Data Manager Job Careers – Medical Research Council (MRC UK)

Job Title:  Data
Organization:  MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
Duty Station:
Masaka, Uganda
Position Code:
DM -320
Reports to: Head
of Data Management
About US:
The Medical Research Council (MRC UK) is an
internationally recognised centre of excellence with dominant research themes in
the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines and immunity, and chronic
diseases and cancer. Through a multidisciplinary approach, intersecting basic
science, epidemiological research, social-behavioural research and the conduct
of new intervention evaluation studies, the Unit contributes knowledge on
changing epidemics and diseases, the evaluation of innovative health care
options, treatment and prevention and the development of health policy and
practice in Africa and worldwide. Following the signing of strategic transfer agreements
between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the 
Medical Research
Council (MRC UK), the Unit formally joined LSHTM on 1st February 2018. 
The exciting new
partnership will boost research capacity into current and emerging health issues
in Africa and throughout the world. The Unit is based at the UVRI Entebbe
campus with established outposts in Kalungu, Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala Districts. 
Job Summary:   To design data entry programs, set up study
databases for projects and carry out data management by cleaning and checking
the data. The position provides simple summary statistics, listings and results
from the database.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       To design the
trial database.
·       To coordinate
data activities for the multi country trial.
·       Participate in review of non-electronic data.
·       To prepare
reports to identify and resolve discrepancies, missing records/data and other
problems with the data.
·       To supervise
Data Management Assistants and ensure accurate and timely data entry and
query resolution.
·       To run simple
analyses such as merging and appending files.
·       Participate in
developing the data management section of the study specific procedures
manual (SSP), forms and SOPs.
·       To spearhead
validation of the database.
·       To spearhead the
trial data documentation i.e. Data Management plan, SOP’s, data
·       To train and
mentor Data Management Assistants and site data teams.
·       To compile study
progress reports for all sites.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal
candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree
in a data-related field (e.g. IT, Statistics, database programming, Software
engineering, computer science, Quantitative economics).
·       Numerate and
literate with 2 years of clinical trials experience of working with data
·       At least 2 years
of practical ex
perience working
as a Data Manager
·       Experience of
having worked extensively with one or two studies, showing the desire
and aptitude for the management of data
within those studies
·       Knowledge of GCP
and GCP-compliant database software, e.g. OpenClinica
& randomization
·       Use of
Statistical analysis software e.g. Stata, SPSS or EpiInfo; programming and
database design skills; Lab Data Management
systems such as LIMs and Freezer work is desired.
How to Apply:
Fill an online form
accordingly by following the link below and there after submit your application
documents to the e-mail below:
Data Manager: Click Here
Filling the form
more than once will lead to automatic disqualification. High level of integrity
while filling the form is required and will be considered during shortlisting.
Please email your
application to recruitment@mrcuganda.org Applications should include academic
documents, a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact and three traceable professional
references. Combine all application documentation into one PDF document.
Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted for interview. This position is open to Ugandan
nationals only.
NB: Please
quote the following position code in the subject line of the email:
 Data Manager: DM -320
Strictly follow the
application procedure as failure to do so will lead to automatic disqualification
of your application.
The applications
should be addressed to:
The Human Resource
and Administration Manager,
Uganda Research Unit,
P.O. Box, 49,
Entebbe, Uganda.
Any form of lobbying
at any stage will lead to automatic disqualification. By submitting your personal
information, you consent to the MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
holding and using it in accordance with its recruitment policy and procedure.
The Unit reserves the right to verify documents attached with the relevant
awarding institutions to authenticate their validity.
Uganda research Unit is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse
work force and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.
Deadline: 13th
March 2020 by 5:00pm
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