[Pdx-pm] PostgreSQL Job

David Wheeler david at kineticode.com
Thu Jan 12 21:40:00 PST 2006

Elein forwarded me this job posting for a PostgreSQL position here in  
Portland. Have at it!


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Feel free to contact me to ask about these folks.
They are doing good work.

elein at varlena.com


Systems Administrator III

An exciting new opportunity has opened at SCHARP, the Statistical  
Center for HIV/AIDS
Research & Prevention!

SCHARP collects, manages, and analyzes data from clinical trials and  
studies dedicated to the elimination of HIV as a threat to human health.
SCHARP provides statistical and data management support for the HIV  
Prevention Trials
Network (HPTN). In addition, SCHARP provides statistical and data  
management as well
as clinical trial operations support for the HIV Vaccine Trials  
Network (HVTN).

Come join our team and make a contribution toward eliminating a major  
cause of suffering

Job Summary

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  
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  
groups and outside collaborators.

Scope of Responsibilities

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


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

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

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

-- Three years of experience working with and administering a Unix- 
basedrelational database, preferably PostgreSQL.
-- Three years of experience administering CDSI DataFax software.

All of the following qualifications are required:

-- Experience with data-modelling and the use of relational databases  
in across-enterprise environment.
-- Three years of hands-on experience with Unix, including  
buildingapplications 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  
-- Experience with clinical research data, including lab assay and  

Please apply online at our website:  www.fhcrc.org

You may also Fax or Mail your information as well, and of course you  
may apply in person.
The address for this position is:
#JB-016797, Human Resources
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
823 Yale Ave N. (J1-105), Seattle, WA 98109.

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5:00.

Fax: (206) 667-4051.
Phone Number: (206) 667-4700
TTY: (206) 667-6861 - for deaf and hard of hearing callers
Web Site: www.fhcrc.org

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

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