Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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Members of the Medical Genetics faculty conduct research in most areas of human and medical genetics and modern molecular biology. They work in a wide range of settings within the University of Washington, the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Our faculty and affiliates include one Nobel laureate, fifteen diplomats of the American Board of Medical Genetics, six members of the National Academy of Sciences, and members of the Institute of Medicine, and two members of the Institute of Medicine.
The Division of Medical Genetics has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Senior Computer Specialist. For the University of Washington's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), the individual will assist with data administration, database report design and programming, and documentation. The individual will work closely with the ADRC data manager, as well as with other members and affiliates of the ADRC to track down and incorporate a large body of legacy data into the ADRC Central database.
Act as liaison between the Cores and projects of the ADRC, and the Biostatistics and Data Management Core to identify legacy data stored in other databases and in paper files.
Together with ADRC staff, determine data that should be added to the current Central ADRC database.
Enter data, submit and extract data, as needed, to and from the ADRC databases.
Provide Quality Assurance activities of the data in the ADRC's database.
Work with ADRC personnel, database users, and data collectors/generators to solve problems/issues with data, data representation, and/or data accuracy.
Analysis, design, report generation and documentation of database contents.
Analyze user requirements for adding legacy data to the current Central ADRC database.
Write software and/or work with other staff to write software for conversion of old data formats into format(s) needed to import into current database(s) and for evaluation of stored data.
Identify and use end-user requirements to design and produce reports for data from the database.
Write, and implement web pages for web-based data extraction by ADRC data users.
Write and maintain data codebooks for the legacy data.
Work with Data Management and other ADRC staff to modify, coordinate, and carry out data collection, processing, data entry, and storage as needed.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
BS in a technical field plus two or more years experience in data management.
Hands-on experience with MySQL, PHP, HTML, and data management
Experience with data collection, basic data analysis, and interest in working with biomedical data in a research setting.
Experience and ability to write and maintain written documentation for end-users and other programmers.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience in working with Alzheimer's disease or other neurodegerrative data, and/or with pedigree data, and managing data for such studies.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
Must be able to travel within the Seattle area to meet with Project and Core investigators at locations that include key staff, including the Seattle VA, Harborview, and the main Seattle campus.
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