This is a new position with Dr. David W. Haas' research team, which uses available data from clinical trials and cohorts to understand how human genetics affect how people respond to HIV and tuberculosis medications. In this position, the Associate Application Developer will collaborate on new and ongoing research projects. Tasks will primarily involve extracting key data elements from various clinical trials and cohort databases, understanding complexities of each variable based on review of case report forms and data dictionaries, and assembling variables into formats suitable for genetic association analyses. This person will also generate descriptive statistics and graphics, and help prepare manuscripts to report results. No knowledge of human genetics is needed.
Develops or modifies software.
Ensures appropriate documentation for all development and modification.
Ensures integrity and security of institutional data.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
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APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT (NOVICE):- Demonstrates the ability to conduct programming to build or enhance simple programs. Has conducted the basic phases of programming including program design, coding from specifications, testing according to test specifications, debugging, and program documentation. In terms of structured programming, if applicable, demonstrated knowledge of the basic coding constructs. Awareness of the importance of proper formatting of source code for its readability and to facilitate maintenance. Effectively incorporates utilities where needed.
APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS):- Has received training and/or has a solid understanding of the standards and procedures required regarding applications development such as basic security considerations, coding, development and design guidelines and methodologies, etc. Adheres to the established standards, procedures, guidelines and methodologies within the work area.
APPLICATIONS SYSTEM DESIGN - (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS):- Has knowledge of or light exposure to basic systems design tasks such as designing system architecture and flow, preparing functional design and file specifications, designing new documents, screens and reports, preparing program requirements and specifications, and preparing implementation and testing plans. Worked with transaction, object oriented, graphical user interface and other concepts and architectures. In terms of structured systems design, if applicable, has had classroom training or independent study in principles of structured design. Has an understanding of concepts such as cohesion, coupling, data flow graphics, etc.
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