The Research Data Manager, under the supervision of the Project Director, will assist with the logistics of running a large sponsor-funded multi-site clinical trial in the MS Center of the Division of Neuroimmunology & Neurological Infections, Department of Neurology
This manager will be responsible for helping to create case report forms and serving as a resource for participating sites regarding the study protocol and trial logistics. Will monitor site budgets (estimated 45 sites) and oversee invoicing process. During the trial, s/he will be responsible for weekly monitoring of the data that are being entered into the electronic data capture (EDC) system to check for missing visits or missing/incorrect data elements, querying sites as appropriate to resolve these issues, serving as first contact for sites, generating reports for the SAC and Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) meetings, updating the clinicaltrials.gov site as appropriate, and backing up the Johns Hopkins study coordinators on their current trials as needed. This person will also be the primary person for cleaning and preparing data for analysis.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Develop data management solutions using programming and analytical expertise for this multi-site trial
Maintain proficiency in policies, procedures, and best practices in research data collection and management
Merge, create and recode variables to prepare data for analyses, performing consistency checks, and identifying potentially inconsistent or errant data
Create well-documented, labeled, and named datasets in accordance with Center guidelines
Maintain an organized, version-controlled repository of study data that allows the provenance of data to be established while ensuring data integrity and security throughout the lifespan of a project
Manage data access permissions for site personnel
Monitor the study for data quality and completeness using tables, figures, and listings to identify potential data quality issues and track their resolution with site personnel
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, statistics, epidemiology, or related field and hands on experience with data management.
Three years of related experience.
Demonstrate proficiency in data management programming using R, Stata, or SAS (merging datasets, performing consistency checks using tabulations and listings).
Additional education (Master's level) may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Experience in creating data collection instruments, designing and maintaining projects, and creating reports using REDCap or other electronic data capture systems.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Qualified candidates must have knowledge about issues in human subjects research, data management and security, reproducible research practices, and be able to demonstrate their programming proficiency in R, Stata, or SAS.
In addition to technical proficiencies, candidates should have good interpersonal skills for communicating with colleagues across various disciplines, attention to detail, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
Classified Title: Research Data Manager Working Title: Research Data Manager Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC Starting Salary Range: $45,195 - $62,225 / Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003522-SOM Neuro Neuroimmunology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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