Health Informatics Research Assistant in Atlanta, Georgia

Morehouse School Of Medicine

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About MSM

Morehouse School of Medicine ( MSM ) is a place of distinction, serving as the nation’s leading academic medical center for vulnerable populations. It’s also a place for passionate individuals looking to join a dedicated community working today to help prepare tomorrow’s leaders.

We exist to:

• Improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities;

• Increase the diversity of the health professional and scientific workforce;

• Address primary health care through programs in education, research and service;

With emphasis on people of color and the under-served urban and rural populations in Georgia, the nation and the world.

At Morehouse School of Medicine, we’re leading the creation and advancement of health equity. You will find a fulfilling career at MSM !

Posting Number NONAC3247

Job Title Health Informatics Research Assistant

Position Title Health Informatics Research Assistant

Position Type Non-Faculty

Number of vacancies 1


Department Cancer Health Equity Institute

Position Summary

The Morehouse School of Medicine is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented Health Informatician to support and assist with electronic medical records (EMRs), electronic health records (EHRs), and medical report data acquisition, clean-up, structuring, and analysis for Precision Medicine Implementation studies in gynecologic cancers. The candidate will play an integral role in assisting other data scientists as well as implementing and maintaining health information systems to ensure seamless and secure access to, and utilization of clinical data. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to collect, clean, and structure real-world data from EMRs, EHRs, and physician reports and will possess an understanding of the specific needs and requirements of the study.


  • Manage and analyze large-scale clinical data sets, ensuring accuracy, consistency, and security.

  • Collaborate with researchers to design and develop biomedical and health informatics solutions and data models that support the objectives of precision medicine studies.

  • Maintain data standards, ontologies, and metadata frameworks in alignment with best practices and regulatory requirements.

  • Extract and structure real-world data from electronic medical records and physician reports for use in the research study.

  • Ensure adherence to data standards, ontologies, and metadata frameworks in alignment with best practices and regulatory requirements.

  • Assist with data visualization and communication of complex data to various stakeholders.

  • Contribute to the drafting of manuscripts, reports, and grants, as well as present findings at scientific meetings and conferences.

  • Monitor emerging technologies and methodologies in health informatics.


  • Clinical Data: Deep understanding of clinical data, including data structures, standards, and ontologies.

  • Health Informatics: Knowledge of health informatics principles and practices, including data extraction, cleaning, structuring, and management.

  • Regulations and Ethics: Familiarity with regulatory and ethical aspects of clinical research, including Good Clinical Practice ( GCP ) guidelines, Institutional Review Board ( IRB ) procedures, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ( HIPAA ) regulations. Awareness of ethical, legal, and regulatory guidelines associated with the use and sharing of clinical and research data.

  • Organizational Skills: Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.

  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical skills to interpret complex data and transform it into usable information.

  • Technical Skills: Familiarity with electronic medical record systems would be advantageous. Proficient in programming languages such as Python, R, or SQL , and comfortable working with big data technologies and tools.

  • Problem-Solving: Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. Can develop innovative solutions to overcome research challenges.

  • Ethical Conduct: Ability to maintain confidentiality and protect sensitive patient and research data. Upholds ethical standards and complies with all regulations applicable to clinical research.

  • Continuous Learning: Demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development. Keeps up-to-date with the latest developments in the field of biomedical and health informatics and clinical research.


Project Management:

  • Demonstrates experience in coordinating and managing projects, ensuring that objectives are met within set timeframes. Able to identify and allocate resources effectively and can anticipate and mitigate potential risks or delays.

Analytical Thinking:

  • Shows capacity to analyze complex data and draw meaningful conclusions. Able to approach problem-solving systematically, considering various factors and potential impacts of decisions.

Team Collaboration:

  • Demonstrates ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team and to promote a cooperative work environment. Understands how to navigate team dynamics and can effectively communicate with different team members.


  • Shows resilience and flexibility in the face of change or obstacles. Able to adapt to new information or circumstances and modify plans or strategies accordingly.

Technical Proficiency:

  • Proficiency in programming and using health informatics tools and technologies.

Attention to Detail:

  • Exceptional attention to detail to ensure accuracy and reliability in all aspects of work, from data collection and management to communication and reporting.


  • This position may be responsible for supervising students and interns within the project.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher in Health Informatics degree or a related field.

  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience working with clinical data, particularly in a research or healthcare setting.

  • Familiarity with programming languages e.g., R, Python, SQL .

  • Experience with big data management tools.

  • Familiarity with EHR data standards, data integration, and the ethical/legal considerations surrounding data usage.

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.

  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • MS Office Suite.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Closing Date

    Open Until Filled Yes

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    EEO Statement Summary

Morehouse School of Medicine is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Morehouse School of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

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Pre-Employment/Employment Requirements

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.


Immunization Requirements

It is MSM’s Immunization policy that all Prospective Employees are required to provide proof that they are vaccinated against COVID -19 prior to commencement of employment. If employment will commence during Flu Season, MSM requires all individuals to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless granted an exemption. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain an exemption from MSM will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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    • What is your salary requirement

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    • Are you comfortable working on-site?

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    • Do you have a Master’s degree or higher in Health Informatics degree or a related field with a minimum 2-3 years of experience working with clinical data, particularly in a research or healthcare setting? Do you have familiarity with programming languages e.g., R, Python, SQL?

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  • Cover Letter

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