Clinical Informatics Specialist

SRA International, Inc.
Job Location
Bethesda, MD
Job Description

SRA has an opportunity for a Clinical Informatics Specialist to technically lead a team of professional biomedical informaticians and software engineers to implement leading edge analytical methods, database, and software solutions for a major center of the NIH.


The successful candidate will interact closely with world-class clinical researchers to understand their clinical informatics needs; provide advice and leadership for new initiatives for clinical research databases, contribute to the evolution of the data and system architecture, and help lead the team to meet these analysis and database needs in a timely and highly interactive manner. The complexity of these challenges will require unique architectures and approaches to be applied to in an iterative product delivery. The incumbent is expected to be familiar with contemporary database design and development and biomedical informatics approaches to clinical research. He/She will work with stakeholders and team members to understand their needs, and enhance the current system to further extend the unique and meaningful impacts of clinical research and personalized medicine at the NIH.

During the first month, the successful candidate will:

- Understand current systems and priorities of current clinical informatics development work.
- Have significant client interactions to understand clinical and research uses and needs.
- Understand how data is currently being modeled, and make recommendation on future data models.
- Provide technical and engineering leadership, as well as subject matter expertise.
- Enhance data warehouse component.
- Develop rhythm of communication with stakeholders to continue to develop clinical informatics software solutions


Required Degree: Medical Doctorate (MD) or related degree

- MD and 5+ years related experience (or equivalent combination of higher education and experience) with formal training in biomedical informatics.
- Experience in current biomedical clinical informatics, with hands-on knowledge of clinical uses cases and building systems to support such data flows.
- Experience in discussing clinical research concepts effectively with other researchers.
- Proven hands-on experience performing leading-edge biomedical informatics analysis and development, both individually and by technically directing a team.
- Experience leading a team of software engineers, directing their development projects through suggestion of biomedical and clinical informatics approaches
- Experience with Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems and data formats, and with other health records in common use.
- Familiar with clinical biomedical informatics system and data architectures, and in developing strategies for managing clinical and translational data.
- Experience with data and software requirements analysis and use case development.
- Some Programming experience in Microsoft languages like .Net or ASP or C#, and with RDBMS such as Oracle, MySQL, or other relational data.
- Technical proficiency in data modeling and database development.
- Familiar with Business Intelligence tools, such as Cognos.
- Experience in training advanced clinical database users.
- Proven technical or project management experience to monitor and drive progress of scientific software development projects to completion.

Desired Skills and Experience

- A PhD as well and/or experience with clinical trials management, clinical research, and clinical informatics data.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written


About Our Organization

At SRA we combine our creativity, mission experience, technology acumen and domain expertise to deliver innovative IT solutions and professional services in support of the toughest mission and operational challenges of the U.S. government. We are inspired by our customers’ missions  and provide the best people, working together to generate the best ideas, to deliver the best possible performance - all driven by our enduring values of Honesty and Service®

SRA was founded in 1978 and employs over 5,300 professionals who are passionate about creating innovative solutions that help solve some of the most complex challenges in national and homeland security, counterterrorism and intelligence, law enforcement, energy, the environment, health, veterans affairs, agriculture, commerce, transportation and beyond.

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