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Req ID:  11519

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER

School of Medicine:


Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.


Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.




Occupational Summary


Within the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development (DCABD), this position will be part of a team of information technology and database specialists who design and implement systems for data capture, management, storage, and analysis as part of a Data Management and Analysis Core (DMAC) that supports multiple interdisciplinary research studies on autism and related developmental disorders. Specifically, this position will support the data collection, management, storage, and analysis of several studies dedicated to the validation of autism screening mobile applications and will manage clinical data integration, database design/development, and perform reporting functions.


Work Performed


Collaborate with a team of staff and faculty to design, develop, and implement systems and software applications to support data acquisition, study and management, storage and analysis from studies dedicated to the validation of autism screening mobile applications; ensure that these systems and application meet university, state and federal regulatory guidelines; provide technical support and training to users of the DMAC who are part of the study teams administering the mobile application; design, implement, and troubleshoot systems and software programs to support data integration from multiple sources, including electronic health record and physiological/biological data; assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of secure environments for data storage and analysis.

Gather user requirements from stakeholders relevant to the mobile application validation studies; perform REDCap development, data validation, and data quality control; develop and implement methods for assessing data integrity and completeness; and generate data reports and analysis.

Assist in development of methodology for the ongoing assessment of database performance; identify and resolve conflicts arising over the creation, control and use of data; develop and enforce database use guidelines.

Monitor database performance and serve as quality control agent for database use. Assist in the development of backup and recovery services for research data.

Provide consultation and training sessions to database users.

Ensure that external and internal regulations and policies governing data management are met including regulations concerning security, auditability and privacy.

Maintain an understanding of the context of ongoing studies at DCABD in order to effectively execute tasks related to study databases and data analyses. Seek guidance from faculty and study teams as needed to ensure that tasks are completed to appropriate standards and to fulfill requirements of stakeholders.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.


Required Qualifications at this Level



Work requires a bachelor's degree in mathematics, computer science, or a computer-related field or the equivalent coursework or technical training.



Work requires 2 years of progressive programming or database administration experience to include design, implementation, tuning, backup, recovery, modification and reorganization of relational databases for a complex computer network.

Previous experience in an academic research environment strongly desired. Non-academic research experience will be considered.




Strong experience with RedCap and SAS highly desired; experience with Matlab also desirable. R and Python experience will be considered.



Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh