General Summary/Purpose: The Research Data Manager will assist with various research projects within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The Research Data Manager will provide support to the principal investigator (PIs) and key research personnel (e.g., research program manager) by providing project management, preparing analytic plans, ensuring data quality, conducting analyses for various studies, disseminating results, and coordinating other research tasks.
Specific duties & responsibilities: • Provide technical assistance and consult with project leaders at JHU and at sites involved in collaborative grants on ways to plan projects, track progress, and maintain data quality • Assist with the oversight of data management and program activities, including application of simulation to make choices about program design • Assist in the design, implementation, and evaluation of QA/QC procedures • Learn and manage geospatial mapping, ArcGIS • Manage the REDCap data collection platform and prepare reports to assess the studies progress and preliminary analysis. • Design and maintain summary reports for staff use and/or for federal and state funders. • Review program reporting requirements and current data collection systems in order to ensure efficiency; design source and output documents; develop reporting schedules to conform to the contract deliverables; provide training for staff members and students/trainees when new procedures are implemented. • May help design and create protocol specific data collection with assistance. • Maintains good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements. • Confirms clinical relevant data points in databases for participants. • Ensures accuracy and timeliness of data so that information may be used by the Program Manager or Principal Investigator in presentations, reports and publications.
Data quality and management using REDCap, electronic databases and other computer software: • Perform and oversee chart reviews and other data quality activities. • Run programs to prepare datasets and tabulate data in collaboration with data users
• Assist with web site maintenance and IT trouble shooting as needed. • Perform routine data backup • Perform and oversee data audits comparing database with data collection instruments • Assist staff with computer and database tasks • Design and create internal and external reports for project collaborators • Perform ad hoc data entry • Track and assess quality and completeness of data entry and abstraction; immediately raise potential concerns with study managers/supervisors. • Clean incoming data files, integrate data files into the data management system, update summary files, process data requests from scientific investigators, ensure data quality through the execution of computer programs, development of data protocols, and other quality assurance. • Design and manage databases in REDCap, Microsoft ACCESS, or other database management systems. Perform queries and generate forms. • Detect problems in research instruments, data collection, and data entry. • Provide technical assistance and training to the staff who may be required to enter data/conduct data quality reviews. • Coordinate and oversee the moving of REDCap cross-sectional and longitudinal data collected to a centralized network periodically and ongoing management of the REDCap system and other program updates • Establish a working relationship related to the Information Technology (IT) data management requirements with the local JH IT staff. • Includes supervision of research assistants involved in related projects
Reports, internal communication, updates and other coordination: • Review procedures for the reporting of data; institute methods of monitoring information/external dataset received with respect to timeliness, completeness and accuracy; designs and implements procedures and programs to update information using the REDCap platform or other similar as needed. • Perform evaluation and preliminary analysis of data; prepares routine reports documenting results of findings; creates reports using MS Access, Excel, Word, or PowerPoint; may participate in formal or informal presentation of findings. • Generate graphs, funder reports, and scientific meeting presentations. Prepare manuscripts for publication. • Regularly update clinical and research staff, verbally and in writing, of progress with job functions. • Report periodically progress and completion of tasks to Program Manager and principal investigator, and request confirmation of priorities/timeline/deadlines. • Participate in weekly progress meetings of current research projects to report on data management issues. • Communicate effectively and cooperate with both clinical and research staff who are directly and indirectly involved in the project in order to achieve project goals in an efficient and effective manner. • Able to prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and utilize good time management. • Meet regularly with Principal Investigator(s), Research Supervisor, and Research Program Manager to review data accuracy and overall database progress. • Prepare reports on individual patients or the study as required by the principal investigators and/or external agencies. • Respond in a timely manner to special projects or queries related to the data. • Ability to think critically and to solve problems that arise related to study protocols. • Cross-train to other project tasks and support as necessary.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory): • Bachelor's degree in related discipline required. • Three years of related experience required
Preferred qualifications: • Master’s Degree • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred. • Experience working with electronic database such as Recap, Microsoft Access, and/or SQL preferred.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities: • Experience working with electronic database such as Recap, Microsoft Access, and SQL. • Ability to follow multiple, detailed directions of various data collection • Excellent time management skills • Ability to use personal computer; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point; database and spreadsheet knowledge. • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interviewing techniques required. • Detail oriented, strong interpersonal skills and excellent organizational and time management skills required. • Position requires flexibility. • Experience in data management, data collection and clinical trial is desired
Classified Title: Research Data Manager Working Title: Research Data Manager Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC Starting Salary Range: $45,195 - $62,225 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: m-f 8:00 am-4:30pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003136-SOM Psy Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University
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