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The UW Department of Radiology is internationally recognized as dynamic, progressive, with high impact on the present and future of the field of Diagnostic Imaging. As a ³Top Ten² Radiology Department in a US News and World Report ³Top Ten Hospital², the academic Radiology enterprise complements the clinical, teaching and research activities of one of the nation's leading Medical Schools. The broad strength of the University of Washington is reflected in its recurring rank among the top two recipients of federal research grants.
The Department of Radiology currently has an outstanding opportunity for a DATA SCIENCE ADMINISTRATOR. The Radiology Data Science Administrator contributes to the growth and success of the Department of Radiology by executing the mission and vision.
The Radiology Data Science Administrator is a new type of position that includes training as needed. The Radiology Data Science Administrator will have a central role in building and maintaining radiology data streams, databases, and tools for research and development by faculty, staff and trainees in the search for discovery and improving healthcare.
The Database Administrator will be in the academic university-side (i.e. nonclinical) of the School of Medicine Radiology IT group, and work with the leadership of the department to determine the operational IT infrastructure needs to support planned research and translational analytical tools. They will have access to training to develop skills as necessary as appropriate, given the broad range of knowledge needed for this position.
The development efforts will include accessing data sources operated by UW Medicine and UW IT (e.g., RIS, PACS, Epic, Amalga, etc.), and liaising with the researchers and developers who are granted access to the data for radiology-related projects.
The data access and storage methods developed by the Radiology Data Science Administrator are intended to enable research in artificial intelligence (AI), big data, radiomics, predictive analytics, precision medicine, and systems and industrial engineering, while interfacing with the Radiology IT clinical systems. It is anticipated that these data sources and methods may also be used for Radiology educational activities.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Duties & Responsibilities:
Training in data types, databases, and data streams: (20%)
Learn and understand the HL7, FHIR, DICOM, JSON and other data types as needed.
Learn and understand the Radiology and UW Medicine IT interfaces as needed.
Learn relevant types and instances of database development including SQL, PHP or ASP as needed
Learn formal software engineering practices (source code version control, validation, deployment, maintaining database applications, etc.) as needed
Technical and project leadership: (25%)
Perform initial project analysis and planning, including feasibility studies and documenting user requirements.
Determine scope and duration of projects, as well as coordinating technical requirements with team members.
Provide user or staff training, technical expertise, and consultative services as required. Respond promptly to requests, phone calls and emails.
Exercises initiative, follow-up, and effective prioritization in performing and coordinating tasks.
Technical implementation and validation of database solutions: (30%)
Analyze, code, and test effective database queries and views to support user requirements.
Apply skills in database development including SQL, PHP or ASP.
Design and implement custom database structures as required to meet unique reporting or data integration requirements for ancillary systems.
Document technical specifications.
Exercise and adhere to team coding standards and development/validation practices to ensure high-quality, maintainable technical deliverables.
Cross-train other team members in expert skills.
Infrastructure development and maintenance: (20%)
Assist in the development of data validation queries and system monitoring scripts.
Adhere and contribute to system configuration and deployment practices and standards.
Back up the other team members or provide support as projects require additional development resources.
Contribute to the development of data transfer processes for HIPAA-compliance logging
Monitor and report application access to comply with HIPAA requirements..• Initiate prompt corrective action to identify and resolve production issues.
Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Physical sciences, or related field• Extensive experience with programing languages, such as Python, Go, Ruby, Java, Matlab, C, C++, C#, etc.
2 years of related experience, , including Extensive experience with programing languages, such as Python, Go, Ruby, Java, Matlab, C, C++, C#, etc. and extensive experience with scripting workflows.
Some experience with relational or non-relational database types such as SQL, Key-Value, Graph, etc.
Experience with complex data analysis and display projects. These can be of any kind, e.g. thesis or research studies.
Strong problem solving & debugging skills.
Experience in working in dynamic, creative teams.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to rapidly learn and apply new technologies and skills.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills and ability to work with personnel of various levels of technical background.
Ability to communicate with highly technical and non-technical users, as well as a broad range of users from academic radiology and their collaborators.
Masters or PhD degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Physical sciences, or related field.
Experience with formal software engineering practices (source code version control, validation, deployment, maintaining database applications, etc.).
Experience with DICOM, HL7, FIHR, JSON or XML data formats.
Experience with Jupyter or other data science notebooks.
Experience with relational or non-relational database types such as SQL, Key-Value, Graph, etc.
Experience with formal software engineering practices (source code version control, validation, deployment, maintaining database applications, etc.)
Experience with the development and deployment of deep learning, NLP, or artificial intelligence assets.
Experience with healthcare and/or clinical data; knowledge of hospital operations and clinical procedures.
Understanding of HIPAA regulations and/or Human Subjects regulations for clinical research.
Experience with developing/managing IT applications and systems in a healthcare setting.
Experience with requirements gathering and analysis, including direct work with end users or customers
Experience with medical ontologies like SnoMed, ICD-9/10, or CPT.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to speak or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to write, finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Ability to work in an academic environment with multiple priorities and many interested users.
Responsiveness to queries from uses and deadlines is required.
May require occasional participation in on-call rotation for application/system support.
Requires the ability to occasionally travel to off-site locations, including Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center, Northwest Hospital, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Interaction with Radiology clinical team members will be required.
Ability to communicate clearly in English, both verbally and in writing
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