Salary is commensurate with experience and education
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The University of Washington's Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) is considered to be among the top five Divisions of General Internal Medicine in the nation. The Division has a workforce of approximately 400 including 300 faculty members who are known for their outstanding research, teaching and patient care. The Division conducts its activities at the UW Medical Center (UWMC), Harborview Medical Center (HMC), the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS), and the Boise VA Medical Center (Boise VAMC) with research sites located at multiple locations across Seattle.
The Cardiovascular Health Research Unit (CHRU) is a complex unit with an international reputation, whose investigators collaborate with many research faculty and investigators within the UW community as well as many other universities and institutions, both nationally and internationally. The Unit is comprised of 2 co-directors, 8 investigators (from General Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics) and 18 research staff. The Unit manages approximately 40 research awards, totaling over $15 million annually.
The Division of General Internal Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Senior Computer Specialist. The Senior Computer Specialist will lead and direct all computing and information technology (IT) needs and network support for the Cardiovascular Health Research Unit (CHRU); oversee general computing operations and research database management for the CHRU including the maintenance and growth of IT hardware and software to meet research needs. The person in this position will manage and oversee Windows Domain and Linux Servers administration, database support and maintain the Unit's various computing platforms.
The Senior Computer Specialist will manage and perform analysis, design and develop programming tasks, maintain data tracking and data input systems for personal computers in a multi-user, networked environment. This position will also be responsible for developing programs for information management including analytic variable creation for complex data sets that include multiple records (such as drug prescriptions) for each subject and the analysis of large data sets that include genomic data including genotype, sequencing, gene expression, and epigenetic markers.
Duties and responsibilities include: A. Windows Domain and Linux Server administration and user support - 35% B. Database design and management - 35% C. Computer Programming - 20% D. Data analysis - 10%
Database design and management:
Direct the design, development, implementation, enhancement, documentation and maintenance of all computerized systems.
Track and monitor data collection activities for multiple studies within the CHRU using Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, and other software applications. Currently, the CHRU is conducting a large number of genome-wide association studies (GWAS), which involve large (multi-gigabyte) volumes of data which require understanding and awareness of computer systems that are capable of running high volume analyses in an efficient manner. Tracking systems may support one or more separate studies and may require integration with multiple systems.
Develop computer program code for creating complex analysis variables using input from multiple sources and databases. Design, write, debug, and maintain the program code for:
1) Study tracking database applications 2) The storage and access to large datasets that include GWAS and sequence data 3) Data input programs 4) Cross-study database applications including laboratory inventory systems and laboratory test result tracking 5) Complex analytic variable creation using data sets that include multiple records and data sources for each subject 6) Data analysis programs using one or more statistical analysis software packages 7) Ad hoc reports, analyses, and database updates for grant proposals and manuscripts in response to user requests
Windows Domain and Linux Server administration and user support:
Manage the daily operations of the Windows Domain and Linux Servers at CHRU.
Oversee all equipment and software needs as they relate to work conducted at the CHRU.
Initiate technical recommendations to Unit directors and researchers regarding equipment updates as well as computer software needed for systems solutions.
Provide support for desktop computers and an Windows Domain network environment., including hardware and software installation and upgrading, system maintenance and backup, and system and network troubleshooting.
Perform user requirement and system analysis for the development and enhancement of existing complex, multi-user relational database applications for multiple research projects. Act as the CHRU liaison to the UW Technology and Computing and Communications departments as needed to ensure that the Unit systems are functional and operational and in compliance with UW standards and regulations.
Identify hardware and software requirements within the CHRU, research and recommend hardware/software options, including new purchases, replacements, and upgrades, and implement the selected options.
Write and maintain systems documentation and user instructions and provide user training and technical assistance on developed software systems.
Computer programming and data analysis:
Manage and prioritize all CHRU requests for data and programming services from Kaiser Permanente and other collaborating institutions; supervise data entry and prioritize data entry requirements; design, develop data entry programs as needed.
Provide research data management support and database administration for multiple studies. Implement file sharing and file transmission procedures both in-house and with research collaborators in other locations.
Design and implement data reconciliation reports and queries, quality control procedures, and data quality checks and reports.
Ensure data integrity and recoverability, including designing backup and security strategies for the Unit's database systems.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
A Bachelor's Degree in computer science or a related field and two to three years experience using Microsoft Access, Visual Basic for Applications, and Microsoft SQL Server; and experience in the development of multi- user relational databases and their applications; and systems design and administration for Linux.
-Working knowledge of network hardware and software, including Microsoft NT 4.0 Server Workstation and Ethernet topologies.
-Demonstrated experience in the development of multi-user relational databases and their applications, such as Microsoft Access, Visual Basic for Applications, and Microsoft SQL Server.
-Working knowledge of or experience using programming languages such as R, Python, C++, or shell scripting.
Knowledge or experience in Cardiovascular and Epidemiology research.
Systems design and working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Domain, Linux server, and network administration
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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