Center for Addiction Medicine

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The Center for Addiction Medicine offers many opportunities for professional and personal development, exposure to MGH learning environment, team work and external collaboration making working at CAM a unique and invaluable experience.

We are currently hiring for the following position(s):


PCORI Clinical Research Data Manager Position:

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

The Center for Addiction Medicine (CAM) in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School is seeking a Clinical Research Data Manager to help with community-based, translational research on substance use interventions in vulnerable populations, including adolescents and people with serious mental illness. The primary project for the data manager is a PCORI-funded large pragmatic clinical trial to determine whether academic detailing and community health worker support to patients and providers will improve access to smoking cessation pharmacotherapy in people with serious mental illness and improve smoking cessation rates.

The Clinical Research Data Manager will serve a key role in data management operations and will be offered opportunities to learn and hone skills related to the analysis of clinical research data as well as pragmatic data management and programming (e.g., merging files, recoding variables, calculating new variables). Under general supervision of senior investigators and the statistician, the individual will be responsible for data coordination, data integrity, and data management for the program. The data manager will be responsible for maintaining CAM databases, interacting with key members of the clinical, research, and information systems teams, as well as generating reports and providing clean datasets to the research team and other end users.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains and creates REDCap databases including extraction and uploading of datasets
  • Performs advanced and routine data quality assurance and creates reports
  • Assists investigators in assembling and cleaning databases
  • Develops programs to check the integrity of the data
  • Prepares reports on the quantity of data and quality in the data management system
  • Retrieves data and generating reports from the database as requested by staff
  • Assists in preparation of regulatory reports (enrollment, adverse events) as needed
  • Considers both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end users and applications
  • Capacity planning
  • Generating reports to end users
  • Pulling data and providing clean datasets to end users

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • The ideal candidate must be responsible and detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills. Advanced computer skills, and strong oral and written communication skills are also needed.
  • Prior programming experience, ideally with R or python.
  • Basic statistical analysis skills (e.g., t-tests, ANOVA, regression analyses) and experience with statistical software (e.g., R, SAS, or Stata).
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment, prioritize multiple tasks, and be willing to learn new skills as needed. Able to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Healthcare experience, particularly in an academic medical setting preferred.
  • Familiarity with REDCap, RStudio, and git version control preferred.
  • Proficient in English.

EDUCATION: B.A., B.S. required, ideally with a background in healthcare or computer science. Master’s level candidates and individuals with other backgrounds with the requisite experience will be considered.

EXPERIENCE: Past experience with statistical data analysis in a research setting and facility with statistical software such as R, SAS, or Stata required. Familiarity with REDCap, and git version control, a plus.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Office environment with necessary computer and other equipment co-localized with other clinical research team members. Day hours with some opportunity to flex time if needed with supervisor approval. Fast paced with a high volume of projects demanding good organization, communication, and teamwork. EEO Statement: Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer, embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Partner’s Healthcare is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

If you are interested in applying, please visit the following URL and search job code 3117354: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ghc/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en