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    Opportunity: Senior Common Data Elements Analyst @ Medical Science & Computing -- Bethesda, MD (US)
    Submitted by Elisa Johnston; posted on Monday, December 17, 2012


    Medical Science & Computing, Inc. is searching for a Senior Common Data Elements Analyst to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC and it is on-site at NIH in Bethesda, MD.


    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Conduct an assessment of existing HHS-supported Common Data Elements (CDEs) and patient assessment instruments and definitions relevant to CER, in conjunction with relevant NIH-wide committees and other stakeholders, as a basis for priority setting, selection, and identification of gaps. Work with the technology team to create a web portal listing of these CDEs.
    • Engage relevant NIH working groups to draft proposed guidance about the use of standard CDEs and patient assessment instruments in CER for use in relevant funding announcements.
    • Develop a detailed technical design for robust storage of and access to CDEs and patient assessment instruments that:
      • Supports seamless integration with and use of the NLM Vocabulary Value Set repository
      • Is consistent with the analogous infrastructure being designed and developed for clinical quality measures reflects input from ONC, participants in the S & I Framework, the Health IT Standards Committee, and other relevant stakeholders.


    • Extensive knowledge and experience in biomedical informatics
    • Extensive knowledge of ISO/IEC 11179 – Metadata Registries Standard
    • Demonstrated experience of following:
      • System/solution architecture
      • Data modeling and database design
      • Application framework architecture and design
      • Web 2.0 technology and implementation
      • Hands-on in all phases of SDLC
      • Unix/Linux environment
    • Very good communications and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate well with domain stakeholders (such as Medical doctors, terminology expertise, clinical researchers, etc.), as well as technical developers.
    • Good team player


    Highly Desirable:
    • Common Data Elements (different domains - often used in clinical studies), CRF modules (logically organize CDEs for data collection)
    • Clinical research and practice Instruments such as a survey, questionnaire, test, scale, rating, or tool designed to measure the variable(s), characteristic(s), or information of interest, a behavioral or psychological characteristic, etc. For example The Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) instruments
    • Three plus years of working experiences in NCI research projects
    • Demonstrated experience or solid knowledge of HL7 implementation
    • Medical terminology standards like ISO 17117, CTS2
    • Web portal design and implementation
    • Section 508 and accessibility
    • Knowledge or experience of research methods, measurement, and biostatistics


    Please send resume and cover letter to elisa[at]


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