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Research Data Analyst 2 - Pediatrics Hematology Oncology


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The Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics Hematology Oncology, in Hershey, PA is seeking a research data analyst 2. This position will be responsible for:

1) Entry, verification, and validation of data into the REDCap comprehensive database which contains critical information regarding pediatric hematology and oncology patients and

2) Specimen coordination related to tumor banking of specimens.

Qualifications: Qualified individuals must have the ability to perform the following duties: Compile and process source data for entry by reviewing primary sources (including patients’ electronic medical records, paper medical records, and other primary source documents); resolve any erroneous, discrepant, missing, incomplete or implausible data; contact preparers of the source documents for clarification to ensure that quality standards are achieved; enter data into database and validate data entries by reviewing, correcting, deleting, or re-entering data; purge duplicate files; contribute to improving technology used; work closely with all members of the research team in the maintenance of the database and its integration with other relevant databases; regularly report to members of the team and attend meetings as required; maintain confidentiality and HIPPA compliance as well as follow all internal and governmental regulations regarding clinical databases; secure data for confidentiality and back-up data on a regular basis; maintain knowledge of current regulations and technologies related to the data management functions; and assist in establishing and maintaining an effective and efficient records management system.

Qualified individuals must also have the ability to coordinate the clinical research consent process, to notify involved parties, and to facilitate the procurement and delivery of specimens for processing for tumor banking as well as perform other duties as assigned.

Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

This is a limited-term position funded for one year from date of hire, with possibility of refunding.

The following clearances must be successfully completed for this position: 

+ Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check 

+ Pennsylvania Child Abuse History

+ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check  

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