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The Department of Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the schools of Medicine and Public Health, with a mandate to harness the expertise and interdisciplinary power of all UW schools and colleges. Our mission is to improve health for all through research, education, training, and service; to understand and address the causes of disease and health inequities at multiple levels; and to collaborate with partners to develop and sustain locally-led, quality health systems, programs and policies. Driven by tremendous interest among both students and faculty, the Department has grown explosively to more than 400 graduate students and hundreds more undergraduates. We have more than 380 faculty and 1,000 staff working on projects across 130 countries with our deepest ties in United States, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Mozambique, India, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nicaragua. At the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. The Department recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability, and age. The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
This position will sit in the Global Center for the Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children (Global WACh) that is based in the University of Washington Departments of Global Health, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Pediatrics. Our mission is to make scientific discoveries, cultivate leaders, and bridge disciplines to advance the tightly connected health and well-being of women, adolescents, and children. Global WACh brings together expertise in maternal health from the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, neonatal and child health expertise from the Department of Pediatrics, and vast experience working in infectious disease, health metrics and evaluation, education, clinical research, and service delivery within the Department of Global Health. These disciplines combine under a methodology that views women, children, and adolescents as three populations interconnected along a shared life course.
Position purpose and complexities The Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children (Global WACh) is seeking to hire a highly experienced and proactive, full-time (100% FTE) Data Manager to support studies focused on COVID-19 and pregnancy. The Data Manager will work on studies based in King County, Washington focused on SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in pregnancy within Global WACh including studies evaluating seroprevalence in pregnant women, household transmission and antibody responses in household members, as well as transplacental transfer and durability of maternally derived antibodies in mothers and infants. Specifically, this position will 1) support implementation of data collection activities and 2) support data management processes, including data cleaning, quality control, and assembly and organization of longitudinal datasets for implementation and analysis.
The position will work under the supervision of Dr. Alison Drake, Assistant Professor in Global Health, and Dr. Sylvia LaCourse, Assistant Professor in Medicine (Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) and Global Health at the University of Washington. The Research Coordinator will also work closely with collaborators within the Departments of OB/GYN, Pediatrics, and Lab Medicine.
The successful applicant will maintain a proactive and forward-thinking approach to data management and data quality that includes an equity-focused lens that will help the research team fulfil its commitment to equitable access and use of the data generated from our research. The applicant should have significant experience in and comfort with the management and manipulation of large and complex datasets, preferably from prospective clinical research studies or trials.
Strong communication skills, prior experience managing and analyzing complex, longitudinal data in Stata (or R), strong familiarity with REDCap, and interest in pregnancy and neonatal health are desired. Some assistance with general study coordination activities will also be requested.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Data management (40%)
Work with the central team at UW to ensure harmonized collection, cleaning, sharing, and storage of data.
Maintain and adapt databases for implementation of field-based activities
Help develop, maintain, bench-test, and debug electronic data collection forms, platforms, and monitoring systems
Maintain the central repository of data collection forms and version control
Assemble (merge), clean, and analyze longitudinal datasets resulting
Organize trial data storage, version control, and archiving
Contribute to manuscript/abstract writing
Data quality monitoring and assurance (40%)
Independently monitor incoming study data; Maintain a proactive and forward-thinking approach to data quality
Develop, run, and maintain quality assurance code and generate queries in a timely and consistent manner to meet project timelines
Review query responses and error resolution forms submitted by Study Coordinators or PIs; write and run cleaning code when queries are resolved; maintain audit trail for data cleaning
Generate reports to assist the team in inventory and tracking of clinical samples and laboratory test results
Manage the overall data quality and data cleaning process to ensure high quality data are ready for subsequent activities, reporting and data cuts for analyses
Track and document recurring issues in data collection or cleaning; Advise on updates to data collection tools, Standard Operating Procedures and training materials to prevent recurrence of documented issues
Present progress updates in weekly data team meetings and provide written summaries as needed
Other study activities (20%)
Work closely with investigators and operations team to deliver project goals and meet deadlines
Present progress updates in weekly data team meetings and provide written summaries as needed
Contribute to generation of study reports, presentations and data visualizations as needed
Work with central and site teams to ensure collection of high quality and accurate data
Participate in weekly data and logistics meetings and present updates
POSITION REQUIREMENTS/DEGREE EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree (MS or MPH) in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or relevant field with at least two years of experience in data management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong programming skills in Stata, including managing and analyzing longitudinal data
Excellent organizational and project management skills
Ability to work independently
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced research environment and collaboratively as a member of a multi-disciplinary scientific team
Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Proficiency in other programming languages, e.g. SAS or R
Experience with data quality assurance and quality control activities
Experience with clinical trials and/or longitudinal biomedical dataExcellent computer skills with knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
Excellent judgment and interpersonal skills with proven ability for effective cross-cultural communication
Experience with REDCap
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Due to COVID-19, primary work location may initially be remote. When on-site work resumes, primary work location will be at the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health on the University of Washington Campus. The Research Coordinator will have a designated work space in the GWACh work area.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: The Department of Global Health recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability, and age. The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
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