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Database Developer, CSM Clinical Research, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 26183

Updated: June 30, 2022

Location: Foothills Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Develop research databases and platforms to support electronic data capture
  • Configure databases and platforms to meet an individual project's requirements (e.g., workflows, reporting requirements, survey dissemination, etc.)
  • Where clients have unique/advanced requirements, research and consult materials/user guides to identify ways and functions to implement the electronic data collection request
  • Provide high quality client support by answering questions through a service desk ticketing system
  • Develop database scripting solutions for routine reporting and metrics
  • Facilitate data extraction transformation and load processes to support application change
  • Manages own time effectively and ensures CRU project managers are kept informed of activities and progress of work
  • Other duties/projects as assigned by the Manager of Technical Solutions and Innovation
  • Maintains data privacy and confidentiality policies at all levels

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • College or University Degree in Computer science, health/life/medical sciences, or Diploma / certificate in Software/Application Development
  • A master's degree is considered an asset
  • Experience with clinical research data platforms is required (REDCap, REDCap Cloud, DFDiscover)
  • 0 to 2 years of experience in administering Database Platforms (MySQL/MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server, SQLite, Oracle, etc. )
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment and make solid recommendations
  • High commitment to quality control, including attention to detail
  • Proven track record of exceptional reliability, high degree of initiative, and ability to multitask
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Experience with Confluence/Jira software an asset
  • Programming software expertise in Python, Javascript, or comparable platforms
  • Experience deploying to NGINX, Apache 2 hosting environments
  • Experience with the GIT and Git Flow Version Control Paradigms
  • Demonstrated strong communication, team and customer service skills, and an ability to exercise judgment within established guidelines
  • Knowledge of University core business systems is desirable

Application Deadline: This position will remain open until filled; however, applicants will be reviewed as they are received.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase I.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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