Study Database Administrator I

Posting Number: #1579

Position Title: Study Database Administrator I

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Remote, USA

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The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.


Position Summary

The Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a National Cancer Institute (NCI) supported clinical trials group, is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research. The COG unites more than 9,000 experts in childhood cancer at more than 200 leading children’s hospitals, universities, and cancer centers across North America, Australia, and New Zealand in the fight against childhood cancer. An overarching principle of COG is to ensure that the organization’s structure is optimized to maximize the potential for research that improves the outcome for every successive generation of children with cancer.

The Study Database Administrator I (Study DBA I) position is responsible for the maintenance of data submitted to or reported from COG for mission critical clinical research applications under the guidance of senior Study DBA staff. Duties may include aiding COG Data Operations personnel, maintaining routine reports, and providing database expertise and skills in other areas as needed in COG. This position requires effective interactions with the COG Data Operations staff (Statistician and Study Builders/Research Coordinators) assigned to each area and assisting them with clinical data operations.

Employment Type: Full Time

Full salary range for this position: $80,043 to $118,302 per year. The typical hiring range for this position is from $80,043 (minimum) to $99,173 (midpoint), based on 100% FTE. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, as well as budget availability.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain extraction and consolidation for data across multiple databases and other data sources to meet periodic and ad-hoc reporting requirements including, but not limited to, site management, disbursements, regulatory compliance, subject eligibility, toxicity reporting, data submission, long term follow-up, data clean up and revision, and other administrative and clinical trial requirements.
  • Perform periodic updates of aggregate cross study subject data.
  • Support migration of legacy reporting processes that are compatible with COG’s standardized reporting system (SSRS: SQL Server Reporting Services).
  • Ensure reports are accurate and available on a timely basis to internal customers.
  • Maintain data-timeliness reporting computer programs.
  • Assist COG Data Operations staff as needed with internal application for data-timeliness reporting for legacy clinical data management system.
  • Support COG Data Operations staff by providing sample SQL queries to ensure proper data usage and assisting with usage of data access software.
  • Provide general database administration and maintenance support, i.e., server backup, restore, writing report-oriented database objects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 1 year of progressively responsible experience in database management.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or in a STEM-related field or substitute with four additional years of related experience.

Other Qualifications

  • At least 2 years experience working with and manipulating clinical research datasets.
  • At least 1 year experience in relational database administration. SQL Server a plus.
  • Must have SQL and/or SAS programming experience.
  • JSON/XML import/export experience is desirable.
  • Familiarity with commercial data reporting tools. SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) preferred.
  • Effective communication skills, written and oral, with people of all technical level.
  • Goal/results oriented with strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Experience in a comprehensive cancer center, cooperative group or the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry.
  • Graduate degree is a plus.



This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.



Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.

New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.

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