Job offer: Data Manager for the UBIOESDM

Description

The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is a cutting-edge institute addressing global public health challenges through research, translation into policy and education. ISGlobal has a broad portfolio in communicable and non-communicable diseases including environmental and climate determinants, and applies a multidisciplinary scientific approach ranging from the molecular to the population level. Research is organized in the following main areas, Malaria and other Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child and reproductive Health, Urban Health and Child and environmental health, Climate & Non-Communicable Diseases.  ISGlobal is accredited with the Severo Ochoa distinction, a seal of excellence of the Spanish Science Ministry.

Venue

Barcelona

What We Are Looking for

ISGlobal is seeking a Data Manager who is interested in joining the Biostatistics and Data Management group (UBIOESDM), taking over and managing activities related to data management of several research projects managed by the UBIOESDM, in collaboration with other members of the data management team and with the support of the Data Manager Coordinator.
The mission of the ISGlobal UBIOESDM is to offer advice, services and training in data management and statistical analysis to the projects in the areas of biomedical, clinical or environmental research.
This support encompasses the entire life cycle of data. This includes the creation, management, analysis, preservation and sharing of data, with the aim of transforming the collected information into knowledge.
To meet all these needs, the UBIOESDM is made up of data manager technicians and data analysts.

Key Responsibilities

This Data Manager will – with the support of the ISGlobal Data Manager Coordinator - plan and design, implement, coordinate, supervise and give support on research data management activities related to some of the research projects managed at UBIOESDM. The role will require collaboration with international project partners from a range of disciplines as well as researchers at ISGlobal.

Specific Duties

  • Design and maintain electronic data collection instruments according to the study Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Case Report Forms (CRF).
  • Setup or support the data Quality Assurance and Control (QA/QC) mechanisms (data quality rules) to validate captured data. 
  • Code scripts to produce routine progress and data quality reports to inform the team on the status of the data collection activities and address data quality issues. Prepare data reports about specific queries coming from the team or external bodies.
  • Train implementing partners on the eCRF and data QA/QC tools according to the defined data management SOP.
  • Support implementing partners on electronic data collection tools during data collection activities.
  • Work on the studies data curation and archival. 
  • Train and support other studies in data curation and archival at the ISGlobal research data repository.
  • Code scripts or develop applications to connect different data sources or systems.
  • Administer the Clinical Data Management Systems (CDMS) in place (REDCap, OpenClinica, LibreClinica, KoboToolbox, ODK…) and the research data repository (Dataverse).

Auxiliar tasks

  • Define, maintain and execute the Data Management Plan (DMP) and Data Validation Plan (DVP) for each research project according to the study protocols, the context of each of the implementing partners and specific regulations and/or good practices.
  • Write specific data management SOP based on the electronic Case Report Form (eCRF) and the data QA/QC tools in place.
  • Administer (with support from ISGlobal IT Team) the data architecture and servers where the data systems are hosted.
  • This job description reflects the present requirements of the post but may evolve at any time in the future as duties and responsibilities change and/or develop providing there is appropriate consultation with the post-holder. 
  • This job description is not a definitive or exhaustive list of responsibilities but identifies the key responsibilities and tasks of the post holder. The specific objectives of the post holder will be subject to review as part of the individual professional assessment process.

Training and experience /Qualifications

  • Degree / master in Computer Science, Engineering, Bioinformatics or similar background
  • Experience 2-4 years preferred but open to junior candidates

Specific Requirements

  • It is desired that the candidate meets as many of the following criteria as possible:
  • Experience on research data management activities
  • Experience in processing and managing of data/ research data
  • Development experience in one or more general purpose programming languages:  java, R, Shiny, Python…
  • Experience with front end applications 
  • Knowledge of data servers, services and databases
  • Knowledge of CDMS systems: REDCap, OpenClinica, LibreClinica, KoboToolbox, ODK…
  • Knowledge of data curation process and data repository systems: dataverse
  • Server administration skills (linux, apache)
  • Familiar with GitHub, Trello and/or other collaborative tools

Skills

  • Interest in development, medical research, global health
  • Teamwork, yet capable of working autonomously
  • Problem resolution.
  • Learning capacity.

The post holder will adhere to ISGlobal principles contained in People management policy, including Equity, diversity and health safety. The post holder will respect, and accountable to ensure ISGlobal policies and procedures.

 

Language level

  • Spanish / Catalan
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English (B2 or higher)
  • Knowledge of Portuguese / French will be valued

Conditions

  • Duration: 1 year renewable
  • Starting date: As soon as possible
  • Contract: Full time
  • Salary Range: 30k -33k
  • Full time position based in Barcelona

Training & Career development opportunities

  • Availability to eventually travel to project sites (Europe, Africa, Latin America)

Selection Process

The selection process is designed in two phases:


1- Interview phase of a technical nature, with the team that requires the incorporation. To assess the person's skills and CV.
2 - Meeting with HR with the finalist(s) to finish assessing the profile and discuss contractual and institutional issues.


If needed any technical test could be pass. A Psychological Competency Evaluation Test will be required for the structural or transversal positions.
In accordance with the OTM-R principles, a gender-balanced recruitment panel is formed for every vacancy at the beginning of the process. After reviewing the content of the applications, the panel will start the interviews, with at least one technical and one administrative interview. A profile questionnaire as well as a technical exercise may be required during the process.

How to apply

Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: DM_UBIOESDM_May23, attach the CV and a Cover Letter. Each attached document must be named with the candidate name and surname. 
The receipt of applications will be open until 15th June 2023.
Applications will be accepted until 17.00 CET of the closing date.
Only the applications submitted through the request form will be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The interviews could be placed during the reception candidatures period.

Diverse candidacies, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, physical abilities, and political views, are encouraged to apply.  

 

In ISGlobal we are committed to maintaining and developing a work environment in which the values and principles of our organization are respected and equal opportunities between women and men be promoted in each of the areas in which we operate, not tolerating discrimination based on criteria such as age, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, functional diversity, political leanings, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

ISGlobal supports the initiative #ScienceforUkraine. Therefore, to sustain Ukraine’s presence in the European Research Area and international scholarly community, candidates from Ukraine on all levels of scholarly career are welcome: students, PhD candidates, early career researchers and senior scholars.

We confirm our commitment towards the value of the diversity of our staff and student population and seek to promote peace, equity, diversity and inclusion as essential elements in contribution to improving health worldwide.