Data Manager University of Michigan, Medical School United States


Job Detail


Data Manager

Database Analyst/Prgm Inter

Ann Arbor Campus
Ann Arbor, MI




Medical School

Psych HlthSvc Outcome Research

3/21/2019 – 4/16/2019

Information Technology


How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


Job Summary

The University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry is currently seeking a full-time, data manager to work on various projects alongside investigators, project managers, data analysts, and research assistants. We collect extensive and ongoing clinical data on research participants that is maintained as paper surveys and as electronic data in research databases. Our team uses a wide variety of peripheral devices, currently Microsoft Access, Qualtrics, and REDCap are the primary data management systems. This position will participate in all aspects of the research process and in projects involving one or more of the databases listed above.


Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.



  • Database Tracking: Designs, programs, and maintains complex databases including development of user interfaces to databases. Develop a tracking system of data systems, passwords, and progress of data management across projects. Will work alongside the data analysts to determine variable coding and organization and to articulate procedures to study staff.

  • Reporting: Create reports and determine proper data fields needed for report completion. Communicate data needs to programmers. Pull data for reports and analyze/assist with report completion, ensuring data accuracy.

  • Data Entry Training and Management: Implements and maintains procedures for collecting, entering, and cleaning data, as well as safe data storage and helping to make data available for data analysts and investigators. Trains staff on data entry. Conducts quality assurance assessments of data entry.

  • Survey and Questionnaire Development: Work with study team to determine best practices for data collection and constructing questionnaires. Develops codebooks to correspond with questionnaires. Tracks questionnaires across studies to determine thoughtful overlapping of data needs and to avoid redundancies.

  • Data Analysis: Perform basic data analysis of discriptives and hypothesis testing. Ability to translate results into tables, charts, and written documents for dissemination.

  • Data Troubleshooting: Analyze existing systems functions and critical problems working with staff to     determine and implement best practices for data management.

  • Additional project administrative tasks as necessary


Required Qualifications*

  • Database administration and programming knowledge, and/or the ability to quickly learn (MS Access, Qualtrics, REDCap, Excel)

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, biostatistics, mathematics, statistics, engineering or related field.

  • Able to work in a clinical research environment and adhere to regulations including confidentiality and security of participant data

  • Write basic code to design and maintain programs/database.

  • Basic data analytical skills (e.g., discriptives, inferential statistics)

  • Able to develop work plans for data management with specific deadlines and responsibilities

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy. Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • The ability to work as part of a team or individually while meeting deadlines in a multi-tasking environment with competing deadlines.

  • 1-2 years of prior data management experience (any setting)


Desired Qualifications*

  • Prior experience working with multiple projects at once.

  • A strong desire to work with data and organize data systems.

  • Working knowledge of SAS, SPSS

  • Knowledge of mental health-care field

  • Experience with clinical healthcare data, including data management, and integration of multiple data sources.

  • Ability to collaborate with IT, implementation team(s), and vendors to support clinical application development and/or integrate data sources.

Work Schedule

M-F, may require some evenings and weekends

Work Locations

Ann Arbor, MI


Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.


Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.


U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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