Clinical Data Engineer

Rockville, Maryland
Jun 16, 2022
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

Medical Science & Computing, Inc. is searching for a Clinical Data Engineer with focus on Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) processes and business layer communications between software front-end and back-end. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with varied clinical data using Python, and client APIs. The data engineer will develop solutions to be used alongside a highly customized LabKey environment at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) in the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC and it is on-site at NIH in Rockville, MD.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • The role will be responsible for developing and extending a clinical data repository and will entail:

    • Creating clinical data pipelines to import data from external systems via data staging servers and ETL processes
    • Understanding requirements for a clinical data repository and developing pipelines to transform, import, and export data from/to multiple sources
    • Architecting data structures to be amenable to user requirements
    • Using APIs provided by off-the-shelf products to generate reports or present data to user interfaces
    • Experiment with new technologies and systems and prototype solutions for potential integration into existing infrastructure
    • Working within the developer team to share knowledge, collaboratively developing best practices
    • Working with Stakeholders, Users, and Project Managers to meet NIH Project Goals and Milestones
    • Administering the LabKey and data staging systems, including management of deployments and configuration changes
    • Communicating and working within a multi-disciplinary team of developers, analysts, and scientific subject matter experts




Position Qualifications



B.S. or higher in computer science or related field




  • Experience with pipelines and biomedical data workflow management systems (such as airflow, LONI, others)
  • 3+ years of experience with Python development
  • Experience with Extract-Transform-Load of data in a bioinformatics, biomedical, or clinical field
  • 3+ years of experience working with APIs, integrating with external web services (REST, XML, JSON) or third-party tools
  • 2+ years of experience with Git and code deployments to multiple environments and involving contributions of multiple team members
  • Development of reports and dashboards through SQL queries
  • Demonstrated experience extending the functionality of existing software; ability to learn an existing body of code and extend it
  • Developing code in an agile development team, documenting code and tracking tasks
  • Experience with Linux/Unix shell scripting




  • Experience developing solutions for Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
  • Experience with biospecimen repositories such as BSI
  • Experience interacting with clinical data management systems and warehouses or REDCap
  • Experience communicating with end users on software development projects
  • Experience reviewing and editing PERL and Java
  • Understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle and exposure to Agile or iterative software design practices
  • Other duties as required
Company Description

Dovel Technologies and its Family of Companies (Medical Science & Computing and Ace Info Solutions) was acquired in October 2021.


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