DATA MANAGER

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

DATA MANAGER

Req #: 194387
Department: GLOBAL HEALTH: WACh
Job Location: Other Location
Job Location Detail: Hans Rosling Center 
Posting Date: 09/21/2021 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education 
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. 

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 multiple studies within the Gut Health and Child Survival portfolio. Specifically, this position will 1) support implementation of 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 maintain a proactive and forward-thinking approach to data management and data quality that includes a global and local equity-focused lens that will help the GHCS team fulfil its commitment to equitable access and use of the data generated from our research. The applicant should have significant experience in and comfort with the management and manipulation of large and complex datasets, preferably from clinical research trials or similar projects in resource-limited settings.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Data management
Work with the central team at UW with data managers across international sites to ensure harmonized collection, cleaning, sharing, and storage of data across all trial sites.
Create and maintain databases for implementation of field-based activities
Help develop, maintain, bench-test, and debug electronic data collection forms, platforms, and monitoring systems
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. household surveys)
Help assemble and manage datasets for specified pooled and site-specific analyses
Organize trial data storage, version control, and archiving

Data quality monitoring and assurance
Independently monitor incoming study data; Maintain a proactive and forward-thinking approach to data quality
Develop, run, and maintain quality assurance code and generate queries in a timely and consistent manner to meet project timelines
Review query responses and error resolution forms submitted by site Data Managers; write and run cleaning code when queries are resolved; maintain audit trail for data cleaning
Provide timely and accurate responses to site feedback to queries
Manage the overall data quality and data cleaning process to ensure high quality data are ready for subsequent activities, reporting and data cuts for analyses
Initiate and lead larger data quality and cleaning activities within and across study activities and sites
Communicate effectively with the site Data Managers to ensure relevant queries are addressed in order to ensure consistent data cleaning in line with best practice
Track and document recurring issues in data collection or cleaning; Advise on updates to data collection tools, Standard Operating Procedures and training materials to prevent recurrence of documented issues
Present progress updates in weekly data team meetings and provide written summaries as needed

Other study activities
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 data and logistics meetings and present updates

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or relevant field with at least three years of experience in data management or analysis, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong programming skills in Stata and/or R

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE
Master's degree in relevant field
Experience with mobile data collection systems in resource-limited settings and proficiency programming in 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. Stata or R
Experience with data quality assurance and quality control activities
Experience with clinical trials and/or longitudinal biomedical data
Proficiency in French or Spanish desired

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Available for phone calls/meetings in the early morning and late evenings to accommodate worldwide time differences
Will require international travel (when COVID-19 restrictions allow)
Deadline-driven environment, often requiring extended hours

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

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.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.1, employees of higher education and healthcare institutions must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than October 18, 2021 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.


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