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UNIV - DCU Statistical & Database Programmer - Public Health Sciences

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Software Engineering
Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2023
  • R-0000011662
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Unclassified Nonfaculty-University
  • Other
  • Full Time

Job Description Summary

The Department of Public Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina invites Master-level biostatisticians and applied statisticians with a background in computer science to apply for a position within our group. The DCU specializes in the design, implementation, management, analysis and reporting of multicenter clinical trials, most of which are NIH-funded. This position is for applicants with a Masters degree in statistics, biostatics, computer science, or related field.


Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)

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Research Grant

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CC001038 COM PHS Operations CC

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Job Description

Job Duties:

30% Participate in study database development and validation. This will include working with the data manager and protocol lead statistician to set up and validate the clinical trial management system for funded projects including subject randomization and trial operation management.

20% Participate in programming of the randomization algorithm. This will include working with the protocol lead statistician and computer programmers on the randomization algorithm and implementation plan. This will include development of computer simulation programs to examine the design operating characteristics of the proposed designs.

20% Independently execute the analysis and implementation of various modules housed within WebDCU™. Coordinates with team leaders on system development, documentation and testing. Completes milestones within required time frames.

15% Participate in conducting and documenting computerized system validation activities according to standard operating procedures. Determines end user needs by participating as an active member at internal and external study team meetings. Performs demonstrations of newly developed tools and functions to internal and external users.

15% Helps with the design and development of database architectures. Creates stored procedures, triggers, views, etc. to perform project tasks. Reviews and validates work that has been completed by other team members. Test, validate and debug new installations.

MUSC Minimum Requirements:

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A master's degree in statistics, biostatics or related field.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)

Additional Job Description


If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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