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Metadata Analyst

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Job ID: 2307578
Location: REMOTE WORK, TX, United States
Date Posted: Jun 1, 2023
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Info Architect
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is currently looking for a Metadata Analyst to join a growing team within our Healthcare portfolio. 


Job Description:

Support the collection, analysis, harmonization, and registration of metadata into the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Cancer Data Standards Repository (caDSR), an ISO/IEC 11179 metadata registry. Develop common data elements (CDEs) and standards supporting electronic case report forms used by commercial clinical trials data collection applications. Support development of business rules, and best practices for metadata curation, including managing review and approval through a consensus process with work groups of cancer researchers. Requires ability to work with experts in medical terminology, health data standards (FDA, HL7, CDC, CDISC), and clinical data management, as well as database designers. May also involve support for the development of data standards for NCI cancer research (clinical trials and bioinformatics) by participation in workgroup meetings on standards development and data harmonization.
Manages assigned task, activities, or portions of a project. Plans, coordinates, and manages all aspects of small to medium information technology projects. Prepares and presents status on project schedule, project costs, project deliverables, project risks, and risk containment strategies. Provides management support to team members and client staff.
The project is headquartered at the SAIC office in Reston, VA. This position is fully remote. 


Required Education and Experience: 

  • Must have a Bachelors degree and 3+ years of experience. May consider an additional 4 years of experience in lieu of a degree. 
  • Prefer 6+ years of experience within the Health Data field. 
  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a Public Trust 
  •  Prefer education or experience in medical or health-related field.
  • Data analysis experience in a health-related, medical research, or life science field.
  • Experience in one or more of the following: systems analysis, data integration, conceptual data modeling or metadata creation.
  • Strong written, verbal, listening and communication skills.
  • Ability to perform detailed analysis of information requirements and to assist users and other stakeholders to identify and clarify data definitions and business rules.
  • Understanding of enterprise information management principles.
    Desired Skills:
    Knowledge and understanding of the fields of health care, clinical trials, medical research, and/or bioinformatics.
    Knowledge of metadata standards, health data standards and data governance.
    Knowledge of medical terminology, classification systems, taxonomies, and coding schemes.
    Understanding of commercial clinical trials management tools such as Medidata Rave, C3D, OnCore or Velos.
    Group facilitation skills including negotiation and consensus building 

Target salary range: $75,001 - $100,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

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