<p><strong>Overview</strong><br />The Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR) has an opening for a data manager to provide professional research support to multiple research studies evaluating a parenting program for military families. This involves managing large multi-source, multi-site, and multi-year datasets. The data manager will be responsible for implementing data management infrastructures and protocols, as well as overseeing data collection, organization, and scoring. The data manager will also ensure compliance with regard to the use of human subject data. This individual will also have a role in analyzing study data and preparing written products for dissemination.<br /><br /><strong>Responsibilities</strong><br /><br />Research Data Management (65%)<br />• Manage day-to-day activities of multiple research projects with regard to data organization and management<br />• Oversee and coordinate data activities, including organization, cleaning, scoring, and entry<br />• Apply advanced research knowledge and techniques to establish and maintain multiple data management infrastructures; identify resources needed to meet study data management goals<br />• Determine data to be collected based on understanding of study goals<br />• Formulate, implement, and enforce proper data entry and storage policies and procedures<br />• Track collection and entry of quantitative data from research subjects across multiple sites<br />• Oversee program activities to ensure compliance with University and federal policies with regard to the management of human subjects data<br />• Troubleshoot data submission errors and data error issues<br />• Manage data requests and serve as resource for questions about existing data and data analysis<br /><br />Research Analysis and Writing (25%)<br />• Interpret and synthesize data from multi-year randomized controlled trials in order to draw conclusions with regard to study goals and hypotheses<br />• Collaborate in writing journal articles and other materials to disseminate study findings<br />• Prepare and write progress reports, summary reports, research briefs, and manuscripts reports to funding agencies<br />• Communicate data analysis results via written reports and presentations to other members of the research team at regular meetings<br /><br />Supervision (10%)<br />• Lead, train, and coordinate staff involved in data entry and scoring. This involves supervision of undergraduate volunteers, research assistants, and graduate research assistants who each work approximately 10 hours per week<br />• Manage workloads for data staff; recruit additional staff and volunteers as needed to meet study goals<br /><br />This position is posted as full-time. However, it does have the potential to also be part-time for interested applicants.</p>
<p><strong>Required Qualifications: </strong></p><ul><li>B.A./B.S. in psychology or related field plus 6 years of experience, or advanced degree plus four years of experience.</li><li>Experience with data management systems (Qualtrics, Excel)</li><li>Experience with data analysis tools (SPSS, Mplus, R, etc.)</li><li>Experience with research on children and families</li></ul><p><strong>Preferred Qualifications:</strong></p><ul><li>Ph.D. in related field (psychology, child psychology, family social science, or related)</li><li>Experience with research on military families</li><li>Experience with prevention research</li><li>Knowledge of HIPAA, clinical trials regulations, and other data management restrictions and best practices</li><li>Ability to strategically develop, implement, and maintain a data management plan</li><li>Ability to collaborate and coordinate with other project staff</li><li>Proactive problem-solving skills</li><li>Strong organizational skills</li><li>Excellent written and verbal communications with diverse audiences</li></ul>
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