Data Manager

Location
Pennsylvania United States
Posted
11 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2018
Ref
40-29811
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. http://www.med.upenn.edu/

The Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center is seeking a data manager to contribute to a variety of projects including studies of critical care outcomes, end-of-life decision making, and palliative care interventions.

This individual will be responsible for designing and maintaining study databases, assuring data quality, maintaining accurate documentation, generating analytic data sets from databases and raw data extracts, and coordinating with various project teams on matters related to data collection, extraction and analysis.

This position requires sophisticated programming skills in R or SAS and in SQL; familiarity with Stata would also be beneficial. The data manager will work closely with project managers and statistical analysts, translating in-depth project knowledge into the development of data checking and processing plans, database queries, and data collection strategies. Experience working with electronic health record data or other large, complex relational databases is essential. In order to be successful, the candidate must have strong written and verbal communication skills and a good understanding of research design considerations.

The Data Manager will work with the other members of the PAIR Center’s Data Core to develop and uphold best practices for programming and documentation to enable the Center to consistently and efficiently produce high-quality output. This individual will also be a point of contact for questions regarding handling data in compliance with the requirements of the University as well as data providers and funding organizations.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.