• EDC Application Specialist, Informatics & Analytics

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 2 months ago(8/23/2019 10:39 AM)
    Job ID
    IT/Health IT/Informatics
    full time
  • Overview

    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.


    There is an immediate opening for an Electronic Data Capture (EDC) Application Specialist to help coordinate, lead and support the DFCI REDCap instance, exclusively designed to support faculty in their electronic data capture (EDC) and survey needs for research studies. As part of the team, the candidate will support the DFCI instance of REDCap. S/He will be responsible for the in-depth understanding of REDCap; identifying the optimal study designs given the investigator’s requirements; and train/educate these personnel in REDCap’s use and functions. Additionally, the EDC Application Specialist will perform outreach to research departments and research security officers regarding REDCap. Lastly, the candidate will, along with the team’s software engineer, troubleshoot users’ issues and managing feature requests.


    The EDC Application Specialist will work closely and on a daily basis with DFCI research faculty and their study coordinators, designers, and programmers in addition to the Research Informatics team.


    • To work closely within a focused team to support Faculty and research study staff in the use of REDCap for data capture and management of research studies
    • Work independently at times with diverse sets of clients and manage a diverse set of job responsibilities and tasks.
    • Serve as primary point of contact for the research community, DFCI administration, and Informatics team members, including tracking and managing engagements, meetings, tasks; relationship management with clients; and fielding questions from governance bodies in high level use and purpose.
    • Meet with investigators, stakeholders, governance teams, and Informatics team members.
    • Works collaboratively with data services management, research leadership and compliance areas to develop governance processes.
    • Develop and present REDCap training for various audiences: technical training and workshops to investigators, study designers/managers in the development of data entry screens, consistency checks, CRFs and advanced feature sets (including scripting branching logic and exports to statistical packages); demonstrations and overview presentations to security groups and IRBs.
    • Responsible for handling customer issues and proactively driving their resolution.
    • Gather, document, and publish to intranet/wiki all system features, requirements, best practices and usage how-to’s.
    • Develops and enhances REDCap EDC systems used for enterprise and individual investigator initiatives


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; masters preferred.
    • 4+ years of experience in managing clinical projects within a CRO, clinical, or academic environment or equivalent experience developing clinical data capture applications
    • Strong technical skills including knowledge of software development processes. No programming required, but ability to deeply understand application functions and technical documentation required.
    • Strong knowledge of clinical data.
    • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Knowledge of relational database structures and structured query language (SQL).
    • Some knowledge of REDCap highly 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.


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