Programmer Analyst III -Military HIV Research Program \u0026 Emerging Infectious Diseases

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HJF is seeking a Programmer Analyst III to support the Data Coordinating and Analysis Center (DCAC) for the Military
HIV Research Program (MHRP) and the Emerging Infectious Diseases Branch (EIDB) of the Walter Reed Army Institute
of Research (WRAIR). DCAC is an in-house centralized resource for clinical data management, biostatistical analysis,
reporting, and training in support of clinical trials and scientific research studies.

The Programmer Analyst III is responsible for programming in support of clinical data management and analytic
requirements for these trials and studies. This includes database and statistical programming, programming for standard
report generation, ad-hoc queries, analyses, data manipulation, extraction, and export. The Incumbent should be familiar
with commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the clinical data management/analysis field. The
incumbent will rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish programming goals for multiple
complex clinical trials and studies with a wide degree of creativity and latitude.

Responsibilities:
  1. Adhere to a policy of strict confidentiality concerning all documents, data, and information maintained within the
    department.
  2. Adhere to department Standard Operating Procedures for all data management / programming responsibilities.
  3. Provide programming for data extraction, edit logic checks, data listings, summary statistics, analyses, reports,
    tabulations, creation of analytic data sets, and ad-hoc queries.
  4. Participate in development and implementation of Quality Assurance practices.
  5. Assist Principal Investigators and Scientists in retrieving and incorporating data from multiple sources using SAS, R,
    SQL, or other query tools.
  6. Read research protocols and integrate protocol design requirements into programming objectives and review setup of
    studies in data management system to accomplish programming tasks.
  7. Develop and/or review:
    • Data management plans and data use agreements
    • Data entry instructions
    • Standard operating procedures
    • Case report forms and case report form annotation
    • Data set documentation
    • Other department and protocol related documentation
  8. Mentor junior programmer analysts.
  9. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Knowledge of the SAS programming language, especially basic SAS procedures (CIMPORT, GRAPH, COMPARE,CONTENTS, CPORT, EXPORT, FORMAT, FREQ, IMPORT, MEANS or UNIVARIATE, PRINT, REPORT, SORT, SQL) and the DATA step and the ability to perform programming tasks in a SAS/Oracle environment; experience handling large data sets, familiarity with data quality issues and with programming in a clinical research environment; ability to learn new data management software programs necessary for job completion; must be detail-oriented and possess problem solving skills; proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; must have excellent oral and written communication skills; must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and deliver high quality deliverables on time; and must be able to work independently and as part of a team setting.

Minimum Education: Bachelors degree is required in statistics, computer science, or related field.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: Minimum 6-8 years of relevant work-related experience is required.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:
  • Required: Basic SAS Certification.
  • Preferred: Advanced SAS Certification such as SAS Certified Data Scientist, SAS Certified Specialist, or others
    ability to do analysis on longitudinal data, including incidence and multivariate statistical procedures for research data.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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