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Database Manager

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 08/14/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 10/29/2017
Working Title Database Manager
Job Classification Systems/Programmer II
Department Name 35207G-Med-Div of Infectious Disease
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135312
Hiring Range $26,988.00 - $43,212.00
Position Description

The Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases is seeking a Database Manager to perform professional work in a research support capacity, including obtaining, verifying, preparing for analysis, and de-identifying confidential electronic health record (EHR) data. The position may also include analysis of bacterial DNA sequence data using existing pipelines. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are necessary for interactions with a multidisciplinary research team. Flexibility and the ability to learn new skills quickly are necessary.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science with two years of experience; Master’s Degree desirable.
Knowledge of and experience with data collection, manipulation of large datasets, and medical coding (e.g.:, CPT codes) is desired. Experience with database systems, Unix and in writing code (e.g., Perl, Python) are required, as are meticulous record keeping and strong organizational skills. Experience with EHR data systems, such as Epic, Cerner/PowerChart, and/or MARS are also required.

Required Licenses/Certifications


Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience with Databases and SQL?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please explain any experience you have with database development and management.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  5. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents