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Job Title: Senior Research Data Manager

Job Description: We are presently seeking a full-time Senior Research Data Manager to work with our internationally recognized, multidisciplinary health policy and clinical outcomes research team at the Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research (OrACORe) as well as the Policy and Innovation eValuation in Orthopaedic Treatments (PIVOT) Center, both in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The incumbent will be essential to the research operations of OrACORe/PIVOT and will be an integral member of the centers.

The Senior Research Data Manager will work directly with the Principal Investigators of the centers, as well as numerous other faculty and staff members, to conduct clinical research from involving musculoskeletal conditions. Data will be collected as part of multicenter clinical trials and observational registries and the incumbent will guide the data coordinating aspects of our centers. Primary job functions will include oversight of data coordinating center activities with focus on: data collection system development; supervising the development and maintenance of Data Management Procedures manual; developing the system for data quality assurance; oversight of formulation and dissemination of high-level summary reports on study progress. Additional responsibilities include participation in investigators meetings, protocol development, updating and refining the processes for analytic datasets.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

  1. Developing, organizing, creating, and maintaining study databases/data collection systems using REDCap
  2. Creating and running the Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) report including tables, figures, listings.
  3. Collaborating with clinical investigators and senior project biostatisticians in development of statistical analysis plan, data analysis, and preparation of tables and figures for study manuscripts. Helping with manuscript review and validation of data abstraction.
  4. Developing, coding, running, and distributing reports used in study management, including reports for data querying and cleaning, study monitoring, analyses, and data quality checking.
  5. Developing specifications based on study protocol and write code to calculate derived variables and collaborate with the other statisticians to cross-check and update code as necessary.
  6. Writing code to extract data from REDCap Electronic Data Capture System and maintain internal data files for use in reporting and analysis
  7. Providing user support for REDCap systems for site coordinators and study investigators, including development of training materials. Working with coordinators and study investigators to resolve data queries in REDCap.
  8. Generating custom and/or deidentified datasets for data repositories, ancillary studies, and/or public distribution.
  9. Collaborating with statisticians to maintain code base. Create and maintain documentation of datasets and data processes.
  10. Working on optimization and automation of coding, reports, and data processes.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Leadership skills, experience in supervision of data management personnel
  • At least 7 years of experience with database management or data processing experience
  • High proficiency in statistical computing; SAS programming skills desired
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail and process oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, including both long-term and term and short-term projects
  • Ability to learn to use new software programs

Required Skillsets:

  • Must be flexible to accommodate a diverse work-flow
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Intellectual independence and initiative
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work as a team member and independently
  • Proficient with standard office software (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as Internet applications) and the ability to learn new computer applications
  • Interest in public health, biostatistics, epidemiology, health policy, medicine, and/or computer science

To apply, submit your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript to the following web portal:

Complete applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until this position is filled. We strongly suggest that applicants submit their materials as soon as possible.


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