Medical Research Council Data Manager Jobs in Uganda

Medical Research Council Data Manager Jobs in Uganda

Job Purpose:

The main responsibilities of the post holder will be to design data entry programs, set up
study databases for projects and carry out data management by cleaning and checking the

To provide simple summary statistics, listings and results from the database.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • To manage the OMWaNA study database, and field site OMWaNA data management activities;
  • To prepare reports to identify and resolve discrepancies, missing records/data and other
    problems with the data;
  • To supervise data collection by the OMWaNA study staff and ensure accurate and timely
    data entry and query resolution;
  • To run simple analyses such as merging and appending files;
  • To train and mentor OMWaNA study staff who will be collecting the data using both
    electronic and paper based case report forms;
  • To compile study progress reports;
  • To undertake additional tasks as required by the Head of Data Management and/or the
    OMWaNA project leaders.

    Person Specification
  • A bachelor’s degree in a data related field (e.g. IT, Statistics, database programming,
    Software engineering, computer science, Quantitative economics)
  • Significant practical experience (i.e. at least three years) working as a senior data
    management assistant in a medical/epidemiological research environment
  • Experience in the design and analysis of clinical trials;
  • At least 2 years’ experience in management of data on at least 3 clinical studies including
    on a randomized controlled trial
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good analytical and numeracy skills with a good understanding of data management
    issues in medical research
  • Experience working with specialized GCP Compliant database management system
    software e.g. OpenClinica, REDCap.
  • Experience using Statistical analysis software e.g. Stata, SPSS or EpiInfo; programming
    and database design skills; Lab Data Management systems such as LIMs and Freezer
    works is an added advantage.
  • Record of
    scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals is an added advantage.

  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others

    Job Specific:
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Proactivity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility Towards Others
  • Service Orientation
  • Development Orientation

    How to Apply
  • Fill an online form accordingly by following the link below and there after submit your
    application documents to the e-mail below:
  • Filling the form more than once will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • High level of integrity while filling the form is required and will be considered during shortlisting.
  • Please email your application to
  • Applications should include
    academic documents, a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact and three traceable
    professional references.
  • Combine all application documentation into one PDF document.
  • Deadline is Friday 28th June 2019, 5:00pm.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
  • Note that academic qualifications
    will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions.
  • This position is open to Ugandan
    nationals only.
  • NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the email:
  • DM619
  • The applications should be addressed to:
  • The Human Resource and Administration Manager
    MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
  • P.O.Box, 49
  • Entebbe, Uganda
  • For more information and job application details, see; Medical Research Council Data Manager Jobs in Uganda

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