Oregon Health & Science University

Research Application Analyst (RS Systems/Applications Analyst 2)

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Knight Cancer Institute
Salary Range
Range minimum: $70,096/yr. Starting salary will be determined based on education, experience, and internal equity at time of offer.
Monday - Friday, eligible for telework
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, known as one of the pioneers in personalized cancer medicine, is an international leader in research and cancer treatment. Driven by its mission to end cancer as we know it, the institute is building upon its expertise in targeted treatments to advance the early detection of cancer when the disease is most treatable.


We are seeking a Research Application Analyst for the Knight Cancer Institute Data Management Systems (DMS) responsible for the transfer, processing, storage, maintenance, visualization, querying, and documentation of data within the Knight DMS. The Knight DMS supports key Knight initiatives and programs such as Precision Oncology, the SMMART (Serial Measurements of Molecular and Architectural Responses to Therapy) Clinical Trials platform, and the Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care. 


This classification works independently and/or in conjunction with others.

Function/Duties of Position

Under minimal supervision, primary responsibilities include: 

  • Collaborating with research teams to define and document data requirements
  • Collaborating with database engineers for data integration and data processes
  • Developing, implementing, maintaining, and documenting source to target mappings, ETLs, and data workflows
  • Quality control of data and processes
  • Assisting with visualization and report generation for tumor boards, research teams, and progress and/or metric reports
  • Processing data query requests

OHSU is committed to leading the development of next-generation patient care through discoveries made by data analytics, enabled by values of open access data, collaborative team science, and professional engineering methodologies.  You are:

  • committed to both patient care and transparent sharing of information,
  • enthusiastic about working in a team committed to practical problem-solving,
  • an organized self-starter who enjoys creative freedom in solving both organizational and technical challenges.

Given this position's responsibilities, it is eligible for telework and can be done 100% remotely within the United States.

Required Qualifications

Education and experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with major courses in biology, computer science, information technology, or other relevant field AND 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with SQL development
  • Experience using, deploying, and/or supporting  scientific data-management software systems, such as LabKey, OpenSpecimen, LabVantage, REDCap
  • Experience in deploying and supporting software applications and databases, either commercial or open-source
  • Experience working with software and software support vendors
  • Experience in enterprise-level systems integration
  • Experience reading and creating HTML files 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Critical thinker, with willingness and ability to learn new subject areas
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and organizational skills, both written and verbal 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree with major courses in biology, computer science, information technology, or other relevant field AND 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with relational databases including conceptual modeling
  • Experience in professional software development techniques such as bug and issue tracking systems, use of distributed source code management systems, writing unit tests
  • Experience programming, preferably in Python, R, JavaScript, and/or HTML
  • Experience with Tableau
  • Experience developing requirements for interfacing software applications

Additional Details

As of Oct. 18, 2021, all OHSU employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated means you have received both doses of a two-dose, or one dose of a single-dose, FDA- or WHO-authorized COVID-19 vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since your final dose of COVID-19 vaccine. If you apply for and are offered a position, you must be fully vaccinated prior to starting work. 


If the position you are offered does not require direct, in-person patient care contact, you may request an exception to the vaccine policy for medical or religious reasons. OHSU uses very narrow criteria under the law to allow an exception and very few requests are being approved. 



All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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