Senior Data Manager Job Placement – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Job Title:      Senior
Data Manager
Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to: 
Head of Data Management
Position Code: DM518
About Us:
The MRC/UVRI Uganda
Virus Research Unit on AIDS was established following a request in 1988 from
the Uganda Government to the British Government for collaboration on the
research of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection and AIDS (Acquired
Immunodeficiency. The Unit is a center of excellence in HIV/AIDS related
research. It conducts large-scale epidemiological and intervention studies,
clinical trials, virological and immunological research and behavioural
studies, and has generated a wealth of research results that have been used to
inform policy and practice that have led to a large number of scientific
publications in peer reviewed journals over time.
Job Summary: The
Senior Data Manager will mainly design GCP complaint Multi site data entry
programs, set up study databases for projects and carry out data management by
cleaning and checking the data. To provide simple summary statistics, listings
and results from the database.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Design multi-site
study database
Study planning:
  • Advise Research teams on the best Data
    management practices 4- Modify and create data entry screens for these
  • Design/program the Database Management
    Information System for their studies, and create database tables.
  • Input to the design of data collection
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures
    (SOP) for the data management of the studies they are working on.
Data upload:
  • Uploading data entry files into main MS
    Access databases.
  • Resolve problems that may occur during
    the data entry.
Data cleaning:
  • Run reports to identify and solve
    discrepancies, missing records/data and other problems with the data in
    the databases.
  • Write simple queries, and modify more
    advanced queries to perform data cleaning, and checking.
  • Check the arising
    queries/inconsistencies from hard copies or source documents.
  • Liaise with field/clinic staff on data
    queries and clarification.
  • Ensure that these queries are turned
    into reports.
Data management of
studies assigned:
  • Management on databases under his/her
  • Ensure that data corrections received
    are updated on the main database.
Data back-up: Ensure adequate backups of the data exist on
external drives and servers, and are available in case of problems.
Data analysis:
  • Transfer data from Access tables,
    OpenClinica to STATA and other software,
  • Run simple analyses such as: merging and
    appending files, calculating new variables, obtaining line lists and
    frequencies, and graphs.
  • Organise the results of these analyses
    into a presentable format (reports) to pass to the Principal Investigator
  • Extract data and transform it to a
    format required by the PI, sponsors or collaborators
  • Quickly respond to questions and issues
    raised by the PI, regarding the data and results obtained.
  • Work closely with the study PI to answer
    any questions related to the data or results.
Contribute to
result presentations:
interim analysis at study meetings.
Skills development: Develop skills in writing queries and
reports, and in writing simple analysis STATA do-files or other syntax files.
  • Ensure Data Managers (DMs) design valid
    data entry programs
  • Supervise creating and following of
    SOP’s  by Data Managers
  • Staff appraisal for those supervised.
  • Mentor/train DMs on database designing,
    timely query raising and resolutions.
  • Practical facilitation in Data
    Management courses when asked to do so by the Head of
  • Data Management or course organiser.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Medical Research
    Council (MRC) UK / UVRI Senior Data Manager  job placement must hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Statistics, or a bachelor’s degree in a data related field (e.g.
    IT, Statistics, database programming, Software engineering, computer
    science, Quantitative economics).
  • Three years of experience as a Senior
    Data Management Assistant
  • Should be numerate and literate with
    experience working with data.
  • Should have worked extensively with one
    or two studies, showing the desire and aptitude for the management of data
    within those studies
  • Should have knowledge about GCP
    Compliant database management system software e.g. OpenClinica, REDCap
  • Having knowledge and skills in usage of
    Statistical analysis software e.g. Stata, SPSS or EpiInfo; programming and
    database design skills; Lab Data Management systems such as LIMs and
    Freezer works is of an added advantage.
  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Pro-activity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility towards Others
  • Service Orientation
  • Development Orientation
  • Ability to Multi – Task
How to Apply:
The candidates
should send their application letters, curriculum vitae including names, email
addresses and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of
academic qualifications should be e-mailed to
NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the
email: Senior Data Manager – SDM518. Please also fill the following online
form accordingly after submitting the application documents on the e-mail
above. Click Here
Address to:
The Human Resource
and Administration Manager
Uganda Research Unit
P.O. Box, 49
NB: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Note that academic
qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing
Deadline: 25th May 2018
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