AGA Job Openings

The following jobs are open at the AGA national office:

Back-End Web Developer

The American Gastroenterological Association seeks an applicant responsible for developing innovative, reusable Web-based tools and iOS applications for our members and their patients. The back-end Web developer works closely with our front-end developer, project managers and design team members to develop specifications and make recommendations on the use of new and emerging technologies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop innovative, reusable Web-based tools and iOS applications for our members and their patients.
  • Work closely with project managers and other members of the Web team to both develop detailed specification documents with clear project deliverables and timelines, and to ensure timely completion of deliverables.
  • Produce project estimates, including expertise required, total number of people required, total number of development hours required, etc.
  • Determine appropriate architecture, and other technical solutions, and make relevant recommendations.
  • Communicate to the project manager with efficiency and accuracy any progress and/or delays. Engage in outside-the-box thinking to provide high value of service.
  • Alert colleagues to emerging technologies or applications and the opportunities to integrate them into operations and activities.
  • Become actively involved in and contribute regularly to the development community for BrowserCMS.

Qualifications:

  • BS in computer science or a related field, or significant equivalent experience.
  • At least 3 years of back-end Web development experience.
  • At least 3 years’ experience at an agency, consultancy or within the Internet division of an organization.
  • Demonstrated experience with Ruby on Rails; experience with the BrowserCMS open-source Ruby on Rails project a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience developing iOS applications.
  • Experience with WordPress, Bootstrap 3 and Foundation v5.
  • Experience with Cold Fusion a plus.
  • Familiarity with source control and other software engineering best practices.
  • Must be available outside of normal business hours to handle occasional website problems.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Self-starter with strong self-management skills.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present ideas in a clear concise manner.
  • Ability to collaborate easily with others.

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Information Technology Vice President

The American Gastroenterological Association seeks a VP of Information Technology to provide vision and leadership in designing, developing and implementing AGA’s information technology, software applications, and IT infrastructure systems. This position requires a combination of exceptional leadership, innovative thinking, management and technical skills. In addition to executive responsibilities the VP will also be hands-on, involved in the daily management of the department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Leading information technology planning; working in a consultative fashion with other departments to understand their needs, make recommendations and manage resource allocation.
  2. Leading the Information Services Department; acting as a bridge between the department and other business units at AGA, balancing the technology needs of various stakeholders.
  3. Identifying emerging technologies relevant to AGA’s strategic plan.
  4. Conducting requirements analyses that clarify user needs and translate the needs into technical specifications.
  5. Recommending information technology best practices and standards.
  6. Establishing criteria for performance, security, customer service and for implementing mechanisms to monitor effectiveness as well as compliance with the System Security Plan.
  7. Ensuring customer satisfaction in the use of AGA’s information technology.
  8. Planning and overseeing implementation of major technology initiatives; serving as project manager.
  9. Ensuring that mission-critical technology information systems and processes are documented.
  10. Designing training and appropriate interventions to enable staff to take full advantage of AGA’s information technology.

Qualifications:

  1. BS in related field and at least 10 years of experience in the information services/ technology arena. MS degree a plus.
  2. At least five years management and strategic experience in this field.
  3. Experience in managing cross-functional teams or projects, and influencing senior level management and key stakeholders.
  4. Strong sense of customer service and the ability to promote dialogue and build consensus.
  5. Ability to manage cultural and business process change.
  6. Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively explain both technology and policy without alienating the audience.
  7. Experience working in or with associations.
  8. Working knowledge of key systems including association management software, website.
  9. Background sufficient to understand relevant technologies and issues involved with projects, to anticipate and identify critical technical obstacles, and to make accurate technology decisions.
  10. Understanding of data standards and security.
  11. Ability to use technical project management tools and to implement and delegate appropriately.
  12. Ability to think independently and to solicit a wide variety of input.

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Regulatory Registry Manager

The American Gastroenterological Association is seeking a candidate responsible for managing the AGA Registry regulatory, start-up and maintenance activities in accordance with applicable local and/or international regulations, standard operating procedures (SOPs), project requirements and contractual/budgetary guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Under supervision of the Director of Registry Development and Integrity, serve as point of contact in assigned registry studies for investigative sites to address the various concerns of the investigative sites, which may include, but are not limited to questions on training, site qualification, regulatory issues.
  2. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of applicable clinical research regulatory requirements.
  3. Perform regulatory, start-up and maintenance activities according to applicable regulations, SOPs and work instructions. Distribute completed documents (i.e. protocol, Informed consent forms, IRB paperwork) to sites and Director of Registry Development and Integrity.
  4. Perform Quality Control (QC) review of regulatory and submission documentation.
  5. Review data for accuracy and completeness.
  6. Prepare site regulatory documents, reviewing for completeness and accuracy.
  7. Review and provide feedback to the Director of Registry Development and Integrity on pre-determined site performance metrics.
  8. Work with the Director of Registry Development and Integrity to develop and manage timelines for the registries.
  9. Ensure monitoring measures are in place for registries and implement contingency plan as needed. Maintain up-to-date tracking of registry project specifics.
  10. Track completion of regulatory documents for individual sites.
  11. Review and track the progress of documents through the approval and execution process.
  12. Participate in feasibility and/or site identification activities, as appropriate.
  13. Provide technical support to the Registry Oversight Subcommittee (ROS), registry Data Safety Monitoring Boards (DSMB), publication subcommittees and other registry oversight bodies, as needed.
  14. Coordinate with AGA’s Public Policy Department on key policy issues, as appropriate.
  15. Attend local meetings/conference/workshops that support the work of this position, as appropriate.
  16. Schedule conference calls/meetings and coordinate logistics (e.g. agenda’s, meeting/call minutes), as appropriate.
  17. Perform document editing, formatting and grammar checks on regulatory documentation.
  18. Provide technical and administrative support to the Director of Registry Development and Integrity.
  19. Work as a team member within the organization to facilitate mutual respect and positive working relationships with other staff, vendors/contractors and association members.
  20. Maintain a positive attitude and professional work ethic.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor of Science preferred, Bachelor of Arts accepted
  2. Proficiency with MS Office suite required
  3. Minimum of (3–5) years of progressively responsible work experience with at least three (3) years in document quality control and/or clinical research
  4. Attention to detail
  5. Excellent organizational skills
  6. Ability to multi-task
  7. Database maintenance, development, proficiency with MS Excel, Access or other similar database
  8. Knowledge and ability to apply GCP/ICH and FDA regulatory guidelines
  9. Exceptional oral and written communication skills

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Data Manager

The American Gastroenterological Association seeks a candidate responsible for collecting and overseeing the collection of data and works closely with departments to obtain the relevant data.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitors database systems to ensure the functionality of the database and the availability of system data. Identifies actual and potential database problems and recommends and/or implements timely solutions.
    • Corporate Database — responsible for the routine maintenance and integrity of the database; writes reports and queries; researches departmental needs and suggest best practices; documents standard operating procedures related data management; serves as a staff liaison to the vendor;
    • DDW Data — updates society membership information; imports DDW registration and CME records.
    • Listservs — maintains existing and create new listservs as requested; creates and uploads recipient lists for mass email communications
  • Takes all actions necessary to ensure that data is “clean” — duplications are eliminated, addresses are valid, zip+4 is correct, email addresses are legal, data adheres to standards.
  • Assists Information Services personnel and software/hardware vendors to install, maintain and support software. Aids in problem identification and resolution. Makes recommendations to management on database software/hardware acquisitions and/or upgrades. Provides guidance and recommendations involving program modifications or upgrades that interface with database software as needed.
  • Participates in the preparation and presentation of training materials that provide appropriate educational instruction to staff in the use and capabilities of database systems and related software tools.
  • Assists staff in creating complex data queries and analyzing queries for efficient database access.
  • Interacts with all levels of staff in a way that promotes respect, encourages cooperation and contributes to excellent performance. Communicates accurate information to all personnel in a professional and courteous manner that conveys a willingness to assist. Accepts direction and feedback from supervisors and follows through appropriately. Accepts responsibility for mistakes and takes action to prevent similar occurrences. Uses appropriate established channels of communication.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of data collection, storage, and maintenance concepts.
  • Database organization, design, and maintenance skills
  • Strong SQL, .NET and Visual Studios skills.
  • Project coordination skills.
  • Research skills.
  • Ability to use Excel and Access.
  • Ability to troubleshoot database programs.

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