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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, Uganda
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 studies.
  • Design/program the Database Management Information System for their studies, and create database tables.
  • Input to the design of data collection instruments.
  • 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 control,
  • 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 (PI).
  • 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: Present 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 recruitment@mrcuganda.org. 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
MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
P.O. Box, 49 Entebbe.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Note that academic qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions. 

Deadline: 25th May 2018

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