Data Manager

Pennsylvania, United States
05 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
04 Jan 2021
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.

Posted Job Title

Data Manager (Infectious Disease Dept.)

Job Profile Title

Data Analyst C

Job Description Summary

With general direction, performs data analysis and assists with design of complex data models based upon business or research requirements. Often as part of a team, identifies and resolves required information flows and content issues, and transforms requirements into data designs and models. May perform analyses, development and evaluation on large databases and large complex installations. May provide reporting and decision support systems consultation. May provide data analysis expertise to one or more project or support teams. May work with vendor delivered solutions

Job Description

The primary purpose of this position is to perform daily data functions in the Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Site. The responsibilities for the position include: scheduling data management space to several ongoing research projects; develop study materials, specifically source documents, protocol materials; perform daily data entry into various data platforms; respond to data queries in a timely manner; interact with protocol level data managers external to Penn; maintain current best practices and procedures; function as a resource on data related issues to clinical staff; teach clinical staff use of Direct Data Entry and secondary data entry platforms; conduct quality assurance validations, protocol and chart review; assist in streamlining clinical and data management related and throughput efficiencies for staff and resources.

Duties include:

  1. Perform daily quality review checks of data and source documents, request corrections from staff
  2. Perform daily data entry into various data platforms
  3. Review and respond to data queries daily across multiple platforms
  4. Develop study related materials, assuring adequate source documentation of all data and required visit activities
  5. Interact with external data managers and monitors
  6. Mentor Clinical staff in data requirements, direct and secondary data entry
  7. Other duties as assigned

A Bachelor's degree, preferably in Health Sciences, Psychology, Behavioral Sciences, or related science, and 2-3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience managing data in large research studies required. A highly professional demeanor and well-developed professional speaking, writing, and presentation are essential. Previous experience interacting with clinical research staff is preferred as is experience drafting study related materials including source documents. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and multi-level tasks. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, regulatory requirements and GCP required. Experience with electronic data capture databases, iMedidata and iDataFax, preferred.

Position contingent upon funding.

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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