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Sr. Clinical Informatics Lead

Company: Biogen Idec
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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About This Role?

This position will be part of the Data Sciences and Analytics (DSA) team within the Personalized Health Research, Analytics and Solution (PHRAS) group at Biogen and report into the Director, Head of Clinical Informatics and Operations. As part of the team, he/she will be responsible for the development and management of unique, multi-center, large-scale ongoing real world data sets comprising EHR, PRO, imaging, genetic and high dimensional, sensor-based data in neurodegenerative diseases. The successful candidate will be responsible for defining EHR, clinical, payor, and biomarker data standards using industry guidelines and drawing on past experience with managing real world evidence data sets. He/she will play a key role in helping to define the healthcare data standards strategy, its implementation and evolution for the program.

What You'll do

  • Developing and managing the content curation pipeline for the individual data types (EHR, PRO, imaging, genetic, and high-dimensional, sensor-based)
  • Curation of clinical data sets with equal focus on medication data and genomic/biomarker data. Data curation will utilize working knowledge and experience as a pharmacist, laboratory technician, or clinical system programmer/support analyst.
  • Publication of versioned data sets for research use
  • Creating, maintaining, and publishing documentation related to the above
  • Liaising with the information technology groups to enhance and further develop the data collection, management, and distribution infrastructure
  • Supporting ad hoc requests for data mining and analysis to aid hypothesis generation for network participants
  • Creation, analysis and reporting of targeted data sets on an ad hoc basis for operational purposes and to monitor the participant network
  • Conducting directed research in the areas of learning healthcare systems, data privacy, and clinical informatics.


  • Minimum of 7 years direct industry experience in healthcare setting, EHR or clinical systems, or biopharmaceutical companies using healthcare terminology standards and management of multiple terminologies
  • Minimum of 2 years direct industry experience working with high-dimensional, sensor-based data from medical devices and wearables
  • Demonstrated experience and proven successful track record of working with various healthcare terminology and messaging standards, such as ICD-9/ICD-10, SNOMED, LOINC, RxNorm, NDC, CPT, HCPCS, HL-7, FHIR, C-CDA structure
  • Broad working knowledge of typical healthcare IT systems (EHR, PACS, RIS, LIS, billing, ordering, scheduling) clinical data modeling, device data modeling, and biomarkers/genomic data modeling.
  • Proficiency with SQL and HTML. Proficiency in SAS, R or Python preferred
  • Working knowledge of and experience with data management approaches e.g., relational databases, object stores, column stores, triple stores, graph stores, document stores desired
  • Experience working cross-functional groups at the intersection of clinical, psychosocial or imaging data analytics and computational technologies desired
  • Ability to be self-directed at the manager level with skills to influence others who are not direct reports

Education: PharmD, MPH, MS in information sciences or health informatics, or relevant experience in the medical, science or regulatory discipline field.

Additional Information

Why Biogen?

Our mission to find therapies for neurological and rare diseases is a unique focus within our industry and this shared purpose is what connects us as a team. We work together to overcome obstacles and to follow the science. We are resilient as we strive to make an impact on our patients' lives and on changing the course of medicine. Together, we pioneer. Together, we thrive.

Keywords: Biogen Idec, Cambridge , Sr. Clinical Informatics Lead, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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