WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Data Technician

Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/28/2018 3:22 PM)
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Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is seeking a Data Technician within the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.  The Data Technician will be expected to support the information needs of the growing medical school. This will include developing, implementing, querying, and maintaining several databases of variable degree of complexity. Databases may include those needed for surveys, student projects, publicly available, and for research.


  • Assists the Database Specialist in specific projects, and is also responsible for the execution of an assigned portfolio of projects
  • Provide support to faculty, residents, students, and staff in the use of WMed databases, working with IT to provide technical assistance and troubleshooting
  • Monitor and maintain integrity of database(s) through regular quality checks and enforcement of WMed policies regarding database management
  • Provide faculty and staff with necessary training to input and extract data
  • Monitor access to and security of database(s)
  • Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions
  • Design and prepare various query-based reports as required
  • Availability to work occasionally overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly in Excel, Access, and Word
  • Familiarity with relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) and Standard Query Language (SQL)
  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Associate Degree preferred.
  • Working knowledge of low-to-mid complexity REDCap databases (design, implementation, querying, reporting)
  • Related experience and/or certifications are desired

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University, and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. Planning for the new medical school began in 2008 and WMed was granted provisional accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and candidate status by the Higher Learning Commission in 2016.  The school, which welcomed its inaugural class in August 2014, is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenue, research activity, tuition from students, and endowment income. The home of the new medical school includes the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Clinics, a modern 60,000-square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus, and a 350,000-square foot educational building in downtown Kalamazoo located on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus. The building, donated by MPI Research, underwent a $68 million renovation and expansion project, including a 24,000 state-of-the-art Simulation Center. In 2016, an additional $10 million expansion created two floors supporting clinical and laboratory research, and the medical school acquired the Innovation Center, a 69,000-square foot, purpose-built incubator and co-working space, located on the Parkview Campus.


There are more than 200 residents and fellows in nine residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for continuing medical education.


Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. At the other end of the educational continuum, the Kalamazoo Ready 4s program ensures that every 4-year-old in Kalamazoo County has the opportunity to attend a high-quality pre-kindergarten program, regardless of ability to pay. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.

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