The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI)/Partners HealthCare Clinical & Translational Informatics (CTI) group is the Institute’s resource for providing databases and applications that help DFCI clinicians and researchers gain insights based on clinical and research data. The Research Application Programmer will be tasked with performing technical feasibility assessments and proof of concepts for the initial phases of the second iteration of the Clinical Research Information System (CRIS) platform. This will require laying a basic technical foundation for the end product by creating a basic database schema, hooking up to vendor applications, and more. The incumbent will report to the Team Lead for Bioinformatics and Business Analysis, working closely under the supervision of the Senior Clinical Research Analyst.
- Develop a database schema that accurately depicts the structure that will be necessary for the final CRIS solution, providing a dynamic schema that is highly responsive.Document findings, communicating with CTI leadership to assess feasibility of each option in the buy versus build spectrum. Thoroughly document any technical work that was done in code.
- Create a framework that allows for intuitive, user friendly meta-data and data dictionaries.
- Leverage findings and work from proof of concept stage to go live with new CRIS application. This will include routing data in and out of the tool, and customizing user interfaces for a wide variety of users. If decision is to build, then this will also include participating in the development process.
- Use the Partners HealthCare values to govern decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration.
- Other duties as assigned.