Data Manager
Qetello Holdings
East London, Eastern Cape, ZA
2d ago

Data Manager / REDCap Application Specialist East London

Together with our client in the Healthcare and Research Sector based in East London, we are recruiting for a Data Manager / REDCap Application Specialist.

The suitable candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Database Management, Statistics, Computer Science, or related.

Purpose of the position :

To lead the strategic positioning, development and institutionalising of sustainable data management processes, procedures and systems.

To manage data team staff, oversee and maintain all data infrastructure systems and platforms, and develop and action core data collection, quality assurance and management activities and service

Scope of work :

Strategic development :

  • Position the Research Unit data systems to be flexible, sustainable and align to global research standards
  • Institutionalize high quality data collection, management, quality assurance and archival systems and processes
  • Identify and incorporate emerging data technologies and eHealth systems into current and future research studies and proposals
  • Design compatible and integrated systems for data processing and sharing with research partners
  • Research Project Data management :

  • Manage and ensure that all data collection platforms and systems meet the needs of individual research projects and field implementation activities
  • Design data collection tools using REDCap, ACASI, Commcare, or custom-made applications
  • Develop user-friendly interface applications for data collection and facilitate trainings and field implementation
  • Work with study PI and Manager to develop data management and quality assurance plans, including project progress monitoring tools
  • Ensure training of and optimal implementation of all components of project data management
  • Develop and automate statistical dashboards on project implementation and key study variables
  • Design and implement automated randomization procedures with allocation concealment
  • Database and IT management :

  • Implement, adapt and monitor data infrastructure including its networking and access
  • Maintain Research Unit virtual servers and hosting platforms and resolve software, hardware, and network problems
  • Development back-end database systems including SQL, Oracle and MariaDB.
  • Design and implement confidential and ethically acceptable data transmission strategies
  • Administrative :

  • Manage, train and mentor Data Team staff members
  • Inform technical specifications and oversee procurement of software, hardware and electronic resources
  • Prepare and extract analytic datasets, and perform basic analysis for project pi and managers
  • Attend departmental management meetings
  • Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Database Management, Statistics, Computer Science, or related field
  • Advantageous Qualifications :

  • Master’s degree in Information Technology, Database Management, Statistics, Computer Science, or related field
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics or Statistics
  • Certificate in Database Development and Management
  • Certificate in Sever Maintenance
  • Certificate in Information Technology (Network Configuration and / or application development)
  • Certificate in Management
  • Job related and industry experience required :

  • Data collection design using REDCap
  • Relational database development
  • Data management plan development
  • Data management and quality assurance experience in a research environment
  • Data server management
  • Epidemiologic study designs
  • Development of ACASI data collection tools
  • Use of STATA, SPSS, SAS or R for Data Analysis
  • Experience with cloud hosting
  • Experience with HTML, php or c++ languages
  • IT network infrastructure maintenance and management
  • Good Clinical Practices in relation to data safety and archival procedures
  • Biostatistical skills highly advantageous
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working as a Data Manager
  • Minimum 3 years’ in team leadership and staff mentoring role
  • Experience in IT environment advantageous
  • Knowledge of public health research implementation and monitoring procedures
  • Additional requirements :

  • Proficiency in English (reading, writing and speaking)
  • Proficiency in Xhosa would be advantageous
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Salary : R 613 157.00 R 838 611.00 CTC per Annum

    Closing date for applications : 2 October 2020 at 14h00

    Interested candidates should forward their CV with supporting documents to Alet Peens recruitment2

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