Brown University — Health Applications Analyst

Job Description:

The Health Applications Analyst will contribute to research initiatives supported by the Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics (BCBI), a trans-disciplinary group leading initiatives that span the full spectrum of biomedicine and health care. Through its research, education, and service activities, BCBI is involved with development and application of informatics and data science approaches across the full spectrum of biomedicine and health care. BCBI seeks to accelerate clinical and translational research and promote learning health systems.

The Health Applications Analyst will support projects associated with BCBI and the Advance-CTR Biomedical Informatics, Bioinformatics, and Cyber-infrastructure Enhancement (BIBCE) Core, which involves collaborators across Brown University and its affiliated hospitals, as well as regional, national, and international partners. This position is primarily responsible for providing exemplary service to researchers while managing access to and providing support in using applications for data collection and management (e.g., Research Electronic Data Capture [REDCap]), tools for cohort discovery and analytics (e.g., OHDSI [Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics] ATLAS), national data repositories (e.g., National COVID Cohort Collaborative [N3C]), and environments for secure and high-performance computing.

This is a fixed term position for one year, which may be extended based upon available funding.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science, or a related degree, and 1 to 2 years of related experience.
  • Or, equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • External customer facing experience in a healthcare and/or software support environment is preferred.
  • Experience within the healthcare data domain is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with REDCap or OHDSI software is strongly preferred.

Job Competencies

  • Working knowledge of most of the following: databases and SQL, web technologies, Linux operating system, and programming in Python, Julia, or R is preferred.
  • Experience with health data, including standards such as common data models (e.g., OHDSI OMOP) and terminologies (e.g., ICD, SNOMED, RxNorm, and LOINC)
  • Facility in working with Google Drive, Documents, Sheets, and Slides a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in dealing with escalated customer issues.
  • Creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively influence and communicate cross-functionally.
  • Comfortable communicating application concepts to others having diverse levels of seniority and technical competence.
  • Ability to prioritize work and adapt during pressured situations.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, commitments and projects.
  • Self-motivated, directed, and passionate about customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities and deadlines, and an eagerness to take ownership of challenging and open-ended assignments.
  • Ability to meet with researchers and collaborators in person and remotely (videoconference or phone)
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Background and Education Check Required.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Health Applications Analyst

Center for Biomedical Informatics

Grade 9

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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