Durham, North Carolina

School of Medicine:


Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.


Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.


Position Summary:


Analyze research needs to determine feasibility of adapting manual procedures to computer applications; design, coordinate, and help to develop, modify, and maintain computer systems required to enhance clinical care and research.

Work Performed:

Specify, write, modify, maintain, and validate computer programs

  • Review programming specifications (or CPM SAP) to ensure accuracy.
  • Write programming specifications (or CPM SAP) as required.
  • Write programs to support research needs.
  • Validate computer applications to ensure that they are correct.
  • Ensure programming SOP or guidance compliance, as applicable.


Project management and documentation

  • Lead programming projects and coordinate statistical programming effort of others.
  • Provide work status updates to supervisor.
  • Estimate time required to complete various tasks for budgeting and forecasting.
  • Attend and contribute to team meetings as required.
  • Follow documentation SOP and guidance requirements as applicable.
  • Maintain statistical documentation and/or eTMF

Apply and share new techniques to increase efficiencies

  • Assist management in improvements to departmental infrastructure helping to implement process (e.g., SOP) and technology enhancements (e.g., new applications).
  • Mentor Analyst Programmer I and II staff as needed.
  • Educate others in formal and informal settings.
  • Help with risk assessment and quality improvement activities by participating in QSD review and revision as well as root cause analysis work.

Other Duties: 

  • Attend departmental meetings
  • Perform other duties related to the work described herein


Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:

  • Exhibit excellent communication and collaborative team skills.
  • Analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of SAS or R software.
  • Working knowledge of Python, Microsoft Visual Basic and Linux operating system preferred.
  • Must have working knowledge of clinical trials or clinical research. For clinical trials, knowledge of CDISC is strongly preferred.



Minimum Qualifications




Work requires Bachelors degree in mathematics or computer science or a computerrelated field or equivalent coursework or technical training.



Work requires four years of progressive programming experience which OR ANY OTHER EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE. includes experience as a member of a development team implementing a major system and experience in a supervisory capacity.


Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Durham, North Carolina

As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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