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    Opportunity: Senior CDE Analyst @ Medical Science & Computing -- Bethesda, MD (US)
    Submitted by Elisa Johnston; posted on Friday, October 19, 2012

    Medical Science & Computing, Inc. is searching for a Senior Consultant 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.


    • 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 Comparative Effectiveness Research (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
    • 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.
    • Knowledge or experience of research methods, measurement, and biostatistics
    • Good team player


    • Medical terminology
    • 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


    Please forward your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to elisa[at] Please include the job title in the subject line.


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