Data Manager/Programmer

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Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleSoc/Clin Research Specialist - JourneyWorking TitleData Manager/ProgrammerPosition Number20034257Vacancy IDP012046Budgeted Hiring Range$50,145 - $58,350Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade EquivalentGN11Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time Time-LimitedIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointment3 yearsHours per week40Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Department Name and NumberRadiology - Research-412802Date First Posted10/20/2020Closing Date11/09/2020Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryResearch ProfessionalsDepartment Description

This position is located with the Epidemiology Research Team in the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology. The department’s mission is to: provide excellent and compassionate care to patients; educate medical students with basic imaging knowledge; train future academic and private practice radiologists; and engage in basic and clinical research.
In accordance with that mission, the Epidemiology Research Team is a Radiology research group that conducts clinical and population-based research on cancer risk factors, cancer screening, and health services topics related to radiologic imaging.
We are currently seeking a data manager/programmer to work with the Epidemiology Research Team on an NIH-funded study of the relationship between mammographic breast composition, hormones, and breast cancer.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description

The purpose of this position is to serve as the data manager and programmer for an epidemiologic study of the relationship between breast composition, hormones, and breast cancer. In this role, the data manager/programmer will be expected to manage the acquisition, collation, storage, and documentation of study datasets, conduct data cleaning analyses, create new variables, and conduct statistical analyses under the direction of the study’s faculty investigators.

This position is with a small, independent research group within the Department of Radiology Epidemiology Research Team. The data manager/programmer will be expected to interact with multiple groups to receive/deliver study datasets, including a clinical research coordinator within the study team, data analysts from other UNC research groups, and data analysts from other institutions. Additionally, the data manager/programmer will be expected to clean and analyze novel data generated by this study as well as existing datasets. Accordingly, the data manager/programmer should be able to comprehensively clean and prepare data for integration into larger datasets in use for the study.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

This position requires knowledge of applied aspects of research data management, basic concepts in observational and clinical research design, statistical programming, and protection of human subjects’ data. Previous experience managing and analyzing data for health research and proficiency with statistical programming software (e.g., SAS, Stata, etc.) is essential.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred candidates will have two or more years of full-time experience as a data manager and/or statistical programmer in a professional setting, preferably in support of social science, epidemiologic, or clinical research. Preferred candidates will also have a graduate degree (preferred) or graduate level coursework in one or more of the following disciplines: data management, programming, informatics, statistics or epidemiology.

The ideal data manager/programmer will exhibit excellent communication skills, a passion for developing professional expertise, the ability to process complex information, and the ability to provide information to others in ways that are productive. Additionally, preferred candidates will demonstrate competent academic writing skills to support participation in abstract, manuscript, and grant preparation.

The successful candidate must have the desire and confidence to serve as the research team’s data leader: they must be able to work independently, have well-developed critical thinking skills, and be able to engage in data investigation and problem-solving with minimal oversight.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental RequirementsPosition/Schedule RequirementsPosition AttributesStimulus/ARRA FundedNoQuick Link of Human Resources Contact Information

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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
    Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Social/Clinical Research Specialist position.
      • Bachelor's in a discipline related to the field assigned and at least 1 year of related training or experience.
      • Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate in an unrelated field and at least 5 years of related training and/or experience.
      • Master's and/or Doctorate in a discipline related to the field assigned.
      • Associate's in a discipline related to the field assigned and at least 3 years of related training or experience.
      • Combination of post-high school education and experience to equal at least 5 years of experience related to the field assigned (ex: 1 year towards a degree and 4 years experience).
      • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and related experience to equal at least 9 years (ex. 3 years of high school and 6 years of experience).
      • None of the above
    2. * Please describe a past or current work experience or project that reflects your organizational skills and detail orientation.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Describe your computer skills with regard to Microsoft products such as Word and Excel, database software, and statistical analysis packages.

      (Open Ended Question)

    4. * Do you have experience with data management and clinical research methods? If yes, please indicate the number of years of experience you have had and briefly describe the types of activities you typically performed.

      (Open Ended Question)




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