IT Applications Specialist
Clinical Research Management - Frederick, MD

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Growing and well-respected biomedical (clinical, basic and applied) research firm has openings at USAMRIID . If you are passionate about research, and are looking for a firm that shares your passion, and provides competitive salaries with a strong benefits package, join the ClinicalRM team.

We are currently seeking a IT Applications Specialist for the Frederick, MD area.

  • The position of IT Application Specialist is the technical expert responsible for sustaining and developing the IT Portfolio, using ISO approved application development tools. The successful candidate will perform the following specific tasks:
  • Serve as the Primary or Secondary Application Specialist on one or more systems in the IT Portfolio. Each system may be supported by more than one Application Specialist.
  • Utilize techniques in Systems Analysis, Data Modeling, Process Modeling, System Design, System Construction, Application Architecture, Database Design, Input & Output Design, User-Interface Design, and Object-Oriented program to sustain and develop systems in the IT Portfolio
  • Sustain existing systems in the IT Portfolio. Sustainment is the ongoing maintenance of a system after it has been in operation, including system improvements. Sustainment activities shall include many of the following: updating user accounts, maintaining software libraries, correcting errors (bugs), unit testing, system testing, providing version control, updating documentation, end-user training, end-user assistance, producing reports, data mining, transferring data sets, system enhancement, system reengineering, and system decommission.
  • Utilize techniques in Evolutionary Prototyping to develop systems for the IT Portfolio. Evolutionary Prototyping involves building robust prototypes in a structured manner for deployment. As new requirements emerge, the previous prototype is refined and expanded to fulfill the new requirements.
  • Provide end-user training and training documentation for IT Systems.
  • Be onsite and available during typical USAMRIID workday (0745-1630), unless adjustments are approved in writing by the COTR. The Application Specialist shall ensure that all leave is recorded in the ISO Division Calendar. The Application Specialist shall enter all customer appointments in their electronic calendar, and the ability to view this calendar should be available to the manager. USAMRIID currently provides Microsoft Outlook as the tool to meet this requirement.
  • Ensure that their assigned systems within the IT Portfolio meet AR 25-2 and any associated Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG). AR 25-2 can be found at
  • Work with the manager to define sustainment and development tasks required for each system in the IT Portfolio. Each Application Specialist shall to log each task into a USAMRIID-supplied project tracking tool. Each Application Specialist shall provide a weekly status of each task via the project tracking tool. Without manager approval, work cannot begin on any task.
  • Attend ISO Developer Meeting, as convened, usually weekly. The Application Specialist shall attend meetings that concern systems assigned to them in the IT Portfolio. The Application Specialist shall make the manager aware of any scheduled meetings concerning each system. The Application Specialist shall brief the manager immediately of any events that will result in the modification of the approved tasks.
  • Be proficient in the software tools utilized for each system that they are assigned in the IT Portfolio. Depending on the system these software tools can include Oracle Database, Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, Oracle Discoverer, FileMaker, Cold Fusion, Microsoft Office & Developer Tools, SharePoint, TOAD, Java, UNIX and Linux.
  • Register in the Training and Certification Tracking System and become a member of the Information Assurance Workforce. Application Specialists that maintain admin accounts on IT Portfolio systems will be rated as IA Technical Level I. Application Specialists shall obtain a Professional Certificate within their area of expertise within two years of duty appointment.
  • Work on teams supporting IT Portfolio systems. The teams can consist of Civilians, Military, and Contractors. Contractors may be supplied by multiple vendors. All work provided by the contractor is the property of USAMRIID and the United States Government.
  • Use Government-Furnished Equipment and follow all regulations and polices required by USAMRIID, including but not limited to Acceptable Use Policies, Wireless Policies, and Road Warrior Computer Systems.
  • Prepare briefings and demonstrations for senior management for systems that they are assigned in the IT Portfolio.
  • Ensure the Institute data is protected in accordance with Personal Identifiable Information (PII) polices and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.
  • Comply with 21 CFR Part 11 (Electronic Records; Electronic Signatures) when assigned IT Portfolio systems that support clinical trial submissions to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Store electronic requirements documents, interface control documents, and other application documents, as specified by the manager, in USAMRIID’s document management system
  • Use Project Tracking System for IT project definition, milestone tracking and hours worked on IT systems.
  • Maintain a safe workplace ensuring that he/she is aware of and observes appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations. Employee is required to attend safety training relative to his/her position and report any infractions of safety procedures to the facility Safety Officer.
  • Performs light duties and other related duties as required and assigned.
  • 3-5 years of related information technology (IT) experience
  • Application Specialist personnel will be required to complete either Security+ or Computing Environment Certification in their area of specialty. This requirement is in-place to ensure that they are categorized as an Information Assurance Technical Level II.
  • Microsoft Software Development Certification is required.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Ability to perform independently with minimal direction
  • Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training
  • CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT: Applicants will be subject to a National Agency Check and Local Agency Check (NACLAC).

Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Candidates for positions under ClinicalRM’s contracts with the Department of Defense (DoD) will be required to pass one or more background/security investigations conducted by the DoD, U.S. Army, or other Federal Government agency. Such investigations may include criminal records and credit history checks.

ClinicalRM is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer

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ClinicalRM is a Contract Research Organization supporting government and commercial clinical research for biologics, drugs, and devices.