Clinical Data Analyst

Posting Number: #029-21

Position Title: Clinical Data Analyst

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Monrovia, CA

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Program Summary

Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a project of PHI, is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) supported clinical trials cooperative group, and the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research. Clinical research is conducted at more than 200 member institutions, which are leading children’s hospitals, universities, and cancer centers throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. COG’s over 9,000 multi-disciplinary cancer researchers, affiliated with the network of member institutions, provide access to state-of-the-art therapies and the collective expertise of world-renowned pediatric specialists to children with cancer, regardless of where they live. Today, more than 90% of 14,000 children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer each year in the US are cared for at Children’s Oncology Group member institutions.

Position Summary

The Clinical Data Analyst supports the reporting needs of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) in the study of new treatments and cures for childhood cancer. Under the supervision of the Director of Research Operations, the Clinical Data Analyst will work with multidisciplinary staff to understand the needs of the organization and create report datasets from multiple relational databases for the purposes of NIH reporting requirements, clinical trial data monitoring, sample acquisition tracking, and other reports based on the needs of the project. They is responsible for coordinating with Statisticians, Disease Committees, operations staff, and biobank staff to set up and monitor systems for standard tracking and reporting of clinical trial and specimen acquisition data. Assignments require basic knowledge of SQL code, SAS and Advanced Query Tool (AQT) software, and the ability to understand clinical trial data and research specimen characteristics.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with multidisciplinary staff to understand the reporting needs of COG in order to assist in the aims of various clinical research projects including NCORP, QuadW, and NCTN.
  • Create report datasets from relational databases.
  • Understand and use databases for the patient registry, clinical trial data, and sample inventory.
  • Present and summarize study and inventory data in ways that are understandable and useful to COG operations staff, clinical investigators, and senior statisticians.
  • Support of selected qualitative research topics.
  • Understand the goals of assigned projects and how data reporting contributes to these goals.
  • Propose reports that will support project goals.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Travel may be required for up to 2 working weeks per year.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5 years of related experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Understanding of databases, data relationships, quality, and integrity.
  • High level of PC literacy, including intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • High level of basic scripting (SQL) and familiarity with SASAQT and data reporting using relational databases.
  • Must have collaborative and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have good written and oral communications.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree.
  • Understanding of clinical data.
  • Training or experience in biological or medical sciences.

Important Information

  • This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position.
  • To qualify for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

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