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DOCM Data Analyst (Cancer Center)

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 23, 2024

DOCM Data Analyst (Cancer Center)

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
DOCM Data Analyst (Cancer Center)

Job Profile Title
Data Analyst C

Job Description Summary
Reporting directly to the DOCM Director and Director of the Database and Applications Group (DAG), the DOCM Data Analyst is responsible for researching, interpreting, cleaning, maintaining and analyzing data related to the operations, processes and procedures of clinical research across the ACC. This position is not equivalent to a clinical research study data manager. The DOCM Data Analysts will also be responsible for: Maintaining high quality data across multiple systems, both internal and external; interacting with database development teams to ensure that systems being designed and maintained meet the data needs of the DOCM, thus the appropriate individual must have a strong understanding of database design, data logic and data validation; providing standard and ad hoc reports that require strong QA/QC skills; identifying trends or patterns that result in data quality issues and working with internal and external groups to correct problems; monitor data performance; develop quality control plans to identify improvements; work collaboratively with other IT/IS groups that support the technology needs of the Abramson Cancer Center Department of Operations, Compliance and Monitoring (DOCM); write SOPs and MOPs as needed. In addition, the DOCM Data Analyst will work directly with the NCI to meet all of their data standards and expectations for the ACC core grant.

Job Description

Qualifications: Minimum of a BA/BS in Information Systems/Management, Computer Science or Life Sciences preferred with at least 5 years in technical data management including at least 3 years of directly experience in analytics, working knowledge of how data models and database design impact data quality and reporting is essential, experience mining, preparing and reporting data is required; strong analytical and data logic skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze and disseminate significant amounts of data with strong attention to detail and accuracy is an essential function; adept at queries, reporting and presenting findings; must have exceptional oral and written communications skills; must be able to work under pressure and strict deadlines. Very strong SQL query skills are required. The ideal candidate must be flexible with the ability to shift between projects as needed; must be able to effectively prioritize work and handle backlogs; must exhibit a high level of professionalism, be a strong team player, be able to work collaboratively with many different professional levels and exhibit an understanding of the challenges faced by key persons with whom the DOCM collaborate; and thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Must be able to demonstrate experience getting things done, even when it wasn't in your exact job description, and working effectively across multiple streams. Experience writing technical documents is necessary. Clinical Research experience is a strong plus. This job is not only about your technical skills; it's about how you lend your positivity and presence, combined with your skill set to an energized environment and highly collaborative team. This job description is not intended to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

All candidates selected for interview are required to take a SQL and data logic proficiency test.

NOTE: Flexible work arrangements are available, however, qualified candidates are required to commute to Philadelphia multiple times a month to meet job demands. Re-location and/or Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.


Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hybrid Eligible - This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule with a work week divided between working onsite and working remotely.

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$51,824.00 - $79,920.00 Annual Rate
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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