Data Manager, HIV Observational Study

Sydney, Australia
31 May 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term

  The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society UNSW Medicine 

  • One of the Asia-Pacific’s leading research-intensive Universities
  • Strong regional and global engagement
  • Cutting edge facilities and equipment

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Kirby Institute is a leading global research institute dedicated to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Established in 1986 in response to the then emerging HIV epidemic, the Kirby Institute now contributes to knowledge on a broad range of diseases, including viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections. The Biostatistics and Databases Program (BDP) provides biostatistical and database support across the broad range of The Kirby Institute research activities including collaboration on randomised clinical trials, epidemiological research studies and national surveillance programs.

We are seeking a Data Manager who will be responsible for the maintenance and management of electronics databases to facilitate the conduct of HIV observational cohort studies. You will work predominantly with SAS to provide database solutions for observational cohort data collection and study data management.

About the role

  • $93K-$101K plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading (Pro-rata if part time)
  • Fixed Term (12 months)
  • Part time or Full-time (21 to 35 hours per week)

Your main duties will include: maintaining and managing the Australian HIV Observational Database (AHOD) cohort study database and other observational cohort study databases; ensure appropriate processes are in place for the collection of clinical data; develop and/or update and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) for data management; undertake complex statistical analysis programming; work with Statisticians and assist in the development of data analyses plans and prepare high quality customised data reports for research outputs.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Biomedical science qualifications, or other medical qualifications including epidemiology, public health or a related area
  • Experience (> 2 years) in database management in health or related area; and experience integrating a number of complex databases to produce customised reports and data extractions is highly regarded
  • Familiarity with programming language such as SQL; and/or experience with SAS statistical package or a desire and ability to quickly learn SAS
  • Experience in HIV research or other infectious diseases epidemiological studies or clinical trials would be an advantage
  • Superior interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to establish relationships with various stakeholders
  • High level organisational and problem-solving skills including effective time and workload management with the demonstrated ability to work independently with broad direction and to exercise initiative 

You should systematically address all the selection criteria in your application. 

Contact: Kathy Petoumenos


T: 02 9385 0900

Applications close: 11pm 21st June 2019

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