MRC/UVRI Data Manager Jobs in Uganda

MRC/UVRI Data Manager Jobs in Uganda

  • The Unit is an internationally recognized centre of excellence with dominant research themes
    in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines and immunity, and chronic diseases
    and cancer. Through a multidisciplinary approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological
    research, social-behavioural research and the conduct of new intervention evaluation studies,
    the Unit contributes knowledge on changing epidemics and diseases, the evaluation of
    innovative health care options, treatment and prevention and the development of health
    policy and practice in Africa and worldwide.

  • Following the signing of strategic transfer
    agreements between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the
    Medical Research Council (MRC UK), the Unit formally joined LSHTM on 1st February 2018.
    The exciting new partnership will boost research capacity into current and emerging health
    issues in Africa and throughout the world.

  • The Unit is based at the UVRI Entebbe campus with
    established outposts in Kalungu, Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala Districts. The Unit is now
    seeking enthusiastic and experienced individuals to fill the following position:

    Job Purpose:

  • To manage all study data for the PIP study which includes: - 1) to provide reports on study
    progress including information on data completeness and accuracy; 2) to provide complete,
    clean data sets to the statistician.

    Roles & Responsibilities

    Principal Responsibilities

  • Adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the data management of the studies they are working on;

  • Design/program the Database Management Information System for their studies, and create database tables;

  • Resolve problems that may occur during the data entry;

  • Run weekly reports to identify and
    solve discrepancies, missing records/data and other
    problems with the data in the databases;

  • Ensure that data corrections received are updated on the main database;

  • Ensure adequate backups of the data exist on external drives and servers, and are available in case of problems;

  • Extract data and transform it to a format required by the PI, sponsors or collaborators

  • To liaise with the study PI to answer any questions related to the data;

  • Ensure Data Management Assistants (DMAs) have the correct data entry program while entering their study data;

  • Supervise DMAs while entering data for studies they manage;

  • Staff appraisal for those supervised; and,

  • Mentor/train Senior Data Management Assistants (SDMAs) and DMAs on database designing and data checking.

    Line Management Responsibilities

  • Supervise Data management assistants.

    Person Specification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer science, IT or Statistics;

  • At least 5 years’ experience as Data management assistant in clinical trials;

  • Two years’ experience as Data Manager;

  • Should possess 3 years’ experience using Open clinica, Redcap and STATA; and,

  • Good communication skills.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; MRC/UVRI Data Manager Jobs in Uganda

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