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Job Title: Research Data Manager
Job Number:
Organization: Veterans Affairs, Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)
Posted: 2/8/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Seattle,  WA   
Compensation: GS9-GS11
Position Description: The Seattle ERIC is recruiting a full-time position that will support the large, national epidemiologic research studies within the ERIC as well as smaller-scale, investigator-initiated studies. The Data Manager will work closely with the Center’s Senior Data Manager, Biostatisticians, and scientific and administrative personnel to conduct observational epidemiologic studies that address environmental/occupational exposures, pharmacotherapy, and genetics/genomics.

Primary responsibilities are to document and organize existing data sets as well as to extract data from VA data warehouses based on specifications, creating data sets to be used for research purposes.

Key duties may include: • In conjunction with investigators and staff, identify key data elements from national and local VA data sources and create analytic files for staff epidemiologists and biostatisticians • Design and create databases, tables and files to meet the needs of study staff • Manage, administer, and ensure security of data files • Troubleshoot data accuracy issues • Validate incoming data from field sites • Work with tracking data, addresses, IDs for geocoding, assist in populating tracking databases and QC checking data • Write and organize data summaries for internal use and for dissemination to Center website and to public and VA-facing interfaces • Work with Data Team and Project Managers to ensure quality data documentation is maintained and complete • Update and maintain data from past epidemiologic studies

Qualifications: Candidates must have a bachelor degree in a scientific field and 3 or more years of relevant health research or health data programming experience or equivalent professional experience. Applicant must be proficient in standard Microsoft Office products including Excel and Access, as well as MS SQL. Experience with either R or SAS is preferred. Excellent data organization, programming and communication skills are required, as is the ability to work effectively in a team setting. Desired qualifications include 3 or more years of experience and familiarity with VA data systems, files and data security policies.

Candidates must be US citizens. Depending on the candidate’s experience, the target salary will be in the GS-9 to GS-11 range.

Organization Description: The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is recruiting a Research Data Manager to work with an experienced and growing group of researchers committed to high-quality epidemiologic investigations using large, complex health data to address Veteran health issues.

Closing Date: 5/8/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: N/A N/A,  Research Data Manager
Contact Location:

Seattle   WA  98018
Contact Location:
 
  Seattle   WA  98018
 
Contact Phone:  
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: SeattleCSPEC@va.gov
Web Address: https://www.seattle.eric.research.va.gov/
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to SeattleCSPEC@va.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, preference will be given to materials received by March 1, 2018.

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