3 Data Manager Job Placements – MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Organization:  MRC/UVRI
and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Position Code: DM
-720
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: The
Data Manager will manage data for allocated studies. Mainly responsible for
providing complete & clean data sets to the statistician, provide weekly
reports on study progress and conduct basic data analysis.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Adhere
to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the data management of the studies they
are working on.
·       
Design/program
the Database Management Information System for their studies, and create database
tables.
·       
Resolve
problems that may occur during the data entry.
·       
Run
reports to identify and solve discrepancies, missing records/data and other
problems with the data in the databases.
·       
Ensure
that data corrections received are updated on the main database.
·       
Ensure
adequate backups of the data exist on external drives and servers, and are available
in case of problems.
·       
Run
simple analyses such as: merging and appending files, calculating new
variables, obtaining line lists and frequencies, and graphs.
·       
Organise
the results of these analyses into a presentable format (reports) to pass to
the Principal Investigator (PI).
·       
Extract
data and transform it to a format required by the PI, sponsors or collaborators
·       
To
liaise with the study PI to answer any questions related to the data or
results.
·       
Contribute
to result presentations: Present interim analysis at study meetings.
·       
Ensure
Data Management Assistants (DMAs) have the correct data entry program while entering
their study data,
·       
Supervise
DMAs while entering data for studies they manage.
·       
Staff
appraisal for those supervised.
·       
Mentor/train
Senior Data Management Assistants (SDMAs) and DMAs on database designing and
data checking.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant
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
3 years of practical experience working as a Data Manager.
·       
4 years
working experience as a data entrant may be considered.
·       
2 &
3 years of experience using Redcap & OpenClinica respectively.
·       
Experience
of having worked extensively with one or two studies, showing the desire and
aptitude for the management of data within those studies is desired.
·       
Knowledge
of GCP and GCP-compliant database software.
·       
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:
Follow the link
below to fill a form and submit your application documentation:
The applications
should be addressed to:
The Head of Human
Resources,
MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM
Uganda Research Unit,
P.O. Box, 49,
Entebbe, Uganda.
NB:
·       
Filling
the form more than once will lead to automatic disqualification. High level of
integrity while filling the form is.
·       
Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
·       
This
position is open to Ugandan nationals only.
·       
Strictly
follow the application procedure as failure to do so will lead to automatic
disqualification.
·       
Consider
your application unsuccessful if not contacted within eight (8) weeks after the
closing date of the advert.
·       
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.
·       
MRC/UVRI
and LSHTM 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: 24th July 2020 at 5:00pm
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