The UAB Division of Infectious Diseases seeks a Data Manager/Analyst (Statistician II) to support a new research group’s activity and foster interdisciplinary research collaboration among UAB scientists, nationally, and globally. This position performs data management and provides statistical support to research study operations and reporting. This position involves data management of clinical trials and observational research studies for pressing global health concerns such as the prevention of HIV, improving health of people living with HIV. This position will include data management, programming and production of study reports, as well statistical summaries and analyses. The position demands understanding of clinical trial design, data management and statistical analysis, and research milestones in a rapidly changing environment. As a member of the full study team, it requires good interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a team context, as well as the ability to exercise independent judgment and manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment. This position works directly with the lead research investigator at UAB as well as international collaborators.
Data management: develop and maintain study databases that may include clinical and laboratory data, design and implement data quality control measures, coordinate with PI and other study team members on the design of data collection, quality control, data transfer, data management, and report generation; advise on appropriate data collection tools, design and program data collection databases; provide timely and accurate responses to data queries; generate periodic study and/or external board reports in a timely and accurate manner; provide documented study datasets for analysis; maintain a proactive and forward-thinking approach to data management and report generation; work closely with investigators and operations team to understand project goals and execute reporting and queries to meet project timelines.
Data analysis: prepare tabular, graphical, and statistical summary reports in support of investigator research and publication; assist in writing scientific manuscripts d review them for correctness and completeness; partner with research investigators and study teams to refine and execute plans to analyze study data the combines clinical and laboratory data in support of investigator research and publication; work closely with investigators to understand project goals and execute reporting and analysis to meet project timelines.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, skills & Abilities:
- Two or more years’ experience in data management or analysis, or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Proficient SAS or R programmer with excellent analytical thinking skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with culturally diversified partners, technical and non-technical personnel
- Experience handling high volume of diverse tasks, under deadlines, with consistent accuracy and attention to detail
General Complexity of Work:
Being able to work independently to move from conceptualization of a data needs to the creation of an accurate and timely report/table/graphic that aligns with the vision of the investigators and study team and draws from multiple data sources.
The Division of Infectious Diseases is building a new section focused on infectious disease issues related to sexual and reproductive health primarily in women. This program will consist of current faculty and new recruits with the plan to continue to expand in order to contribute to the development of new strategies, treatments and provention of infection diseases in the US and globally.
***Must be able to participate in meetings outside usual work hours to accommodate schedules of partners primarily located in Africa. Some travel to partner sites may be requested.***
Annual Salary Range: $60,835.00 - $98,855.00
Master’s degree (MS or MPH) in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or relevant field with at least three years of experience in data management or analysis, or equivalent combination of education and experience.