Data Management Specialist

Brown University

Job Description:

The Center for Gerontology & Health Care Research is seeking a data management specialist.  This position will develop, execute, and maintain core data management services for large-scale, data-intensive research within the Center for Gerontology & Health Care Research (CGHCR) at Brown University. This position will assist the Director Information Services across a range of data management activities serving faculty, staff and trainees. This position works with sensitive data under the supervision of the Director.

The position will support managing sensitive and confidential electronic data and ensure accuracy of data.  The position will be responsible for assisting in the maintenance, implementation and support of data management, assessment, and instruction that requires data entry.

The ideal candidate will be a quick and eager learner; be flexible, detail-oriented, organized, service-oriented, and resourceful; have excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills; and have specific experience and expertise in research projects programming and utilizing survey software (e.g., REDCap, Qualtrics), statistical software (e.g., SAS, Stata, R), relational database management systems (e.g., Access, SQL), Windows infrastructure (file systems, security), and software support.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in computer related field and 3+ years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience managing a variety of types of human subject’s data (both primary and secondary data), including study participant location and contact data
  • Experience creating and maintaining database and participant tracking systems
  • Strong software proficiency required (SAS required; Stata, R, Python helpful; software development experience required) with willingness to learn and utilize new software applications as needed
  • Strong attention to detail, high level of organization required

Job Competencies

  • Ability to work effectively on multiple projects at the same time with minimal supervision, including setting priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Effective at communicating with audiences whose statistical and technical backgrounds vary widely
  • Efficient time management skills
  • Knowledge of public health research; research study design; participant location, recruitment, and retention
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of  June 30, 2026, which may be extended based upon available funding.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University. This is a hybrid position.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Data Management Specialist

Center for Gerontology & Health Care Research

Grade 10

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

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Position Work Location:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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