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Opportunity: Clinical Database Specialist at NIH/NHGRI @ Digicon Corporation -- Bethesda, MD (US)
Submitted by Karen Mirolli; posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013
BACKGROUND:
When you decide to join the Digicon team, you gain the benefit of peace of mind. Our clients and partners choose us because we give them the innovations, solutions, and worry-free support that they need to excel. Our employees choose us because we offer the diverse career avenues, cutting-edge work, and corporate culture of stability, camaraderie, and work-life balance that they deserve. Approach the future with clarity and confidence -- join Digicon.

We are currently in search for a Clinical Database Specialist to work at our client site in Bethesda, MD. This is a full-time employee position with Digicon Corporation for our client, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at National Institutes of Health (NIH).

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented database specialist who is able to assist in the implementation and support of a Web-based relational database used in clinical research studies having a genetic focus. The successful applicant will provide support and training to database users, work directly with database developers and administrators to address problems and make enhancement requests, have the skills to manipulate large datasets, and play a key role in gap analysis and the mapping of legacy data. The successful applicant will work within an established framework of security and privacy regulations and guidelines for handling patient information.

REQUIREMENTS:
* Knowledge of relational database structure and terminology
* Proven critical-thinking skills and demonstrated ability to manage large biological and/or clinical data sets
* Demonstrated knowledge of genetics and/or molecular biology (e.g., successful college-level coursework)
* Proficiency in Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet applications
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a confident and cooperative service-oriented attitude; professional demeanor and appearance
* Possesses strong work ethic; is reliable, punctual, thorough, and trustworthy
* Fluency in both written and spoken English
* Bachelor's or Master's Degree in biology, bioinformatics, or a related field

PREFERENCES:
Also desired:
* Experience in clinical or biomedical informatics
* Experience in providing data systems end-user support
* Experience using Structured Querying Language (SQL)
* Clinical or laboratory research experience in genetics, molecular biology, or biochemistry
* Experience using Macintosh OS X operating system.

ABOUT US:
Digicon Corporation, founded in 1985, is a full-service Information Technology solutions provider with numerous nationwide clients and over 300 employees. We offer exciting and diverse careers in federal, state and local, and commercial arenas throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area and beyond. As an Equal Opportunity Employer that provides comprehensive and flexible benefits packages, Digicon is dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse community of exceptional professionals.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please apply online at [link]

POLICY:
All candidates must be authorized to work in the US for any employer and able to pass a background check. No relocation assistance is available. EOE M/F/D/V.

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