Data Manager

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The primary purpose of the Data Manager is to coordinate the development, utilization, and maintenance of databases and data in accordance with the needs and objectives of the department and assist with all aspects related to data handled by the department, from collection to management, analysis and reporting. This position is integral to the daily provision of services provided to both faculty and administrative agents of the department and institution.

Data Management 1. Develops and/or assist in the development of databases for various purposes including design of tables and automated forms.

2. Assists in the preparation of standard operating procedures and database/data dictionaries.
3. Designs queries and reports based on those databases and requests, as needed.
4. Collects and consolidates data from various departmental and institutional sources and data with different formats.
5. Reviews and confirms the internal and external validity of the data across various sources and addresses quality and completeness issues with relevant faculty and staff.
6. Assist the faculty with the development, management and amendment of data review protocols. Assists with the submission of the protocols for appropriate review and approval and maintenance of regulatory and information security files, documents and milestones.
7. Performs standard statistical data analysis using commonly used statistical software such as Stata, IBM SPSS, SAS. Summarizes findings in various formats (tabular, graphical, other) as requested.
8. Maintains forms, databases, software, equipment and facilities in good working order. Interacts verbally and in writing, sets up and attends meetings and trainings.

Imaging 1. Reviews and synthesizes complex information about the patient medical history and clinical course, including treatment, pathology, imaging, and other complex outcome data as obtained from the patient hospital record including hard copy or computerized medical records, institutional clinical and research databases, online information, outside documentation, and/or by interviewing the patient, patient family or other caregivers, and appropriate hospital and non-hospital personnel. Requires adequate understanding of the material and policies and procedures involved, as well as the ability to go from place to place in the hospital and carry medical charts and patient files. Codes and records data by hand on data collection forms and/or enters and updates information in computerized database(s) via keyboard, hand-held systems, or scanners.
2. Operates imaging equipment to capture and display diagnostic images. Coordinates image acquisition activities from neurosurgical patients in the department, operating room, and/or other sources such as radiology film file room, pathology file facilities, medical photography, and radiology/pathology digital image archives as needed. Digitizes images as needed. Utilizes high-tech equipment and approved imaging software including but not limited to Vitrea and Adobe Photoshop to manipulate, process, and annotate images, as well as to analyze images and derive data from them on a large number of preoperative, postoperative, and surveillance imaging characteristics. Codes data obtained and enters them into the appropriate database.
3. Assists research staff and faculty on a variety of ongoing research projects, clinical studies, and lecture presentations, including preparing camera-ready artwork for publications or presentations and other reports for various administrative/operational, clinical, and research purposes following approved policies and procedures. Effectively communicates and interacts with all members of the research and data management team, clinical staff, and others to obtain data and generate various reports from the data. Communicates with fellow coordinators from other Center departments. Requires the ability to communicate clearly in written form and by verbal means either person-to-person or by telephone.
4. Actively participates in quality assurance checks of all data. This includes verification of information noted on the forms and recorded in the computer database(s) for internal and external consistency, communication with faculty and staff from around the institution to resolve data issues, and clear documentation of the process and outcome as per approved policies and procedures. This also includes ensuring the accuracy and completeness of all data reports/data extractions.
5. Trains other data management staff following relevant policies and procedures on aspects related to the data collection process, sources of data, data dictionary, quality assurance, and other relevant details. Requires the ability to communicate clearly in written form and by verbal means either person-to-person or by telephone.

Other duties as assigned

Onsite Presence: Is Not Required

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree with a major in Computer Science, Statistics or related field.

Required Experience:

Five years of experience in database design and management. With preferred degree, three years of experience is required. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis.

Preferred Experience/Skills:

Quick learner who listens and thinks outside the box, works independently and manages multiple moving parts in an efficient and effective manner while keeping things on his/her radar screen. Attentive to details, compliance and quality, good team player. Prior experience managing large datasets in the healthcare field; ideally a public health background with statistical knowledge; SQL experience preferred.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 145681
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
  • Work Week: Days
  • Fund Type: Soft
  • Remote Work: Remote (within Texas only)
  • Pivotal Position: No
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 52,000
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 65,000
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 78,000
  • Science Jobs: No