Data Management Specialist

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Job Title:

Data Management Specialist

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Lexington, KY

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3 yrs

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Physical Requirements:

Sitting for long periods of time & repetitive motion


Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Job Summary:

The Markey Cancer Center is seeking an experienced data management specialist to facilitate the collection, integration, and utilization of data supporting a broad range of cancer research efforts. The position is responsible for analyzing data procurement workflows and implementing optimal methods to ensure accurate and timely capture of data that will be integrated into Markey’s Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC). Duties include developing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for CRDC processes as well as the collection and management of annotations for biospecimens. Activities will include performing data quality assurance audits and reviews. The position may also assist in the data management activities in support of clinical trials and Markey’s Molecular Tumor Boards. The ideal candidate should have experience in managing biomedical data, performing data quality assurance, and SOP development. Existing knowledge of biomedical data and cancer research is also desirable.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

SQL, REDCap, open source software and database development, Linux operating systems

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Master’s degree & 5 or more years of related experience

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/14/2021
Application Due: 5/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time