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Research Data Management Specialist

Company: Penn State University
Location: University Park
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


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Research Data Management Specialist

Level: 1

The Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine is seeking a Research Data Management Specialist to join its talented Data Management team. The Research Data Management Specialist will manage multiple datasets and corresponding documentation and collaborate with the research team (including other data management positions) to plan and implement data management procedures for clinical research projects. This position is responsible for designing, testing, and maintaining data management applications and databases; developing data collection forms; creating and testing data quality checks; importing and exporting data; monitoring data quality; developing, executing, and distributing reports; and preparing manuals of operations procedure. The Research Data Management Specialist will also provide training to research staff on data entry, manage data quality procedures, complete data verification and validation, as well as evaluate data management systems for quality improvement and efficiency.

Excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as the ability to prioritize tasks, are critical for this position. Ideal candidates should be detail oriented, skilled in data management/processing, and have a demonstrated ability to maintain high standards of accuracy, timeliness, and professionalism.

Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

A Bachelor's degree or higher in information science, statistics or social, behavioral, or health sciences with proven analytic skills, and relevant work experience with complex data and databases and/or research support is strongly preferred. Proficiency with use of REDCap is a plus.

This is a fixed term appointment funded for one year from date of hire.

The following clearances must be successfully completed for this position:

  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History-
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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