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Data Manager

Requisition ID:  5308
Location: 

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date: 

 

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

 

Salary: £30,942.00 - £32,817.00 

Closing Date: 9 November 2020

 

The Role

 

Mobilise-D is an international consortium that aims to revolutionise the assessment of mobility in healthcare using wearable technology. We are looking to recruit a Data Manager to assist with all aspects of data management and to ensure that the data collected as part of the Mobilise-D clinical studies are of the highest possible standard. The Data Manager will be involved with tasks relating to data capture, monitoring, anonymisation, transfer, storage and processing of Mobilise-D datasets. There will be a particular focus on data governance, including compliance with GDPR.

 

Details of the Mobilise-D project can be found on our website (www.mobilise-d.eu).

 

You will need to be educated to at least undergraduate level in a relevant discipline. You will also need to have experience of database design and development, use of statistical software and computing programming tools, and the management of large and complex datasets.

 

You will be highly organised and able to work with minimal supervision. You will be required to work across multi-disciplinary teams with individuals from international partner institutions. Excellent written and oral communication skills are therefore crucial.

 

Developing interventions to improve mobility is one of the greatest challenges in healthcare. To accelerate the development of new treatments, we need better ways to detect and objectively measure change in mobility. Digital technology, including body worn sensors, has the potential to revolutionise the assessment of mobility. The objectives of Mobilise-D are to deliver a real-world digital mobility assessment, to validate digital mobility outcomes in monitoring and predicting clinical outcomes in a variety of disease states, and to obtain regulatory and health stakeholder approval for digital mobility assessment.

 

The Data Manager will be involved with tasks relating to data capture, monitoring, anonymisation, transfer, storage and processing of Mobilise-D datasets. There will be a particular focus on data governance, including compliance with GDPR. The Data Manager will work closely with the team in Newcastle, as well as with our partner institutions responsible for the project data management.v

 

This post is fixed term until 31/03/2024.

 

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Isabel Neatrour at (Isabel.neatrour@newcastle.ac.uk)

 

Key Accountabilities

 

  • Take a major role in assessing and supporting the data management needs of Mobilise-D. Data will be derived from wearable devices and clinical platforms.
  • Develop tools and protocols to ensure that the Mobilise-D data management strategies are appropriate. This includes contributing to data management and data validation plans.
  • Contribute to the continuous development and improvement of quality assurance processes for data management and data governance.
  • Become familiar with the existing Mobilise-D databases and platforms to ensure continuity of technical support. 
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of data acquisition tools to ensure collection of complete and accurate data.
  • Be responsible for data cleaning and data transfer from data management systems to ensure that data are preserved and accessible.
  • Develop and maintain processes for import/export of data files required for research to support researchers.
  • Be responsible for Mobilise-D compliance with data security, anonymity and privacy regulatory and ethical restrictions, especially GDPR.
  • Define Mobilise-D requirements for data governance including data ownership and polices for data access
  • Design and prepare reports to provide information for standard data requests (e.g. information required for audit) and datasets. Requires post holder to deal with raw tables and formulate (often complex) queries using SPSS, SQL or equivalent.
  • Be a main point of contact for the partner institutions for data management queries.
  • Liaise with the clinical teams as appropriate in order to resolve data queries.
  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams across partner institutions.
  • Organise, attend and document meetings as requested.
  • Support the Project Administrator in relevant aspects of study management and monitoring.
  • Maintain database-related SOPs and documentation for compliance with HTA and MHRA requirements.
  • Comply with Human Tissue Authority (HTA) and Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority (MHRA) guidelines on anonymity of data.
  • Undertake other reasonable duties or responsibilities as requested.
  • Take responsibility for identifying own learning needs, including identifying appropriate courses to ensure up to date knowledge in the regulations governing clinical research and research data.

 

The Person

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Experience and thorough understanding of data management
  • Experience of relational database design and development from conceptual modelling to implementation
  • Experience of querying databases in a native database environment
  • Experience of statistical software and computer programming tools (e.g. SPSS, SQL and MS Excel)
  • Experience in managing large and complex datasets in multicentre clinical studies
  • Experience of all Microsoft Windows applications, in particular Excel 
  • A clear understanding of data security, anonymity and privacy regulatory and ethical restrictions, especially GDPR
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques
  • Good information technology and computing skills

Desirable

  • Experience of Structured Query Language server databases
  • Experience of Java
  • Experience of Filemaker
  • Knowledge of the ethical, governance, and regulatory issues involved in clinical research, ideally evidenced by recent GCP training.

 

Attributes and Behaviour

  • Attention to detail and high standards of accuracy
  • Able to problem solve and use initiative
  • Able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to organise own workload, with minimum supervision

 

Qualifications

Essential

  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field (e.g. mathematics, computing, life sciences or other relevant discipline)

Desirable

  • PhD in relevant field (e.g. mathematics, computing, life sciences or other relevant discipline)

 

 

 

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

 

Requisition ID: 5308