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Research Information Security Analyst II BWH Research Administration

Reporting to the Brigham Health (BH) Information Security Officer and as a member of the BH Data Protection Team, this person will be responsible for support and quality customer service for a range of different projects, initiatives, and applications. The BH Data Protection Analyst II functions in a matrixed environment and interfaces with BH Digital, Research Computing, Research Compliance, the IRB, and the BH research community.
The BH Data Protection Associate Analyst II will work to understand the unique challenges of the research community, their needs, and assist with implementing IS solutions that will address the needs of both Brigham Health Digital and the research community, while following Mass General Brigham policies and best practices. The Information Systems Associate Analyst acts as liaison with Mass General Brigham Digital and Research Computing staff as needed to help resolve issues.
  • Advise and inform Mass General Brigham policy on data security reviews, data use agreements, data transfer agreements, and other agreements involving the use and transfer of research data.
  • Conduct and advise on the review of Brigham Health Data Security and Data Sharing Plans
  • Conduct Data Security Reviews and Data Protection assessments for the IRB, supporting researchers across Mass General Brigham / BWH
  • Advises & reviews projects and programs on data compliance during design and implementation in relation to International Data Protection Regulations (i.e., EU GDPR, Brazil’s LGDP, China’s PIPL)
  • Work with the IRB, contracting offices, privacy offices and compliance to integrate data protection in their processes
  • Develop, optimize and implement procedures and workflows to assist compliance to the Information Security program
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge and expertise in terms of MGB Information Security Program and relevant international Information Security and Privacy standards and best practices
  • Represent research data compliance at research and information security and privacy committees.
  • Participate in committee subgroups and data compliance related initiatives as necessary.
  • Act a member of the Brigham Health innovation committee, representing research information security.
  • Conduct Privacy, Security and Data Protection assessments
  • Coordinate, integrate and expand the enterprise Vulnerability Management Program
  • Coordinates and participates in Security and Privacy incident responses
  • Other related duties as necessary.
  • Work closely with Brigham Health Information Systems and Research Computing staff and end users to define business needs and develop IT solutions to meet both system and operational objectives.
  • Provide end user support and guidance for mobile computing needs.
  • Provide quality customer service and serve as an exemplary representative of Partners Information Systems. On-going communication, feedback and follow-through with customers/peers are essential.
  • Manage communication with users and business owners.
  • Follow project management lifecycle in accordance with Partners or group specific standards.
  • Identify problems, their probable causes, their impact on operations, report them appropriately, and offer possible solutions.
  • Assist with system documentation, maintenance, testing and upgrade activities. Advise on data compliance during design and implementation.
  • Complete work assignments in a timely manner under the supervision of senior staff.
  • Function both as an individual contributor and team player within the incumbent’s reporting structure, other areas within Partners IS and within the hospital community.
  • Develop project and system documentation throughout the course of daily activities and projects.
  • Perform all other duties/projects as assigned.
  • Maintains expertise in related information technologies and techniques.
  • Participates in the development of Mass General Brigham system-wide information security and privacy policies, and in the formulation of procedures and        practices to ensure compliance by research staff and their collaborators.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. JD preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in computer systems or healthcare preferred.
  • Knowledge of information security regulations, including the HIPAA Security Rule, 201 CMR 17.00, NIST 800 control family and ISO 27001, GDPR  
  • Knowledge and experience with research-related regulations, IRB-practices, and other aspects of the research enterprise preferred
  • Privacy Certification is a plus, Security Certification is a plus
Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required:
·        Analytical and problem-solving skills.
·        Written and verbal skills.
·        Customer service skills.
·        Organizational skills.
·        Self-motivated.
·        Ability to multitask and prioritize.
·        Ability to interact with people from all organizational levels.
·        Ability to understand the work environment and competing priorities.
·        Ability to work with matrixed project teams across many functional areas.
·        Ability to work as part of a team and independently.
·        Exhibits strong professional persona.
·        Ability to be flexible, versatile and adaptable in day-to-day activities conducted in a multi-site environment.
·        Strong PC skills required…e.g., Microsoft Office Suite and Project, PowerPoint and Visio preferred.
EEO Statement
BWH is an Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
Primary Location MA-Somerville-BWH Assembly Row
Work Locations BWH Assembly Row 399 Revolution Drive  Somerville 02145
Job Information Security
Organization Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)
Schedule Full-time
Standard Hours 40
Shift Day Job
Employee Status Regular
Recruiting Department BWH Research Administration
Job Posting Apr 26, 2022