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Clinical Informatics Specialist

Company: American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc.
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Job Description:

Are you interested in making a world of difference in cancer care?

Cancer strikes more than 10 million people worldwide each year. As the leading medical society representing doctors who care for people with cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is committed to conquering cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care.

Who we are:

ASCO is a stable, forward-thinking membership organization that operates in a results-oriented work environment in which employees’ evaluation emphasizes performance outcomes over presence or time. This is an Alexandria, VA position that offers an excellent benefits package and opportunities to participate in professional development programs. To learn what it’s like to work at ASCO, click here .

Who we are looking for:

CancerLinQ® of the American Society of Clinical Oncology is in search of a Clinical Informatics Specialist to join the Data Operations team and to serve as a Natural Language Processing (NLP) data lead. The selected candidate will work closely with CancerLinQ development and informatics team members to coordinate and meet the data needs of CancerLinQ products, curation vendors, and licensees. In addition, this position may contribute in addressing broad data completeness or quality enhancements and participate in other informatics-related tasks. What you will do:

Develop queries and analytical tools to extract key data elements in unstructured data for deployment in NLP tools

Analyze data in CLQ data repositories to answer inquiries from customers and licensees about codified and uncodified content in CancerLinQ. In particular, assess the ability of CLQ data to successfully carry out specific research projects/programs proposed by CLQ customers and licensees.

Work with informatics team members to create reports necessary for internal tracking and monitoring of all unstructured data received from CLQ oncology practices and for NLP-derived data

Lead or support the development of scripts, queries, tables, and automated reports

Conduct data quality analysis and identify root cause and resolution of issues as needed

Perform research and identify technical solutions, including automation, for errors or issues identified in unstructured data received from CLQ subscribers in accordance with quality standards

Validate clinical data based on standardized nomenclature, coding systems and relevance to clinical practice

Compile and deliver unstructured data sets from CLQ data resources to meet specific research projects/study requests and ensure the data sets meet CLQ standard data quality requirements

Identify and execute pipeline performance enhancements in coordination with development team

Carry out ad hoc analysis as required/requested by CancerLinQ staff/management and CLQ customers and licensees

What you will need in order to be successful:

Bachelor’s degree in a scientific/mathematical field with relevant experience (3-5 yrs)

Experience with Natural Language Processing technologies, design of key NLP metrics, machine learning and tools

Reporting experience (Tableau or Looker is desirable)

Experience with one of more of the following: Python, Spark/SQL, PySpark, SQL Server

Familiarity with standard clinical data, vocabularies, EMRs, EHRs or clinical registries

Experience working with informatics teams to perform modeling, data manipulation, analysis of data quality and validation

Ideal candidates will also contribute:

Oncology-specific experience and domain expertise desirable

Experience working within Agile teams

Masters or Ph.D. in a scientific or a mathematic filed

Position Competencies:

Excellent written and oral communication

Attention to detail

Analytical thinking

Ability to come up with solutions and think outside of the box

Problem-solving and identifying root cause analysis

Ability to work in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary team-based setting

ADA/Physical Requirements

No special requirements

Travel

No travel required

ASCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Posted 3 Days Ago

Full time

R363

About Us Who we are:

Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) is committed to making a world of difference in cancer care. As the world’s leading organization of its kind, ASCO represents nearly 45,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer. Through research, education, and promotion of the highest-quality patient care, ASCO works to conquer cancer and create a world where cancer is prevented or cured, and every survivor is healthy.

ASCO furthers its mission through Cancer.Net and Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation.  Cancer.Net  (www.cancer.net ) brings the expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and those who care for and about them. All the information and content on Cancer.Net is developed and approved by members of ASCO, making Cancer.Net an up-to-date and trusted resource for cancer information.  Conquer Cancer  (www.conquer.org ) funds research into every facet of cancer to benefit every patient, everywhere. Conquer Cancer helps turn science into a sigh of relief for patients around the world by supporting groundbreaking research and education across cancer’s full continuum.

Keywords: American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc., Alexandria , Clinical Informatics Specialist, Other , Alexandria, Virginia

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