DATA MANAGER

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
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Posted on May 7, 2020
Req #: 178527
Department: GLOBAL HEALTH: WACH
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 04/07/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.

The Department of Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the schools of Medicine and Public Health, with a mandate to harness the expertise and interdisciplinary power of all UW schools and colleges. Our mission is to improve health for all through research, education, training, and service; to understand and address the causes of disease and health inequities at multiple levels; and to collaborate with partners to develop and sustain locally-led, quality health systems, programs and policies. Driven by tremendous interest among both students and faculty, the Department has grown explosively to more than 400 graduate students and hundreds more undergraduates. We have more than 380 faculty and 1,000 staff working on projects across 130 countries with our deepest ties in United States, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Mozambique, India, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nicaragua. At the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. The Department recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age.  The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

This position will sit in the Global Center for the Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children (Global WACh) that is based in the University of Washington Departments of Global Health, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Pediatrics. Our mission is to make scientific discoveries, cultivate leaders, and bridge disciplines to advance the tightly connected health and well-being of women, adolescents and children. Global WACh brings together expertise in maternal health from the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, neonatal and child health expertise from the Department of Pediatrics, and vast experience working in infectious disease, health metrics and evaluation, education, clinical research, and service delivery within the Department of Global Health. These disciplines combine under a methodology that views women, children, and adolescents as three populations interconnected along a shared life course.

We are seeking a highly experienced and proactive Data Manager to support the DeWorm3 project, a multi-country trial to determine the feasibility of interrupting the transmission of soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH). The Data Manager may also engage in data management in response to the COVID-19 pandemic leveraging the DeWorm3 or other research platforms.  Specifically, this position will 1) support implementation of DeWorm3’s data collection activities and 2) support trial data management processes, including data cleaning, quality control, and assembly and organization of datasets for implementation and analysis.

The successful applicant will work with the DeWorm3 central data team with members from UW and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), to ensure the highest quality data and harmonized collection, cleaning, sharing, and storage of data across all trial sites. The applicant should have significant experience in and comfort with the management and manipulation of large and complex datasets, preferably from randomized, controlled trials or similar projects in resource-limited settings.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support implementation of data collection and other field-based activities
• Create and maintain datasets (line listings and registries) for implementation of field-based activities
• Help develop, maintain, bench-test, and debug electronic data collection forms, platforms, and monitoring systems

Support trial data management
• Maintain the central repository of data collection forms and version control
• Assemble and clean datasets resulting from large-scale data collection and implementation activities (e.g. census, household surveys, mass drug administration)
• Help assemble and manage datasets for specified pooled and site-specific analyses
• Organize trial data storage, version control, and archiving
• Coordinate with DeWorm3 team on the design of data collection, quality control, data transfer, data management, and report generation, as needed

Other study activities
• Instill a proactive and forward-thinking approach to data management
• Work closely with investigators and operations team to deliver project goals and meet deadlines
• Present progress updates in weekly data team meetings and provide written summaries as needed
• Contribute to generation of study reports, presentations and data visualizations as needed
• Work with central and site teams to ensure collection of high quality and accurate data
• Participate in weekly DeWorm3 data and logistics meetings and present updates

REQUIREMENTS
• Master’s degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, computer science, or related field with a minimum of one year of experience in data management or analysis, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Strong programming skills in Stata

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience with mobile data collection systems in resource-limited settings and proficiency programming in XLSform (training available if no experience) for SurveyCTO and/or Open Data Kit
• Demonstrated experience in assembly, quality assurance, and management of large, complex datasets
• Attention to detail and a commitment to quality in the research process
• Good organizational skills, including effective time management, with proven ability to meet deadlines
• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced research environment and collaboratively as a member of a multi-disciplinary scientific team
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Proficiency in other programming languages, e.g. SAS or R
• Experience with data quality assurance and quality control activities
• Experience with clinical trials and/or longitudinal biomedical data
• Proficiency in French

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
• Available for phone calls/meetings in the early morning and late evenings to accommodate worldwide time differences
• Will require international travel
• Deadline-driven environment, often requiring extended hours

Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.

Application Process:
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Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.