Develop and manage research databases and derived research-specific datasets based on data from the STS National Database in support of various STS Research Center programs and functions. Provide expertise in programming, queries and analytics, and data quality assurance.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with the STS Research Center Director to build research databases and generate analytic datasets in support of various research programs.
Perform research database queries, aggregations, and tabulations.
Develop standardized reports and database query templates to increase efficiency and accuracy of work product.
Develop and maintain accurate documentation.
Support the STS Participant User File (PUF) research program. Manage all data related tasks, including initial PUF creation based on study inclusion and exclusion criteria, quality checks, and PUF updates as necessary.
Assist the STS Research Center Director and other staff in the preparation of study specific datasets for analysis.
Work with investigators and other parties (e.g., Industry) to define specific study objectives and data requirements.
Conduct analyses and prepare corresponding reports and tabulations using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation to more complex methods.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field is required; Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum of 4 years of related work experience in database programming, data analysis, and report writing is required. Familiarity with healthcare, clinical databases/registries, and medical association environment is strongly preferred.
Essential Skills and Abilities
Strong SQL and database skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
Familiarity with statistical software (SAS, STATA, R, SPSS)
Proficiency with graphics programs (SigmaPlot)
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent organizational, planning, and follow-through capabilities; attention to detail is essential
Ability to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously
Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, volunteer leaders, and other organizations; tact, diplomacy, and good judgment are essential
Positive attitude in the workplace
Flexibility and adaptability to changing daily activities and schedules
Ability to travel, as necessary
Ability to participate in evening conference calls
Energy, creativity, initiative, eagerness to learn, and professionalism required. Candidate must exemplify the STS Core Values of Quality, Innovation, Professionalism, Inclusiveness, and Teamwork.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
About The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a rapidly growing not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,500 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible heart, lung, esophageal, and other surgical procedures for the chest. Founded in 1964, the mission of STS is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.
With a staff of 65+ dedicated employees, STS is headquartered in Chicago’s Streeterville area with another office in downtown Washington, DC. The STS staff strives for excellence, while upholding the staff core values of respect, teamwork, innovation, quality service, and ownership.
Through the STS National Database, the Society has demonstrated its leadership in collecting and analyzing surgical outcomes data in order to improve patient treatments, quality of life, and long-term health.