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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.
The Natural History Museum (NHM) in London, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has launched the DeWorm3 project, which is currently undertaking a five-year multi-country trial to determine the feasibility of interrupting the transmission of soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH), and to develop cost-effective strategies for scaling up STH elimination programmes. The DeWorm3 project is supported by several Support Units, including the Clinical Trials and Implementation Science Support Unit housed in the Global Health Department at the University of Washington.
We are seeking a highly experienced and proactive Temporary Data Manager to develop a multi-year data management plan that successfully enables the harmonised collection, cleaning, sharing and storage of data across multiple trial sites and partners to ensure the evidence required to determine the feasibility of eliminating STH. The successful applicant will be working within the DeWorm3 Team at UW and NHM and collaborating with a variety of groups, including the Institute for Translational Health Sciences at UW, and the Open Data and Informatics group and Technology Solutions Department at NHM in the interface between scientific research, statistical analysis, and informatics. The applicant should have an excellent understanding of data management, preferably from similar work in resource-limited settings.
This is a temporary position based at the University of Washington, with extension beyond the initial term and relocation to London (if desired) negotiable based on performance.
With input from the Principal Investigator and the Clinical Trials and Implementation Science Support Unit, develop a multi-year data management plan that successfully enables the collection, cleaning, sharing and storage of data, across multiple trial sites and partners, into a harmonised data repository to ensure the evidence to determine the feasibility of eliminating STH.
Develop and test a database in REDCap or other platform to store and manage data from the clinical trial.
Work with the DeWorm3 team and partner project managers to ensure strict adherence to the respective trial site protocols, standard operating procedures, and case reporting forms to ensure collection of high quality and accurate data.
Communicate effectively with the DeWorm3 team and partner project managers to ensure relevant queries are addressed in order to ensure consistent data cleaning in line with best practice.
In line with DeWorm3 project site contracts, including data sharing clauses, ensure timely entry and storage of data in a harmonised data repository specific to the DeWorm3 project.
In line with the DeWorm3 management team, ensure timely preparation of data sets for analysis according to defined statistical analysis plans.
When necessary, prepare presentations of the DeWorm3 data management system for relevant stakeholders.
Prepare and contribute to training of trial site partners to ensure consistent, high quality and timely data collection, cleaning, and sharing.
| REQUIREMENTS |
1. Educated to a minimum of Master's level (or equivalent experience) in statistical and/or computer sciences, with a publication record commensurate with the level of experience. Ideally, previous involvement in biomedical research, most preferably in resource-limited settings.
2. Minimum three years' work experience managing data repositories, scientific data management systems, and/or informatics software for research projects.
3. Highly skilled in management of large, preferably scientific data sets with a track record of robust and successful implementation of standardized data collection and handling, e.g. case reporting forms, data cleaning, sharing and storage procedures, and/or statistical analysis plans.
4. Highly experienced in data collection software and use of mobile devices for accurate and consistent data collection, most preferably from field trials in resource-limited settings.
5. Experience in scientific computing (e.g. R statistical computing, QGIS) is desirable.
6. Comfortable working with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds and proficiency levels, as well as with project teams drawn from a variety of disciplines, including IT staff, scientists, technicians and other software engineers.
7. The ability to articulate ideas and results to colleagues and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. through the development of technical documentation and presentations for relevant stakeholders).
8. Flexible and positive attitude with a desire to create new opportunities and think creatively about challenges.
9. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
10. Understanding of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) or other infectious diseases is preferable.
11. Proficiency in French is preferable.
| Due to the multi-country nature of the project, the successful applicant for this role may, at times, be required to work hours that span the work day in several locations (i.e. beginning at 6am PST). International travel (up to 10-15%) will also be required as part of the role. |
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