Data Scientist, CGHPI - Georgetown University Medical Center
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The Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) supports domestic public health jurisdictions and countries to implement and provide technical assistance around the implementation of data management systems. Globally these systems include domestic HIV/STI surveillance platforms in addition to global DHIS2 platforms.
The Data Scientist will lead the coordination and management of CGHPI's domestic and global health programs technical assistance and implementation efforts related to data collection, data quality assurance, data integration and strategic information systems management. The Data Scientist will support the data integration of person based-data collection components of domestic HIV surveillance activities and global program interventions and assist in providing technical assistance on analysis efforts that support the programs performance and outcomes efforts for both domestic and global projects. Additionally, the Data Scientist will specifically support the provision of data integration and data systems development TA to domestic public health jurisdictions and global country teams and implementing partners.
This position will be responsible for providing routine support to CGHPI programs for implementing and managing health information systems with an emphasis on assessing and creating pathways for the collection and management of program-wide data. This individual will support and work collaboratively with domestic and country teams to review and design appropriate, high quality, health information systems and electronic solutions that aid data collection, data storage, data integration, analysis, interoperability and visualization. Work Interactions The Data Scientist will report to the Data Science Team Lead, and will work with other members of the CGHPI team, including the Center Co-Director, Executive Director, Principal Investigators, Field Project Directors, Technical Project Managers, Program Quality Improvement, and other Program, and Center Staff.
Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide technical assistance for domestic public health jurisdictions on HIV/STI surveillance systems around data synchronization and data linkage efforts
Provide technical support for field offices Health Information Systems and link with other data systems across several countries
Implement, maintain, customize and manage the center's information system with a focus on data warehousing, quality assurance and visualization. * Support the implementation of quality standards in the design, development, configuration of reports, queries and forms
Ensure overall user security and governance in program information systems
Provide technical assistance to ensure that data management activities are conducted according to several project work-plans in different countries
Ensure the center's in-house data management systems meet project needs and when performance issues arise, identify solutions to increase performance including hardware purchases, server configuration changes, or index/query changes
Ensure there is in place a Disaster Recovery Plan in emergency situations including that database servers are backed up to meet recovery plan objectives
Develop training curriculum and materials to build capacity on data management for field staff
Perform other related duties as assigned
Master's degree required in health informatics, computer science related fields such as public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or bioinformatics.
Minimum experience of 5-7 years working with large health databases include relational databases
Experience working with domestic HIV/STI surveillance systems, with additional experience and understanding of global health information systems such as DHIS2 beneficial
Experience developing, piloting and implementing data reporting tools
Experience in software development and testing
Familiarity with domestic Ryan White Part A and B program and data collection activities C.
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