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Research Solutions Architect
Ref No.: 18-18370
Location: San Francisco, California
The Research Solutions Architect, Clinical Solutions, has the overall responsibility for design and planning for complex, integrated or interoperated care delivery workflows. The incumbent will be responsible for defining application solutions for the clinical research areas of Health's operations and the CTSI Informatics and Research Innovation (IRI) Program. The incumbent will foster and guide IT-enabled transformation initiatives to ensure application/data integrity while incorporating leading edge technology/functionality to support the organization.
of time
Essential Function (Yes/No)
Key Responsibilities
(To be completed by Supervisor)


Plans, implements and supports clinical software, hardware, operating systems and / or distributed clinical information systems of moderate to significant scope and complexity in support of clinical and translational research.


Contributes to the development of new research projects at all levels of scope and complexity. Performs systems analysis, planning and preparation, coding, testing, implementation and client / vendor coordination.


Collaborates with key clinical users on complex projects to modify workflow due to research implementations. Plans and develops improvements in functionality and efficiency of research implementations.


Applies clinical applications expertise and experience to advise, guide, and influence research partners on the development of strategic plans, objectives, state-of-the-art advances in clinical applications, vendor coordination, and the latest industry developments.


Estimates project time requirements, addresses gaps, participates in feasibility assessments. Prioritizes and manages multiple research projects simultaneously, ensuring timely delivery
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Req / Pref
Detail oriented, with proven organizational skills and the ability to effectively manage time, prioritize tasks, and see projects through to completion on deadline. Required
Thorough knowledge of the processes and procedures related to healthcare research. Hands on experience with research interventions, IRB, informed consent, randomization, and grant applications / proposals. Preferred
Thorough knowledge of clinical applications concepts, policies, and practices, including planning, design, development, testing, integrations of software and systems, programming, and training and support methodologies. Required
Excellent analytical and critical-thinking skills, to quickly troubleshoot problems, and develop and apply analytics to identify and implement successful solutions. Required
Excellent communications skills to convey complex information clearly and concisely to all levels of staff and management, with the ability to motivate, influence, and persuade others, and cultivate a strong commitment to efficiency, functionality, and quality customer service. Required
Thorough knowledge of healthcare information technology, medical terminology and leading clinical information systems. In-depth and comprehensive understanding of clinical applications and integration with clinical processes and workflows. Required
Ability to work with senior staff and managers, serving as a technical resource and providing advice and counsel on issues of functionality, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, policy, and performance. Required
Certifications Req / Pref
Epic Application Certification(s) Required
Demonstrated expertise with Epic Chronicles DBMS and Cache Programming Preferred
Demonstrated expertise with Epic Clarity and SQL Programming Preferred
Demonstrated expertise with analytical programming languages (i.e. R, Python) Preferred