The Department of Health Services Management and Policy at the East Tennessee State University College of Public Health is recruiting a full-time Associate Director for Research and Data Management. The position will be responsible for developing, managing, and supporting the data infrastructure for a multi-year research and evaluation project focused on reducing unintended pregnancy and expanded access to reproductive health services. This position will be responsible for maintaining effective communication with project leaders and key partners and will serve as the first point of contact for questions from the study sites regarding data elements for the population based outcomes and provider projects.
Direct the design, development, implementation and maintenance of a data infrastructure, including secure storage, across multiple projects.
Manage data acquisition, storage, cleaning, coding, and linkage of complex data across multiple projects; assure successful completion of all data management activities.
Create research databases across multiple projects; oversee effective and timely operation of research data systems.
Perform data extraction and reporting across multipe project.
Conduct research studies and analysis of project data.
Collaborate with researchers in report generation for granting agency, as well as manuscript preparation for publication. Assist with report generation and presentation of findings.
Maintain effective communication with project leaders and key partners in other states, including state and local health departments, community health centers, and health care providers.
Interpret and apply research policies and procedures, and maintain compliance with University, state and federal policies and guidelines for data security and management
Travel to and participate in on-site data collection sessions in South Carolina.
Ensure expenditures are within budgeted amounts.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of quantitative research and evaluation methodologies for the social sciences.
Ability to use SAS, STATA, or R statistical software packages for data management and analysis.
Knowledge of relational database management systems and SQL language.
Knowledge of computers including word processing, presentation, data entry and analysis software.
Ability to comprehend and prepare complex data for analysis and reporting.
Knowledge of electronic health record software, statistical software, spreadsheet and word processing software.
Knowledge of technical writing, budgeting, and program evaluation.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to prepare manuscripts and evaluation reports for publication and dissemination.
Ability to coordinate multiple resources and tasks.
Master’s degree, preferably in Public Health/Social Sciences, statistics, or a related field; training in research methodology and statistical analysis; two to three years of experience in research project data management preferred; previous experience in a university environment preferred.