Data Manager (Part-Time) - Department of Psychology

Washington D.C.
Aug 21, 2017
Nov 01, 2017
Full Time
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Georgetown University Early Learning Project ( focuses on children under 5 years of age because this is a time of rapid development in many domains. We are particularly interested in how children pick up information from multiple sources around them.  For this reason we have a number of ongoing projects examining learning and memory, the role of bilingual exposure, parent-child interactions, and learning from media.

The Data Manager will join our newly funded CAFÉ consortium project examining media exposure during early childhood. S/he coordinates shared protocols across the CAFÉ consortium and completes regular data inspection across multiple platforms. The data manager assists with hypothesis testing, creates algorithms to analyze complex data streams, and coordinates with other PIs to ensure data sharing agreements and protocols are in place and followed.  Working with other technology providers who have expertise in data integration, online survey collection, and passive sensing apps, the Data Manager has duties that include but are limited to:

  • Partakes in administrative duties including preparation of data sharing protocols and implementation of those protocols.
  • Develops algorithms to process complex data streams including collation and integration of time use data, survey data and app data.
  • Inspects data in data integration site.
  • Conducts hypothesis testing and data visualization in data integration site and additional statistical analysis using R, python and SPSS as needed.
  • Participates in team meetings, answering logistical questions.   
  • Contacts and coordinates with other technology providers and PIs.
  • Participates in team meetings and answers general questions from the team on a day-to-day basis.


  • Bachelors of Science in computer science or related field from a 4-year college
  • Prior data management experience working within a research setting or a commercial setting
  • Expertise in data science and computer programming
  • Ability to create algorithms to analyze complex data streams including data from questionnaires, time use diaries, and mobile phone apps
  • Experience with statistical software (SPSS, R, and python) is preferred

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