The NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K, https://commonfund.nih.gov/bd2k/index) program is a trans-NIH data science program that was launched in 2013 to facilitate broad use of biomedical big data, develop and disseminate analysis methods and software, enhance training relevant for large scale data analysis, and establish centers of excellence for biomedical big data – all within the context of proper protection of human subjects. BD2K is entering a second program phase that will test the feasibility of, and develop best practices for, making NIH-funded datasets, semantics and computational tools available through communal, collaborative platforms on public clouds.
A large two arm research study of this second phase (Create the NIH Data Commons) was recently initiated at DBMI to support the overarching goal of the NIH to render their various data bases, created over decades and generally unavailable for investigators beyond the original creator group, usable, accessible and computable by the entire national research community. The first
Bachelor's degree in bioinformatics, medical science, management or health care related field. Eight years of related experience preferably in an academic, health care, or other complex environment. Five years of experience managing clinical research. Five years of human subjects study management.
Advanced degree preferred. Knowledge of, interest in and experience with long-term research studies, clinical trials and/or sports medicine. Proven program management skills including an ability to manage multiple projects and coordinate staff. Proven data management skills and experience. This position requires specific technical skills in database systems and database design. Familiarity with SQL, SAS, R and/or similar tools. Proficiency with relational database systems. Solid understanding of research data system implementation best practices and appropriate use of design patterns. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook. Ability to work across teams and with a variety of projects and constituencies. Previous experience in academia or health care will be highly valued. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of executing and delivering on projects in a complex and shifting environment with multiple and at times conflicting interests. The successful candidate must have the ability to exercise good judgment on a range of issues, many of which are confidential in nature, and to manage complex projects through to completion.
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