Data Management Analyst III

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jul 30, 2022
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Data Management Analyst III

Job Description:

Coordination of major data projects
Coordinate data management and statistical procedures for ongoing projects: (1) developing COPD subtypes, (2) studying molecular mechanisms of IPF progression, (3) studying molecular mechanisms of lung aging, (4) developing biomarkers for alcoholic hepatitis progression, and (5) developing biomarkers of liver post-transplant outcomes. Oversee student assistants/staff that are assisting with data entry and validation and ensure that several data quality checks are completed which include weekly checks to monitor data quality and completeness and resolve any data issues. Manage local databases with molecular and (anonymized) clinical data. Lead and supervise teams of students and postdocs in analyzing the data for each project. Perform biological and clinical interpretations of the results and write scientific papers. Prepare monthly reports and track study progress. Provide assistance in identifying participants with certain features for new ancillary projects.

Data acquisition, management and quality control
Coordinate with collaborators at the University of Pittsburgh, Yale University, Ohio State University, Harvard University to ensure timely data transfer to the lab. Coordinate data management and analytic procedures for ongoing projects (see above). Data will be pre-processed and stored in group accessible cloud servers (e.g., GitHub, UF Box) in various formats (e.g., Excel, csv, RData). The data need to be updated regularly. Quality control would be performed using R, Python, or other tools.

Provide database access and analytic support to multidisciplinary group of researchers involved with the projects, including supervisor Dr. Benos.
Meet with lab members and collaborators working in these projects and help them to identify the optimal set of variables they need for their analyses. When needed, help to run basic analyses and analyze data in collaboration with a team of investigators. Work with trainees and other members of the lab to create data-sets, run analyses, and help to interpret the data.

Write reports, IRB applications, seek new funding opportunities
Participate in writing the annual reports for the funding agencies (e.g., NIH) for all projects. Assist with writing IRB applications for existing and new projects. Find new funding opportunities.

Other duties as assigned
Perform other related duties within the scope of the position, as assigned. Be available to advise members of the lab. Stay current with knowledge and expertise related to the major projects of the lab by following the literature to help generate ideas for new projects. Attend relevant training courses, taking on-line skills training, and learning from others with similar skills.

Expected Salary:

$72,000 - $77,000 commensurate with skills, education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD degree in biology, bioinformatics or related field and at least 5 years of relevant research experience.
    Dependability and reliability.
  • Able to troubleshoot own work.
  • Ability to design a study analysis plan and interpret the biological and/or clinical findings.
  • Proven record of collaborative research using biological and/or clinical data.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Programming in R, Java or Python.
  • Ability to clean and merge data, create new variables, and transfer datasets using software, such as Excel, R.
  • Ability to get along with a diverse range of people.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your resume cover letter and resume.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This is a Time-Limited position

Monday – Friday, 8:00am -5:00pm; evenings and weekends if needed

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of it's faculty, staff and students. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Florida, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Health Assessment Required:No