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Data Manager

About the Role

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 has an outstanding opportunity for a Data Manager.

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) 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.

Global WACh has an outstanding opportunity for a full time (100% FTE) Data Manager position. We seek an individual dedicated to excellence in research programs, committed to public health and invested in social justice, equity and inclusiveness. The Data Manager will support multiple projects within the Gut Health and Child Survival team.


Data Management (60%)
• Develop data management systems and data quality monitoring processes
• Independently monitor incoming study data; Maintain a proactive and forward-thinking approach to data management and 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
• 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
• Proactively work with supervisory staff and other data team members to identify key routine quality assurance and control activities; respond to requests from site data mangers and central data management team members
• Develop data dictionaries for on-going studies to facilitate rapid analysis and data sharing
• Prepare datasets for open access publication and long term storage

Reporting (30%)
• Implement investigator designed systems for frequent reporting to regulatory and advisory bodies
• Prepare content based on study data for reports and presentations to and for co-investigators

Analysis (10%)
• Support investigator analysis by adapting reporting code to an descriptive analytic framework
• Conducted limited statistical analysis under supervision of the investigators

• BA/BS with 2-3 years of experience in Public Health, Epidemiology or related field

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

• Skills, knowledge, and experience working with data from epidemiology studies and clinical trials

• Master's Degree
• Fluency in analysis and coding with statistical software packages (Stata and R)
• Evidence of statistics or biostatics training with a specific focus on health data/outcomes
• Demonstrable familiarity with current global child health topics
• Experience with REDCap databases
• Excellent computer skills with knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint (or similar packages)
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Excellent judgment and interpersonal skills with proven ability for effective cross-cultural communication
• Excellent organizational and project management skills
• Ability to work independently
• Interest in maternal child health research

Primary work location with be at the Population Health Building on the UW Seattle campus. This position may be required to work outside of normal work hours to accommodate colleagues in different time zones. Some international travel may be required.

In accord with the University’s expressed commitment to excellence and equity, contributions in scholarship and research, teaching, and service that address diversity and equal opportunity may be included among the professional and scholarly qualifications for appointment and promotion. Seattle is a culturally diverse urban center. It also has growing racial, ethnic and immigrant communities. The University of Washington is committed to building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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 Work 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.
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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