Data Manager

Pennsylvania, United States
20 May 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2019
Contract Type
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.

School/Center Overview    

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.


  • 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. 
  • The Data Manager will work closely with clinicians, 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. This individual should have significant, proven experience in the design of data systems for the analysis of medical outcomes. The Data Manager will work with the other members of the Division of Cardiology to develop and uphold best practices for programming, documentation, and analysis to enable the Center for Inherited Cardiac Disease to consistently and efficiently produce high-quality output. 
  • Responsibilities include building and querying databases to create reports and determine the accuracy of data entered; exporting/importing data between different sources. Ideally, this individual would also be proficient in performing statistical analyses and statistical programming using e.g. Stata, SAS, SPSS, R, and other tools; learning and applying new statistical techniques for existing projects or proposals; supporting the writing of manuscripts for peer reviewed journals communicating with staff for ongoing project management.


A Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years to 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

This position requires sophisticated programming skills in SQL. Experience working with electronic health record data is essential. Proficiency in a statistical package (i.e. Stata, SAS, SPSS, R) is preferred. In order to be successful, the candidate must have strong written and verbal communication skills and a good understanding of research design considerations. 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.

Affirmative Action Statement    

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.

Special Requirements    

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.