Data Manager
University of Nebraska - Lincoln, NE

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The data manager will be responsible for developing and maintaining systems and procedures for managing the flow of data from data collection through to data preparation for analysis and dissemination, including data entry, verification, scoring and cleaning that integrates data from questionnaires, biological assays, and behavioral assessments. Projects in the lab range from large-scale longitudinal NIH-funded studies of birth and preschool cohorts, which aim to understand the developmental antecedents, trajectories and impact of executive control and disruptive behavior, to smaller cross-sectional studies incorporating ERP or experimental designs. Additional responsibilities include training and coordinating a team of undergraduate students and research technicians who assist in working with the data and liaising with the project PIs and postdoctoral fellows to ensure the scientific integrity of data management across the various projects. Secondary to these responsibilities, opportunities for involvement in data analysis may arise dependent upon lab needs and employee skills and interest.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Educational Psychology, Sociology or related social science; Statistics; Biostatistics; Business; Computer Science; or Health Information Management, Health Administration, or Public Health or related health degree required. Proficiency in Access, SQL, and SAS for purposes of data management, scoring, validation and cleaning, or in similar computer programming language(s)/package(s) that would allow for translation of skills to these mandatory packages necessary. Must be skilled in data management and analytic software to be able to develop, deploy and maintain strategies that promote a smooth flow of data collection and processing. Ability to work independently and anticipate areas for additional growth and contributions to enhance the goals of the lab required. Must be able to collaborate with coworkers and students in a professional manner.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Psychology, Educational Psychology, Sociology or related social science; Statistics; Biostatistics; Business; Computer Science; or Health Information Management, Health Administration, or Public Health or related health field preferred. Minimum of one year experience with managing and cleaning data in a laboratory, academic or business setting desired. Minimum of one year experience developing and maintaining databases desired, including experience creating and maintaining tables, forms, and reports and writing queries including insert and update queries with a variety of joins. Experience with Java, JavaScript and MySQL software preferred. Experience using data-connectivity tools such as ODBC a plus. Ability to conduct basic data analyses (e.g., using SAS or SPSS), preferably in the social sciences desirable. Experience coordinating teams of people helpful. Preference for strong communication skills and service orientation, including experience disseminating technical knowledge to a non-technical audience.

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