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Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) plays an integral role in the success of Michigan Medicine by providing clinicians, educators, researchers, students, and staff with exceptional technology-related information, products, services, and support. HITS also provides institutional expertise related to IT strategy, security, infrastructure, and resource management.
Research Applications and Advanced Computing (RAAC) focuses on cultivating deep understanding of the Michigan Medicine research enterprise. We work directly with researchers to provide them with or direct them to the significant information technology and services across the university that enable their research. RAAC also staffs three key research programs – the Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS) Program, the Biospecimen Management Program and the MiChart Research Program. The CTMS program is a key enabler of the Michigan Medicine Office of Research’s Clinical Trials Transformation initiative.
We are seeking an intermediate level candidate for a Business Analyst position within the OnCore Clinical Trials Management System team. Working with a multidisciplinary matrixed team and with targeted direction, you will help develop work processes centered on the use of the OnCore CTMS, prototype those processes with end-users, create documentation for support staff and training staff, and undertake iterative cycles of process improvement to keep the processes and documentation fresh and current. Initially, the focus will be report writing in the OnCore environment.
Key aspects of this position are:
Coordinate with and assist senior analysts in guiding the CTMS project team and CTMS users through scope definition, business workflow and technical requirements definition
Collaborate with Senior Level Business Systems Analysts
Maintain documentation related to the CTMS
Work closely with users to guide them through use of the CTMS, and improve workflow and support processes
Support the report writing processes, aid in the development of reports, develop requirements for reports, validate the accuracy of reports under development and update/maintain project plans related to report development
Participate in system planning activities with project management, testing, support, training and technical teams to meet project goals
To be successful in this role you will:
Work to learn and understand most phases of systems analysis while considering the business implications of the processes to the current and future IT/IS business environment.
Understand IT/IS concepts and structures in order to build and maintain effective and efficient IT/IS processes in the supporting tools.
Possess good written and oral communications skills
Learn and demonstrate strong business analysis skills including interviewing, group facilitation, requirements gathering at the Business, User, and Functional level, development of Use Cases, and logical data modeling
Quickly become an expert in the use of OnCore, develop familiarity with a variety of research systems and their data models, and build deep domain knowledge in the fields of research administration, clinical research, and the administration of clinical trials
Demonstrate the ability to learn strong problem solving skills that lead to solutions based on findings and system capabilities
Work effectively with key end users and senior analysts to develop and prioritize business cases for potential enhancements to the CTMS and other research workflow projects
Work with our team in a dynamic collaborative environment
Apply technical skills to assist in the development of reports
Works independently or in partnership with other team members to gather requirements from key stakeholders for various business processes related to clinical trials management
Identifies, develops and documents solutions for implementing these requirements in the OnCore CTMS, facilitating the process of choosing between the available options
Creates and manages end-user documentation and User Acceptance Testing instruments in partnership with the OnCore trainers
Depending on skills and interest, performs background analysis as needed to assist with general project management
Serves as key member of the OnCore Support team
Serves as System Subject Matter Expert to implementation team and end-users
Participates in System Upgrades User-Acceptance-Testing
A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or a related field, and 2-3+ years’ relevant experience; or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
Demonstrated ability to work with some level of independence and to take initiative while remaining a strong team player
Ability to learn strategic and conceptual analytical thinking and decision-making skills, as well as adaptability and flexibility, including the ability to manage under deadline pressure, ambiguity, and change.
Basic technical background/knowledge and good people skills and verbal/written communication skills.
Basic understanding of project management and business systems analysis methodologies/best practices.
Basic understanding of delivery and support of enterprise class systems and support of the end-user community.
Working knowledge of clinical research and the clinical trial lifecycle.
Good people skills and verbal/written communication skills
Master's degree in Health Informatics or related field
Domain expertise in the field of research IT, research informatics, healthcare informatics, bioinformatics, or life science computing
Three to five years supporting major life science information systems, healthcare, pharmaceutical, or other projects in regulated environments
Experience with a Clinical Trials Management System or a Clinical Data Management System
Experience with Tableau, Crystal Reports, Jaspersoft or other dashboarding or reporting environments
Rewards & Benefits
Michigan Medicine at The University of Michigan is a world-class clinical care, education and research institution. Innovations and discoveries made here positively impact patient populations around the world.
We seek to attract the leaders and best candidates to drive towards a brighter future. We provide a total rewards program that emphasizes continuous learning and development, an inspiring, safe and satisfying work environment, competitive compensation programs and flexible, substantive benefits – all to help give you the tools for personal growth and business success.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For..." survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.