• Data Support Specialist

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/6/2018 8:47 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    COM Biomedical Informatics Research
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Data Support 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.


    1. Reviews scientific data system submissions and ensures the quality and relevancy to the informatics databases.
    2. Ensures all submissions are properly formatted and structured and provides fixes as needed.
    3. Answers user questions via phone and email, responding to users requests promptly, accurately and professionally.
    4. Tracks requests through department project system tracker and resolves user issues timely, escalating issues if necessary.
    5. Provides system testing and feedback for system improvements.
    6. Documents changes and ensures systems function properly. 
    7. 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.
    8. Creates reports for users as needed to progress the research process.
    9. 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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