Professional Staff Other Administrative Categories
Research/Technical/Laboratory Information Technology
The primary function of the position is to a) design and maintain scientific/research databases, b) provide computer programming support, and c) other related duties to achieve success in research projects for the Center of Clinical Research.
Analyzes scientific research projects to determine the best programming approach, determining which
programming language and or statistical software package system should be used.
Assists Center staff in fulfilling its "honest broker" function by designing and implementing data deidentification
procedures and performs other data-related activities required to meet data confidentiality
and related requirements.
Create databases using various computer application to collect, manipulate, and present data in support
of various research projects supported by the Center for Clinical Research. Steps in this process include:
o Interviewing users
o Translating user needs
o Analyzing specifications
o Designing logic
o Writing code
o Testing and debugging programs
o Implementing and providing ongoing support
Develops methods of downloading data from national data banks into locally designed databased in
order to manipulate data to meet needs of specific research project.
Develops detailed documentation of programs and procedures to assist others in developing and
Conducts applied research into new/emerging technologies and software application to remain current
Provides technical advice to faculty and research personnel concerning aspects of computers and
programs related to research projects.
Provides other related technical support as needed.
Present lectures on use of research datasets
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