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Systems Programmer/Analyst II

Description

Purpose:

The Center for Adolescent Reward, Rhythms, and Sleep (CARRS) combine human and rodent studies to understand the impact of adolescent sleep and circadian rhythm changes on reward circuitry and addiction-related outcomes.  Furthermore, CARRS will use experimental manipulations to realign rhythms and sleep, or prevent the damage induced by sleep deprivation in vulnerable subjects, with the goal of developing therapies that will help prevent the escalation into addiction. The department is looking for a full time Systems Programmer/Analyst II for several interconnected research programs focused on understanding factors that increase the risk of substance use in adolescence. This position will be responsible for overseeing and organizing data management tasks across research programs, developing procedures for data tracking, scoring, and cleaning, managing large relational databases, and developing data reports. The ideal candidate is highly organized, detail-oriented, and possesses the ability to quickly learn and use new programming and data management skills.

 

This position is grant funded.


Responsibilities:
  • Perform oversight and coordination for data management operations across research projects.
  • Set up and manage large relational databases (e.g., in Access).
  • Develop data-entry forms.
  • Design and implement data-tracking systems.
  • Use programming skills to develop and apply data cleaning algorithms.
  • Create reports for quality control and to summarize participant data flow.
  • Create (and routinely update) datasets for statistical analysis.

Qualifications

  • Typically has completed a four-year academic degree including courses in computer programming, systems analysis, system development, or systems engineering OR has acquired Core IT skills and knowledge via practical experience. 
  • Completes on-going training on-the-job, through courses, self-study, certifications and/or advanced degrees to maintain and enhance technical and business capabilities. 
  • Demonstrates thorough understanding of the fundamental tools and concepts of one of the information technology professional disciplines (i.e., Applications, Business Analysis, Customer Service, Data, Networking, Operations, Security, Systems Engineering, etc.) and applies that understanding to make independent practical contributions to IT work within a particular UPMC department or function. 
  • Higher education (Bachelors/Masters) may be required per Grants.
  • Research experienced preferred.
  • Experience with programming (e.g., in MATLAB and/or R) and Microsoft Access is preferred.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34
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