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Database Designer

Database Designer

Database Designer

American Heart Association
Milwaukee, WI 53208

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Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? You bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Database Designer in our National Center office. Location of the selected candidate is flexible if location allows for cost effective and efficient travel.

This is a full time, grant funded, benefits eligible opportunity. Current funding is available through 6/30/2024

In this role, you will be responsible for developing and implementing an accessible database design by analyzing data inquiry needs, ensuring security of information and organizing layout for the best user interface and access by scientists and researchers. The Database Designer is responsible for building and ensuring adherence to data management and data access policies, standards, and procedures.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Identify, establish, and recommend data mapping and design to standardize and harmonize large clinical datasets (real world data) from American Heart Association registries as well as other large datasets.
  • Design, document and help develop user interface, data integration, definitions, and data dictionaries. Collaborate with subject matter experts in clinical data and research, and external entities such as Amazon and Verily.
  • Assist in developing SQL database, query requirements, and data management protocols for large clinical datasets in AWS cloud environment.
  • May develop and document through presentations the overall project design for publication or scientific meetings.

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


  • Bachelor’s Degree - Information Technology – Database Design, Applied Math, Computational Science, Health Informatics, or related technical field.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience with database design, development, data mapping or related area.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience with real world clinical data, data management and regulatory requirements for use of data.
  • In-depth knowledge of cloud-based architecture; AWS background preferred.
  • Proficient in R and/or Python, Jupyter Notebooks, SQL.
  • Highly effective organizational skills, time management, responsibility, and motivation.
  • Must be able to travel overnight approx. 20% of the time.

Here are some of the preferred skills/experiences we are looking for:

  • PhD in Computer or Data Science preferred.
  • Reviewing data (such as epidemiological, population data, e-medical records, metabolic and related data environments), developing data dictionaries, schemas, and validation checks to design and implement databases with the capacity to scale in a cloud-based architecture.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases?

Compensation & Benefits


Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials may apply.

Benefit Plans:

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit:

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 4 months ago (11/18/2021 1:50 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7500

Job Category Science & Research

Additional Locations Diversity Distribution US - Top 50

Position Type Full Time


Location: Milwaukee,WI

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