Roger Austin

Research Programmer/Analyst

Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

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Roger Austin's Summary

Over 30 years experience in supporting a biomedical research organization with information technology including applications development, instrumentation interfaces, web development, database development, low level programming, and general research IT consulting. Experience in human research protection (IRB), Good Laboratory Practices (21 CFR 58), 21 CFR Part 11, and data security regulations (FISMA). Member of Institutional Review Board (IRB 45 CFR 46, 21 CFR 56) specializing in data security issues.
Specific programming in ColdFusion, MS Visual Basic 6, MS VB.NET & C#, C, C++, Fortran, and a variety of (now) archaic programming languages. Learning Clojure, jQuery, Dojo, and assorted other languages and frameworks.
Ten years experience as a synthetic organic chemist specializing in very small scale radiolabeled organic compounds with high specific activity in Tritium and Carbon-14.

Specialties: web programming, database development, low level languages, IRB, GLP, GMP, GxP, Part 11

Roger Austin's Experience

Research Programmer/Analyst

RTI International

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Research industry

October 2003Present (11 years 1 month)

Low and high level programming, web development, database development, and other programming activities in support of a biomedical research facility. Experience in ASP, ColdFusion, HTML, for web programming and database integration. T-SQL for MS SQL Server and other DBMS systems. Programming languages: C, Pascal, Visual Basic, and proprietary languages. System administration for Microsoft Windows server systems. Experience as a DBA on SQL Server.


Research Triangle Institute

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Research industry

September 1983October 2003 (20 years 2 months)

Programming support and IT support for a biomedical research facility. Low level programming support including development of systems for laboratory instrumentation, laboratory management, inventory/transaction control systems, and a variety of other applications. Used Pascal, database management systems, and early internet protocols.

Synthetic Organic Chemist

Research Triangle Institute

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Research industry

May 1974September 1983 (9 years 5 months)

Worked on the radioactive synthesis of various drugs of abuse, agonists, antiradiation agents, and other organic compounds. Mostly very high specific activity Tritium and Carbon-14 labeled compounds. Also, synthesized non radioisotope organic compounds. Responsible for synthesis, analysis, storage, and inventory/transactions of client compounds. Used various analytical tools including TLC, HPLC, NMR, IR/UV, Mass Spec, and a variety of other analytical techniques.

Roger Austin's Skills & Expertise

  1. Web Development
  2. GxP
  3. Database Development
  4. GLP
  5. IRB
  6. Data Security
  7. Organic Chemistry
  8. Databases
  9. GMP
  10. ColdFusion
  11. SQL
  12. Software Development
  13. Microsoft SQL Server
  14. SDLC
  15. jQuery
  16. HTML
  17. HPLC
  18. Programming
  19. Visual Basic
  20. Organic Synthesis
  21. ASP
  22. C#
  23. C++
  24. Laboratory
  25. NMR
  26. C
  27. JavaScript
  28. System Administration
  29. Apache
  30. Web Applications
  31. 21 CFR Part 11

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Roger Austin's Education

North Carolina State University

BS, Chemistry


Roger Austin's Additional Information


programming languages, technology, science, woodturning, gardening, sports, arts, music

Groups and Associations:

North Carolina Chapter of the Society for Quality Assurance, Triangle Area Cold Fusion Users Group (TACFUG) Triangle Clojure Users Group (TriClojure) Triangle Javascript Users Group (TriangleJS)

Honors and Awards:

RTI Group Annual Awards in 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2006 for exemplary performance, RTI Millennium Award (2000) for leading Y2K effort at RTI., Professional Development Award for studying non commercial molecular modeling software.

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