IS Programmer/Analyst II / 40 Hours / Day / BWH - Sleep Medicine

Brigham And Women's Hospital Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago


The IS Programmer/Analyst II will work autonomously and under general supervision of the Program Director and Data Manager within the Program of Cardiovascular Medicine and Sleep Medicine Epidemiology in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders. The primary role of the Programmer/Analyst II will be to support the day-to-day efforts related to management and analysis of data collected from a wide variety of projects, including clinical trials, genetic epidemiological studies and cohort studies.

Duties include programming (SAS, R), database creation, data management, data harmonization and cleaning, report design and generation, user interface design (e.g., REDCap, custom web applications), and creation and maintenance of SOPs/documentation. Additionally, the Programmer/Analyst II will assist with design and implementation of novel pipeline for analysis of actigraphy data. There are opportunities to analyze data and to contribute to manuscripts. The IS Programmer/Analyst II will also work with other team members, including data managers, informaticians, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, and project coordinators to support ongoing clinical and epidemiological research projects, including large cohort studies, genetic epidemiological studies, and multi-center clinical trials.


Develops and maintains SOPs for data collection, data management, and reporting procedures for the program and for specific projects.

2.Performs programming in SAS and R to support data curation, harmonization, and maintenance activities across multiple studies, to assist with maintaining the integrity of collected data over time, and to allow transfer of complex physiological and biological data captures using proprietary software to the department's databases.

3.Performs statistical/data programming and basic analysis and summarizes data with appropriate descriptive statistics as necessary.

4.Develops analysis pipelines for actigrapy data using open source software and tools such as GGIR and R scripting.

5.Maintains detailed written documentation of created databases and data dictionaries for use by biostatisticians and other research staff.

6.Maintains detailed written documentation of all data programming and data archival systems.

7.Performs ongoing data cleaning, generates queries of potential data errors or inconsistencies, and works with the Data Manager and project managers/coordinators to resolve issues.

8.Assists in the writing and preparation of research reports, including internal documentation, academic publication, and research presentations at national meetings.

9.Contributes to interim and final project reports, including those for the data safety monitoring board (DSMB), and provides data-related input for new proposals and manuscripts.

  1. Performs all other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in science-related field plus 3 to 5 year's work experience required. Master's degree preferred.

Ability to work with very independently and prioritize tasks effectively.

One to two years of SAS and/or R programming experience.

Understanding of the scientific method and the research lifecycle.

Ability to productively interact with investigators, biostatisticians, informaticians, and research staff to accomplish project goals.


Highly organized, with decision-making skills, initiative, and ability to work as part of a growing data management team.

Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills, flexibility, and ability to interact with a diverse and large research team including physician investigators, statisticians, bioinformaticians, and research assistants.

Fundamental knowledge of data management, medical terminology, clinical research, epidemiology, and biostatistics.


Works within legal, regulatory, accreditation and ethical practice standards relevant to the position and as established by BWH/Partners; follows safe practices required for the position; complies with appropriate BWH and Partners policies and procedures; fulfills any training required by BWH and/or Partners, as appropriate; brings potential matters of non-compliance to the attention of the supervisor or other appropriate hospital staff.

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