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Job Req ID:  103418

Sr. Research Data Manager

We are a research group at the Department of Mental Health, focused on longitudinal studies of health and mental health, and the role of stressors in cognitive decline at midlife and beyond. We collect primary data from multiple sources, including interview surveys, cognitive assessments, sleep measurements, and biologic samples. We are seeking a Sr. Research Data Manager to lead the development of data structures for storing and accessing longitudinal databases, to oversee the preparation of cleaned analytic databases that incorporate data from multiple sources including prior survey and biologic data, and to perform data analyses on multiple complex studies.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead data management activities across multiple studies in collaboration with investigators, field management, data preparation/quality control lead, and data analysts.
  • Develop overarching data storage and access structure for existing and future databases in accordance with internal research needs as well as NIH requirements for public use datasets.
  • Develop a separate, protected storage and access structure for participant contact information and tracking of study progress.
  • Apply highest ethical and university standards for safeguarding personal identification information of study participants and any other identifiable data.
  • Plan, execute, and track data management tasks in accordance with project timelines.
  • Develop reports to track the progress of field activities and a mechanism for field management to run the reports.
  • Oversee data cleaning, including identifying potential problems with study data and collaborating with quality control staff on problem resolution.
  • Lead the creation of cleaned data sets, including addition of variable labels and value descriptions, creation of summary variables, merging, creating, and recoding variables to prepare data for analyses, and compiling data from various sources into analytic data sets.
  • Create tables and figures in publication-quality form summarizing the results of statistical analyses as requested by investigators.
  • Contribute to preparation of progress reports for funding agencies.
  • Write detailed documentation/specifications for analysis data sets and related files.
  • Attend staff meetings and provide updates on status of projects.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Mastery of SAS required.
  • R and STATA programming proficiency desirable.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, including organizing and investigating possible solutions and presenting them to the team for discussion.
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills in the preparation and presentation of results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with investigators and a “team-oriented” approach with other staff members and investigators.
  • Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) proficiency.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline. 
  • Five years related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in related field strongly preferred.
  • Prior work experience with studies collecting epidemiologic and survey data; familiarity with relational databases.
  • Knowledge of SQL a plus.



Classified Title: Sr. Research Data Manager 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD  
Starting Salary Range: $54,080-74,390-94,710Annually (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday to Friday: 9 am – 5 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/School of Public Health
Department name: Mental Health Research Projects 
Personnel area: School of Public Health 


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. 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.

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