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From: elein <elein(at)varlena(dot)com>
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Subject: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Date: 2007-01-22 23:33:51
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Job Title: Systems Administrator III, JB-20648

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an 
independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and 
advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially 
fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in 
bone-marrow transplantation, the Center!Gs four scientific divisions collaborate 
to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The 
Hutchinson Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the 
University of Washington and Children!Gs Hospital and Regional Medical Center, 
is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in 
the Pacific Northwest. Join us and make a difference.


The incumbent is a detail-minded individual who will manage and deploy a growing 
database of clinical research data -- using heterogeneous data-management 
systems -- and administer the computers on which they reside. The primary 
data-management systems include PostgreSQL and CDSI DataFax in a Unix (Solaris 
and Linux) environment, and they house clinical data from multiple protocols 
with multiple research networks. The data-management systems need to provide 
regular, reliable access to both staff from multiple groups and outside 

The incumbent will administer and develop a PostgreSQL relational database for 
the curation and analysis of clinical research data, and administer SCHARP's 
DataFax clinical data management system. Some light Unix system administration 
(Solaris and Linux) and authoring of database tools is also expected.

Major Duties

-- Installation, administration, and data-management of a PostgreSQL database. 
This includes data modeling and database/table creation, troubleshooting, 
testing, validation, system administration and software updates.

-- Technical administration of the CDSI DataFax clinical data management system, 
including troubleshooting, testing, validation, system administration, software 
patches/upgrades, and user support.

-- Extend SCHARP's nascent PostgreSQL installation across multiple functional 
groups, to be used as a repository of clinical and lab data for multiple 
research protocols. This includes testing and validation of data-management 
processes and managing multiple users with varying access requirements.

-- Act as a central point of contact for data-management issues and liaison with 
different departments as part of the PostgreSQL rollout, to determine needs and 
reconcile incompatible requests.

-- When necessary, Unix system/network administration at the infrastructure 
level, and developing data-management tools, both within PostgreSQL and in Perl 
and/or Java.


At least one of the following is required, although both are desired: 

-- Two years of experience working with and administering a Unix-based 
relational database, preferably PostgreSQL;


-- Two years of experience administering CDSI DataFax software.

All of the following qualifications are required:

-- Experience with data-modeling and the use of relational databases in a 
cross-enterprise environment.
-- Three years of hands-on experience with Unix, including building applications 
from source, preferably in Solaris and Linux.
-- Functional experience with database programming, preferably in Perl and/or 
-- Excellent communication skills.

Desirable Qualifications:

-- Data management in a clinical environment.
-- Programming experience with Perl and/or Java.
-- Experience with SAS.
-- Testing and validation of data-management systems.{
-- Experience with clinical regulatory compliance (e.g., HIPAA, 21 CFR part 11, 
SarbOX, FAA)
-- Experience with research-related standards, including CDISC and MedDRA.
-- Experience with clinical research data, including lab assay and sequence 

How To Apply

To apply for this position, please visit our website at and click 
on the jobs link. This is position number JB-20648

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 
are equal opportunity employers, committed to workforce diversity.


Craig A. Magaret

Statistical Center For HIV/AIDS Research & Prevention
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N., LE-400
P.O. Box 19024
Seattle, Washington, 98109-1024 USA

tel: +1 206 667 7883
fax: +1 206 667 6888

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