University of Kansas Medical Center
Office of the Chief Research Information Officer
Office of the Chief Research Information Officer
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Job Description Summary:
The Office of the CRIO (OCRIO) is a joint effort by the University of Kansas Medical Center and the University of Kansas Health System to provide an advanced research informatics infrastructure to our researchers and partners. The OCRIO connects researchers with the data and informatics tools they need to be successful, helps to keep those data secure, plays a critical role in supporting collaborations between research and clinical efforts, and otherwise supports the research data needs of the institutions.
The OCRIO is responsible for ensuring our research data informatics infrastructure is secure and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable), because research thrives in a FAIR environment. Therefore, we are seeking applicants to a new data concierge position, which will be responsible for connecting researchers to data. The research lifecycle at any academic medical center can be complex and daunting for researchers to navigate. An important part of the role of the data concierge will be to be intimately familiar with the research support services available at the University of Kansas Medical Center and the University of Kansas Health System and to serve as a single point of contact for researchers needing to know about available resources. The data concierge will thus be empowered to refer researchers to the appropriate resources, based on their needs, and follow-up with them to ensure their needs were met. In many cases, researchers will be unaware of the available research support, and the data concierge will help point them to services tailored to their specific project. This is a new role at our institutions and serves as a fantastic opportunity to immediately contribute to the important research being carried out here. The data concierge will serve as a guide to researchers in navigating the research lifecycle and helping them through the data governance process. Furthermore, the data concierge will serve as our chief communicator about the many great resources we have available to researchers, promoting them through web and social media, seminars, meetings, and other channels. The data concierge will also serve as a translator of sorts, facilitating communication among researchers and our IT and informatics staff, who will fulfill their data requests. The data concierge will have diverse responsibilities, from handling data request intake and initial requirements gathering, to helping researchers understand the requirements for secure data storage and reporting on usage of our informatics infrastructure to key stakeholders.
• One of the following:
• Bachelor’s degree with focus on informatics, computer science, biostatistics, or related discipline.
• Other bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of experience as a researcher or business intelligence analyst working with clinical data.
• Minimum of 2 years of experience working with electronic health record data.
• Familiarity with supporting clinical and translational study designs and analyses.
• Experience with requirements gathering.
• Experience with data quality assessment.
• Organized worker that is capable of prioritizing tasks and has good attention to detail.
• Excellent communication skills, including written, oral, and presentation.
• Ability to work with informatics and IT professionals to deliver data related to a researcher’s questions.
• Familiarity with the EPIC electronic health record system.
• Experience with customer service ticketing system or similar software
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Applications must be submitted directly through the KU Medical Center website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or this website will NOT be reviewed or considered.
About KU Medical Center:
The University of Kansas Medical Center’s mission is to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. KU Medical Center also advances the health sciences through world-class research programs; provides compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment; and works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans. Learn more at http://www.kumc.edu/.
KU Medical Center proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package through the state of Kansas, with flexible options designed to meet the diverse needs of our faculty and staff. To learn more about our options for medical, vision, dental and other insurances, as well as our generous time off policies and retirement options, please visit http://www.kumc.edu/human-resources/benefitsrewards.html.