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 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.

The Department of Global Health has an outstanding opportunity for a Data Manager to join their team.

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.

POSITION PURPOSE AND COMPLEXITIES

This position will support the DeWorm3 project, a multi-country trial to determine the feasibility of interrupting the transmission of soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH), as well as other projects at Global WACh. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the DeWorm3 project is supported by several Support Units housed in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington.

We are seeking a highly experienced and proactive Data Manager to help develop data management code and work with DeWorm3 trial site data managers and the central data team to resolve queries. DeWorm3 data is collected electronically in SurveyCTO, enabling the data teams to monitor data quality and consistency in real time. The Data Quality Manager will ensure that there is harmonized collection, cleaning, sharing and storage of data across multiple trial sites. The successful applicant will be working within the DeWorm3 Team at UW and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The applicant should have an excellent understanding of data management, preferably from similar work in resource-limited settings, as well as conducting statistical analyses.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Data quality monitoring and assurance (50%)

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
Initiate and lead larger data quality and cleaning activities within and across study activities and sites
Communicate effectively with the DeWorm3 team and 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
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
Present progress updates in weekly data team meetings and provide written summaries as needed

Quantitative and Statistical Analysis (30%)

Work closely with DeWorm3 and other study investigators to develop quantitative and statistical analysis plans for conference abstracts, manuscripts, and secondary study analyses
Develop analysis shell tables and reproducible analysis in R and/or Stata
Run quantitative and statistical analyses including descriptive statistics, univariate and multivariate regression analysis, longitudinal data analysis and other methods as needed
Contribute to the writing of methods and limitations sections of manuscripts and conference abstracts

Other activities (20%)

Work closely with DeWorm3 investigators and operations team to understand project goals
Contribute to generation of study reports and presentations as needed
Work with the DeWorm3 team and site Data teams to ensure collection of high quality and accurate data
Participate in weekly DeWorm3 Logistics Meeting and present data quality updates
Support other projects across the Global WACh group portfolio as needed

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Master’s degree (MS or MPH) in Epidemiology, Biostatistics or related field
2 or more years of experience in data management, analysis and/or data quality assurance

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

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Proficiency in Stata programming

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Proficiency in R programming
Experience designing and conducting quantitative statistical analysis
Familiarity with Survey CTO or other ODK-based data collection systems.
Database management experience involving data quality assurance.
One or more years of experience with data quality assurance and quality control activities.
One or more years of experience with clinical trials and/or longitudinal biomedical data.
One or more years of experience with laboratory biomedical data.
Excellent analytical thinking skills and written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to complete complex data management tasks independently and to work in a group setting to meet project goals.
Experience handling high volume of diverse tasks in a timely manner with consistent accuracy and attention to detail.
Computing experience on Windows operating systems.
Proficiency in French.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Must be able to participate in meetings outside usual work hours to accommodate schedules of partners primarily located in Europe, Asia, and in Africa.
May require international travel

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.

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 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
Employees of the University of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 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.