RADxUP Data Manager

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?:


Position Title:

Soc/Clin Research Specialist - Contributing

Working Title:

RADxUP Data Manager

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$45,130 - $55,000

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Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Full-Time Time-Limited

If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment:

1 year

Hours per week:


Work Schedule:

Monday- Friday; 8am-5pm
Hours may vary depending on project needs

Department Name and Number:

Globl Hlth and Infect Disease-427801

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Department Description:

The Mission of the Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases is to develop ongoing clinical, educational and research activities focused on the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Working in nine countries, throughout the state, and across campus, the institute’s goals include:
• Executing basic and applied research in infectious diseases and fostering collaboration among other investigators and researchers from both within and outside the University of North Carolina system.
• Coordinating International and community outreach activities with UNC’s School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, and appropriate State agencies.
• Improving clinical care in infectious disease, including activities related to the management of HIV and other infectious diseases, as well as activities related to emerging pathogens, international health issues, and clinical outreach efforts.
• Supporting infectious disease prevention activities, including those with a focus on vaccine development and vaccination practices.

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 RADxUP Data Manager has the primary responsibility for oversight of data collection, reporting, and other data activities that fall within the scope and goals of a UNC award from the NIH’s RADx-UP initiative (https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-assess-expand-covid-19-testing-underserved-communities). This award supports scale-up of COVID-19 testing and rollout of COVID19 vaccines to underserved and historically marginalized populations in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. The Data Manager position is 100% grant-funded for 18 months.

The Data Manager works as part of a team and supports the Principal Investigators, Project Manager, Research Assistants and other research team members in their work. They are responsible for coordinating with RADx-UP project partners to securely abstract, curate, and manage routinely collected program, public health, and electronic medical record data in accordance with protocol specifications in addition to Federal, State and local regulations, including HIPAA, and GCP. The Data Manager also has the primary responsibility for verifying that study data collection documentation is completed in accordance with all applicable regulations and oversees data quality control, review and assessment of key quality indicators, and corrective action planning, as necessary. They will also be responsible for data submission to the RADx-UP Coordination and Data Collection Center and ensuring data sharing and reporting follow sponsor requirements and timelines. This position may also be responsible for other duties, review and resolution of database queries, and maintaining research data tracking tools. Oversite duties include supervision of Research Assistants involved in data collection activities.

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:

• Must be willing and able to travel to off-site locations in the Piedmont region of North Carolina to train, supervise staff, and support data collection, abstraction, and management among study partners, as needed so a valid driver’s license is required.
• Must be willing and able to adjust to varying work/time demands.
• Must have excellent accuracy, attention to detail, and organizational skills.
• Must have very strong computer skills in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel.
• Must have an exceptional ability to communicate and form productive working relationships with a variety of staff and outside sponsors.
• Requires strong oral and written communication skills, cultural competency, and sensitivity to alternate lifestyles.
• Professional experience in data management is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Candidates with the ability to make independent assessments and decisions within the context of protocol, GCP and sponsor requirements are highly preferred.
• Experience in data programming methods strongly preferred.
• Experience with electronic data capture methods strongly preferred.
• Familiarity with REDCap or equivalent research database program is highly preferred.
• At least one (1) year of professional experience in data management is preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications:

Valid NC Driver’s License

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Evening work occasionally, Night work occasionally, Overtime occasionally, Valid NC Driver’s License, Weekend work occasionally

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Job No:
Posted: 5/3/2021
Application Due: 5/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time