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    Opportunity: Clinical Database Specialist w/ NIH/NHGRI @ Digicon Corporation--Bethesda, MD (US)
    Submitted by Karen Mirolli; posted on Thursday, February 05, 2009


    The Intramural Research Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Maryland) is currently seeking a Clinical Database Specialist to provide database support to its research investigators performing clinical studies.

    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 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.


    • 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
    • Fluency in both written and spoken English
    Highly qualified candidates will possess:
    • Experience in clinical or biomedical informatics
    • Experience using Structured Querying Language (SQL)
    • Clinical or laboratory research experience in genetics, molecular biology, or biochemistry
    • Experience using Macintosh OS X operating system
    Education Requirements:
    • Bachelorís or Masterís Degree in biology, bioinformatics, or a related field
    ***All candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. for any employer and able to pass a background investigation (Level 5)***


    This is a contract position offered through the Digicon Corporation. Digicon is a full-service information technology company that is recognized as a leading IT service provider known for providing long-term support to key Government agencies and Fortune 1000 businesses. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send a Word- or PDF-formatted copy of your resume and salary expectations to Karen Mirolli at karen.mirolli[at]

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