Data Manager

Expiring today

Pennsylvania, United States
21 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
21 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

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.

Job Description Summary

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. 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. 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.

Job Description

"Position contingent upon available funding"

Database Creation: Designing and maintaining study databases, developing standardized data collections methods.

Assuring data quality though using QA and QC methods, including maintaining accurate documentation of database development, extraction, query generation, data cleaning, and query resolution.

Assist with data entry for assigned study projects.

Raw data extraction and generation of analytical data sets from multiple databases; perform relevant statistical analysis.

Project programming, report programming, and statistical programming that results in high quality output; Support in writing of manuscripts

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years of data analyst experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required knowledge includes process and data modeling, data architectural development methodology and working knowledge of databases. Experience using data analysis tool and databases. Demonstrated competence in systems analysis and design and the ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies

Working Conditions

Office, Library, Computer Room

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at desk or table

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $138,391.00

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.

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