SPARK (Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge) is a national research study supported by the Simons Foundation that aims to recruit, engage and retain a community of at least 50,000 individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their family members living in the United States. Participation in SPARK involves contributing medical and behavioral information online, mailing in saliva for genetic analysis, the option to have genetic findings related to autism returned and consenting to be invited to participate in future research studies.
The SPARK Clinical team is recruiting thousands of eligible SPARK families annually. The SPARK registration and dashboard are the first screens the families encounter as their SPARK experience. Ongoing research tasks and results are served on the participant dashboard. Some families have one person with autism and others have five or six family members with autism. Families register in SPARK using mobile phones or laptops and with different web browsers.
Reporting to the SPARK Group Product Manager, the Product Analyst will be responsible for working with the clinical, data, and engineering teamsto guide the technical development and enhancement of participant registration and dashboards that meets the research needs as well as provides a seamless and uniform onboarding experience for all types of SPARK families.
The product analyst will be embedded within the SPARK product team and work closely with engineering, clinical and data teams to work on the full lifecycle of product development for the SPARK participant registration and dashboard. This individual will help plan and prioritize features, gather software requirements, document testing plans and release notes and contribute towards the overall recruitment and retention of the research cohort.
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SPARK (Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge) is a national research study supported by the Simons Foundation that aims to recruit, engage and retain a community of at least 50,000 individuals with…