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Covance is looking for a Data Architect in Princeton, NJ, or Indianapolis, IN. According to the post, “Informatics at Covance is a high profile, high impact team that focuses on creating innovative data-driven solutions to improve the speed, cost and quality of drug development. As a market leader in central laboratory and pre-clinical services and top 5 provider of phase III clinical trial management services, Covance has assembled the most comprehensive investigator and clinical lab database in the pharmaceutical industry, spanning >11,000 protocols, >600 indications, >175,000 unique investigators, and >14 million patient visits over the past 10 years. The role of the informatics team is to lead breakthrough innovations that will unlock the power of this data to help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies bring the miracles of medicine to the people in need faster and more efficiently.”

 

Qualifications for the position include: “BS/MS in computer science, information systems, life sciences, or similar. 4+ years of designing ETL processes, designing data transfer and synchronization schemes, and implementing complex ETL workflows. Solid understanding of operational and dimensional database models, including logical and physical design using SQL Server, Oracle, or similar. Experience in pharmaceutical R&D, clinical development and/or healthcare IT, and working knowledge of standard medical terminologies, coding systems and data standards. Familiarity with NoSQL databases, including Solr, MongoDB, CouchDB, or similar. Familiarity with Hadoop or other distributed data stores and NoSQL databases. Familiarity with semantic web, OWL, RDF.”

 

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