Department of Global and Community Health - Research Database Manager

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Oct 14, 2022
Jan 26, 2023
Full Time
"Research Database ManagerThe George Mason University, College of Health and Human Services, invites applications for the position of Research Database Manager for the Department of Global and Community Health. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Department: CHHS is the "health college" of George Mason University. It is where health research meets health practice and service delivery. By integrating our educational programs, our clinical and community-based research, and our community engagement efforts, CHHS strives to provide a rigorous and innovative learning experience for our students, to be a major provider of the health care workforce in northern Virginia, and to produce new knowledge to address critical health and social issues in policy and practice, while both faculty and students are actively engaged in improving the health and well-being of people both locally and globally. Responsibilities: This position will perform data management responsibilities on large scale, complex, longitudinal clinical studies. The candidate will support human subjects investigations of environmental exposure and genetic factors that influence pregnancy outcomes and child health. This position will work to support best practices for reproducible data and helping to provide oversight for banked biospecimens. The database platform is used by faculty, students and approved collaborators. This will be a Mason/INOVA collaboration.The Research Database Manager is responsible for database development, curation, management, preparation of analytic files with supporting documentation for specific research initiatives, and working closely with the laboratory manager in maintaining linked biospecimen inventories; Use best practices in use of protected health information to develop and maintain a health and biospecimen database and data dictionary for at least 4,000 family triads (mother, father, child) followed over time (including clinical, demographic, and environmental information) and approximately 400,000 biospecimens, and align with organizational information technology management requirements;In collaboration with other team members, develop and implement SOPs for processing and fulfilling data file requests and for ongoing quality control procedures;Track proposed research applications across human subjects and data sharing processes;Ensure approved users (faculty, students and staff) have met appropriate credentials for data access; andCollect user feedback to proactively identify limitations of existing database and database management inventory and recommend adjustments as needed.Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in biostatistics, health informatics, public health, data sciences or a closely related analytical/quantitative discipline and prior experience (generally 3+ years) working with research, clinical and/or electronic health record (EHR) data; or, any equivalent combination of related education and experience;Experience with best practices for data base management, data cleaning, data linking and relational databases;Experience working with Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) databases;Experience writing requirements documentation, design specifications and test cases;Ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical staff clearly; both oral and written; andAbility to learn quickly, multitask and work independently.Preferred Qualifications: Graduate degree in related field with 1 year experience;Experience working with human subjects data;Experience in creating, reviewing and editing written summaries of data reports;Experience in developing and implementing data validation processes for clinical and/or epidemiologic studies;Experience handling multiple project requests simultaneously; andExperience with longitudinal study databases."

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload (1) a cover letter, (2) a resume, and (3) a list of three professional references with contact information. Also, please include (4) a diversity statement summarizing the extent to which you have worked with any individuals from underrepresented groups and how you helped them identify and overcome barriers to success (as Other Doc).

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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