Database Coordinator

Somerville, Massachusetts, us
Company: Mass General Brigham
Category: Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Published on 2021-06-17 13:30:55


General Summary Overview Statement

Working under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Database Coordinator will perform tasks related to the development, data input and maintenance of specialized databases of patient-specific data, demographics, molecular data and treatment information as well as outcomes. He/she will use these specialized databases to analyze sample inventory with clinical parameters to create specific. The Database Coordinator will also assist in managing, producing reports and the production of manuscripts.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Working with the databases, the incumbent will:

  • Update the database by uploading data (e.g. patient demographics and risk factors, tumor characteristics, pathology results imaging reports and other data points) from hospital systems and the Electronic Health Record as well as integrate with Tumor Metrics Data from TIMC.
  • Review the data additions for quality control.
  • Perform data entry.
  • Learn software as needed for data management and analysis.
  • Review data, conduct some analyses and prepare reports for management (descriptive and statistical).
  • Do literature reviews and compilations.
  • Assist in manuscript writing and submission by preparing materials and drafts.
  • Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, healthcare biology, molecular or basic science, or a related field such as management science preferred.
  • Skills, Abilities, Competencies

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills as well as mathematical abilities.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data to assist in decision making.
  • Some technical understanding including database design, modeling, testing and systems analysis.
  • Must be able to think creatively, often finding multiple solutions to a single problem.
  • Strong PC skills required, knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, Powerpoint and Visio preferred, along with a willingness to learn new software
  • Ability to understand the work environment and competing and shifting priorities in conjunction with developing/meeting project and support goals.
  • Ability to be flexible, versatile and adaptable in day-to-day activities.
  • Must be able to understand instructions and complete tasks both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to interact with people from all organizational levels within the lab, Department, other MGH departments, Partners Information Systems and with vendors.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working Conditions

    Normal office conditions.

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