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Database Specialist

Little Rock, Arkansas University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Requisition ID 2018-43136
Category Professional
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Department COM Biomedical Informatics Research
Post End Date 7/9/2018


The Database Specialist supports the expansion and maintenance of the collections of the National Cancer Institute’s The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA). TCIA is a service that de-identifies and hosts a large archive of publicly accessible medical images of cancer. The Database Specialist is involved in maintenance of data collections and use of open-source tools to maintain collection integrity.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
* Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
* Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
* Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
* Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
* Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
* Career Training and Educational Opportunities
* Merchant Discounts
* Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy
Salary offered commensurate with experience.


* Reviews scientific data system submissions and ensures the quality and relevancy to the informatics databases.
* Ensures all submissions are properly formatted and structured and provides fixes as needed.
* Answers user questions via phone and email, responding to users requests promptly, accurately and professionally.
* Tracks requests through department project system tracker and resolves user issues timely, escalating issues if necessary.
* Provides system testing and feedback for system improvements.
* Documents changes and ensures systems function properly.
* Develops, updates and distributes training documentation, tools and resources that accurately identify best practices for using databases and software and ensures documentation is up to date.
* Creates reports for users as needed to progress the research process.
* May perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:
* High School Diploma/GED PLUS seven (7) years of experience in a research, radiological or similar science environment OR Bachelor’s degree PLUS three (3) years of experience in a research, radiological or similar science environment
* Completion of CITI training required within six months of hire
* Experience identifying protected health information and an understanding of HIPAA requirements for de-identifying patient data
* Strong analytical skills
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Ability to write clearly and to edit documents for style and grammar.
* Presentation and public speaking experience
UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

Physical Requirements

Stand: Occasionally
Sit: Frequently
Walk: Occasionally
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Occasionally
Talk: Frequently
Hear: Frequently
Taste or smell: Occasionally
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Office Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: None


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