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Job Req ID:  17981

Research Data Manager


General Summary/Purpose:

The Research Data Manager will be responsible for management of complex data from a complex multi-site longitudinal study of HIV. The primary activities of this position are data quality assurance checks, management of research data, creation of new summary variables, creation of datasets for investigators, creation of data tables for reports and papers.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

The Research Data Manager will support research data collection and management activities as part of a data coordinating center for a study of HIV.  


Primary responsibilities are as follows:

  • Perform data cleaning, including identifying potential problems with study data and collaborating with study sites to resolve issues encountered.
  • Create new summary variables. 
  • Merge, create, and recode variables to prepare data for analyses.
  • Create datasets for analysis by other investigators.
  • Create tables and figures in publication-quality form summarizing the results of statistical analyses. 
  • Write detailed documentation/specifications for analysis data sets and related files.
  • Attend staff meetings and provide updates on status of projects.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
  • Three (3) years related experience.
  • Additional education (Master's level) may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits equals 1 year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college coursework may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAS programming proficiency required, mastery preferred.
  • Proficiency with multiple statistical programs helpful.  


Classified Title: Research Data Manager 
Working Title: Research Data Manager 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC 
Starting Salary Range: $45,195 - $62,225 per year
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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