Lead an interdisciplinary working group to develop and extend clinical data standards across multiple NCI Moonshot data sharing projects.
    • Develop new tools and methods for mapping existing and legacy clinical data to new clinical data standards, and oversee the entire clinical data mapping process for the Cancer Immunologic Data Commons (CIDC), and the Human Tumor Atlas Network (HTAN).


    • Bachelor or Masters degree in related health field, e.g. public health, epidemiology, informatics or bioinformatics -- Masters degree preferred.
    • 3+ years working in the clinical data standards space, and the clinical trials research space.
    • Strong knowledge of data housed in electronic medical records, cancer registries, and other healthcare systems, as well as medical terminologies, controlled vocabularies, ontologies, HIPAA regulations, and industry standards is required. Knowledge of Oncology data and related areas strongly preferred.
    • Prior experience or expertise in any existing clinical data standards, including ICD-03, SNOMED, LOINC, RxNorm, Genome Data Commons (GDC), or Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC).
    • Prior experience in mapping existing and legacy clinical data to existing clinical data standards.
    • Prior experience working with clinical data mapping software and/or computational researchers involving clinical data.
    • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Able to work independently to resolve time-sensitive issues and balance multiple projects.
    • Able to communicate with collaborators at all levels.
    • Strong interest in contributing to translational cancer research.

    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.


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