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The purpose of this position is to serve as the data manager and programmer for an epidemiologic study of the relationship between breast composition, hormones, and breast cancer. In this role, the data manager/programmer will be expected to manage the acquisition, collation, storage, and documentation of study datasets, conduct data cleaning analyses, create new variables, and conduct statistical analyses under the direction of the study's faculty investigators.
This position is with a small, independent research group within the Department of Radiology Epidemiology Research Team. The data manager/programmer will be expected to interact with multiple groups to receive/deliver study datasets, including a clinical research coordinator within the study team, data analysts from other UNC research groups, and data analysts from other institutions. Additionally, the data manager/programmer will be expected to clean and analyze novel data generated by this study as well as existing datasets. Accordingly, the data manager/programmer should be able to comprehensively clean and prepare data for integration into larger datasets in use for the study.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
This position requires knowledge of applied aspects of research data management, basic concepts in observational and clinical research design, statistical programming, and protection of human subjects' data. Previous experience managing and analyzing data for health research and proficiency with statistical programming software (e.g., SAS, Stata, etc.) is essential.
Preferred candidates will have two or more years of full-time experience as a data manager and/or statistical programmer in a professional setting, preferably in support of social science, epidemiologic, or clinical research. Preferred candidates will also have a graduate degree (preferred) or graduate level coursework in one or more of the following disciplines: data management, programming, informatics, statistics or epidemiology.
The ideal data manager/programmer will exhibit excellent communication skills, a passion for developing professional expertise, the ability to process complex information, and the ability to provide information to others in ways that are productive. Additionally, preferred candidates will demonstrate competent academic writing skills to support participation in abstract, manuscript, and grant preparation.
The successful candidate must have the desire and confidence to serve as the research team's data leader: they must be able to work independently, have well-developed critical thinking skills, and be able to engage in data investigation and problem-solving with minimal oversight.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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