Primary purpose: Designs, implements, and manages healthcare-related research and quality study databases. Supports data quality assessment and basic analysis of SCCM’s research and quality datasets.
I. Clinical research data management
Develops conceptual designs for planned clinical research and quality database projects in conjunction with principal investigators and SCCM staff.
Creates project-related clinical research forms, provides clinical insights for edits, updates, and maintains project databases.
Assists principal investigators and institutions with training, set-up, testing, and implementation of data collection and with creating and maintaining standard operating procedures. Resolves database technical and clinical research form issues encountered by users.
Supports SCCM Data Science Campaign activities such as development of the clinical data hub and support of volunteer workgroups for activities related to development of common data elements, data harmonization, and standardization.
Helps with planning and implementing research publication needs for the campaign.
II. Clinical data operations and analytics
Supports Discovery Data Coordinating Center activities such as maintaining SCCM data standards and regulatory documentation.
Supports the institutional review board submission process, including protocol development activities for observational research and quality improvement studies and project-related standard operating procedures, FAQs, and other documentation as needed.
Ensures that SCCM’s health data standards and policies are embedded into each project design.
Supports the statistical and analytics team for clinical research data cleaning and aggregation processes.
Identifies the needs of users, controls access permissions and privileges, and monitors user activity and overall security. Monitors performance and manages parameters to ensure system responsiveness. Coordinates system upgrades, corrects system issues, and ensures data protection/recovery with the database management system vendor.
Develops designs that facilitate both back-end data organization and user-facing accessibility and usability. Develops project-specific procedures to implement and enforce the collection of accurate and usable data.
Clinical background, such as physician, registered nurse, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, or related scientific field preferred
Background in management of research databases for clinical studies and registries
Five years’ experience in clinical research, including quality improvement or research project management, development of grant applications, and skills in data analysis and presentation preferred
Experience with supporting multi-institutional clinical studies preferred
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and familiarity with applications such as REDCap, SAS, SQL, R Studio, or Python
Current knowledge of best practices in clinical research and familiarity with funding agencies such as National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute preferred
There is a generous remote work policy, and employees are only required in the office for meetings as determined by the department director. You must reside in or plan to move to the Chicagoland area.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is the largest multi-professional organization dedicated to ensuring excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care medicine. With 16,000 members in 80 countries, SCCM is the only organization that represents all professional components of the critical care team. The Society offers a variety of activities that promote excellence in patient care, education, research, and advocacy. SCCM has a staff of 80 people based in Mt. Prospect, IL and maintains a budget of $20M.