DOCM Data Manager

Pennsylvania, United States
05 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
05 Mar 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.

Job Description Summary

DOCM Data Manager

Reporting directly to the ACC Chief Compliance Officer- Clinical Research (CCOCR), the DOCM Data Manager is responsible for researching, interpreting, cleaning, maintaining and analyzing data related to the operations, processes and procedures of clinical research across the ACC. This position is not equivalent to a clinical research study data manager. The DOCM Data Manager will also be responsible for: Maintaining high quality data across multiple systems, both internal and external; interacting with database development teams to ensure that systems being designed and maintained meet the data needs of the DOCM, thus the appropriate individual must have a strong understanding of database design, data logic and data validation; providing standard and ad hoc reports that require strong QA/QC skills; identifying trends or patterns that result in data quality issues and working with internal and external groups to correct problems; monitor data performance; develop quality control plans to identify improvements; work collaboratively with other IT/IS groups that support the technology needs of the Abramson Cancer Center Department of Operations, Compliance and Monitoring (DOCM); write SOPs and MOPs as needed. In addition, the DOCM Data Manager will work directly with the NCI to meet all of their data standards and expectations for the ACC core grant.

Primary location 3930 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA


Job Description

DOCM Data Manager


Minimum of a BA/BS in Information Systems/Management, Computer Science or Life Sciences preferred with  at least 2+ years of proven experience as a data analysts, business data analyst or data manager; working knowledge of how data models and database design impact data quality and reporting is essential, experience mining, preparing and reporting data is required; strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze and disseminate significant amounts of data with strong attention to detail and accuracy is an essential function; adept at queries, reporting and presenting findings; must have exceptional oral and written communications skills; must be able to work under pressure and strict deadlines.  The ideal candidate must be flexible with the ability to shift between projects as needed; must be able to effectively prioritize work and handle backlogs; must exhibit a high level of professionalism, be a strong team player, be able to work collaboratively with many different professional levels and exhibit an understanding of the challenges faced by key persona with whom the DOCM collaborate; and thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.  Must be able to demonstrate experience getting things done, even when it wasn’t in your exact job description, and working effectively across multiple streams.  Experience writing technical documents is necessary.  Clinical Research experience is a strong plus.  This job is not only about your technical skills; it’s about how you lend your positivity and presence, combined with your skill set to an energized environment and highly collaborative team.  This job description is not intended to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job. All candidates selected for interview are required to take a proficiency test, including a technical writing sample to demonstrate the above skills.

NOTE:  Re-location and/or Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.

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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