Senior Application Analyst (Neuropsychiatry)

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Senior Application Analyst (Neuropsychiatry)

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The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

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Posted Job Title
Senior Application Analyst (Neuropsychiatry)

Job Profile Title
Application Developer Senior

Job Description Summary
Application Analyst Senior

The Neurodevelopment and Psychosis section at Penn Medicine is seeking a full-time research-oriented highly experienced application analyst to join their bioinformatics team (BIT). BIT is at the center of our brain and behavior research providing ways in which data are collected, shared, and analyzed, leading toward new frontiers of research and advancing the science.

We need a senior application analyst to support a broad range of researchers and investigators across the globe for a variety of research projects in their usage of REDCap to collect and store research study data. As a member of BIT, you will be responsible for all aspects of the REDCap service including: software installations and upgrades while working closely with the system administrator, developing in-depth understanding of the available features and modules; identifying the optimal application settings given the investigator's requirements for their study; and train/educate these personnel in the use and functions of the application.

Job Description

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

Position contingent upon funding.

Application Analyst Senior

The Neurodevelopment and Psychosis section at Penn Medicine is seeking a full-time research-oriented highly experienced application analyst to join their informatics team. The person in this role will be a key member of the team, facilitating the development and maintenance of data collection, management, and reporting solutions that achieve study goals and objectives. We are looking for someone who can operate with a high degree of independence and professionalism in managing job responsibilities, work priorities, methodologies, and routines. The position requires a readiness to research IT developments and tools, to apply the findings of research to design and programming, and in general, to bring best practices and the latest concepts in the field to application development. The senior analyst participates in IT planning as well as the execution of planning priorities.

The Senior Application Analyst will work closely within a focused team to support faculty and research study staff in the use of the REDCap for data capture and management of research studies. They will serve as the first tier of contact for the investigators, research collaborators, and team members for all aspects of the REDCap service. They will understand and utilize industry best-practices for usability, data quality and security of Electronic Data Capture in compliance with IRB and Penn regulations and guidelines. They will develop and provide training for various audiences: technical training and workshops to investigators and study designers/managers in the development of data entry screens, consistency checks, or newly released REDCap features. They will also be responsible for troubleshooting issues and proactively driving their resolution. The ideal candidate has a mix of skills including data analysis, quality and process management, requirements gathering, and experience establishing good client relationships.

We provide a challenging and dynamic environment for our application analysts/developers where we encourage participation in training seminars and other self-development activities that help maintain continuing awareness of relevant emerging technologies for possible application in research environments.

  • Bachelor's degree in Biostatistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Biomedical Informatics, Health Informatics or other related discipline plus at least 3 years related professional experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • A combination of performance, education and prior directly related experience will be considered as equivalent to the above requirements provided that the individual possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job requirements satisfactorily.

Position Preferences:

  • Master's degree in Public Health, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Biomedical Informatics, Health Informatics, or other related discipline.
  • 3 years minimum experience with REDCap
  • Proven experience working with researchers for multi-site studies or data coordinating center projects
  • Strong technical skills including knowledge of software development processes. Ability to deeply understand application functions and technical documentation required.
  • Experience using source-code control and task-tracking software, such as Git and Jira
  • Strong interest in science and mental health issues.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

Working Conditions
Office, library, computer room

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table

Position contingent upon funding.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$59,703.00 - $168,837.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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