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Position: Data Manager - Research Associate
Institution: University of Cambridge
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Duties: Create and maintain databases for the tracking of samples, biological assays and all associated data. Monitor, collate, QC and distribute data produced through biological assays. Assist in sample selection through the production of 'pick-lists' and manifests. Working with key stakeholders to resolve data errors/inconsistencies/anomalies. General project administration (e.g. contribution to reports)
Requirements: Relevant degree PhD in Mathematics or similar numerical based discipline or equivalent qualification or have equivalent experience. Experience of code writing in statistical packages such as SAS or STATA (or other equivalent statistical software). Knowledge of general principles of good clinical/research practice (e.g. confidentiality, data protection, consent)
   
Text: Data Manager - Research Associate (Fixed Term) We seek to recruit an experienced data manager to the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit (CEU) in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge. The CEU is an internationally recognised interdisciplinary research Unit, currently comprising ~70 staff, which leads a portfolio of international epidemiology studies and trials. The post holder's main focus will be to develop databases to track biological samples, assays and data across these studies. Key examples of the studies the post-holder will work with include: INTERVAL: a 50,000 participant of English blood donors COMPARE: a 30,000 participant of English blood donors BELIEVE: a 20,000 participant household survey in Bangladesh BRAVE: a 16,000 participant case-control study of vascular events in Bangladesh MAVERIK: a case-control study of vascular events in Malaysia The CEU now has > 1 million biological samples in storage, with this number expected to double over the next three years, with many millions of data-points created from the biological assays conducted on these samples. It will therefore be vital for the post-holder to be able to assimilate outputs and data from sample storage facilities and laboratories into the CEU's databases. The post-holder will be expected to: (i) create and maintain databases for the tracking of samples, biological assays and all associated data in CEU-led studies; (ii) monitor, collate, QC and distribute data produced through biological assays and; (iii) assist in sample selection for assays through the production of 'pick-lists' and manifests. The post-holder will work closely with the Head of Operations, Laboratory Manager and Data Management Team and will liaise with academics in the CEU as required. The post-holder will be expected to have: (i) relevant qualifications (e.g. degree in mathematics); (ii) experience using SAS, STATA or other relevant software; (iii) experience of working with large data-sets and; (iv) excellent communication skills. Key Responsibilities: Create and maintain databases for the tracking of samples, biological assays and all associated data. Monitor, collate, QC and distribute data produced through biological assays. Assist in sample selection through the production of 'pick-lists' and manifests. Working with key stakeholders to resolve data errors/inconsistencies/anomalies. General project administration (e.g. contribution to reports). Education and Qualifications: Relevant degree PhD in Mathematics or similar numerical based discipline or equivalent qualification or have equivalent experience. Relevant Experience: Experience of code writing in statistical packages such as SAS or STATA (or other equivalent statistical software). Knowledge of general principles of good clinical / research practice (e.g. confidentiality, data protection, consent). Appointment at research associate is dependent on having a PhD or equivalent experience is recognised Informal enquiries can be made to Liza Clarke ( lmc79@medschl.cam.ac.uk ) or telephone 01223 748622. Location of post: Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge, CB1 8RN (approx. 2 miles south of city centre) Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2020 in the first instance. To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. Closing Date: 7th November 2017 Interviews expected to take place week commencing 13th November 2017 Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager. Please quote reference RH13565 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Further information Further Particulars Apply online Department/Location Department of Public Health and Primary Care Salary £31,604-£38,833 Reference RH13565 Category Research Published 9 October 2017 Closing date 7 November 2017
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