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Job No. 141648

  • Job Title:
  • DATA MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
  • Employer:
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Location:
  • Madison , WI
  • Posting Date:
  • 14-Jan-2020
  • Description:
  • POSITION SUMMARY:
    The MIDUS study (Midlife in the United States) is a multi-disciplinary longitudinal study of aging conducted by the University of Wisconsin Institute on Aging. The Data Management Specialist will assist MIDUS Biomarker project staff (Researcher, Program Manager) in managing electronic data, and other materials, collected in the current wave of longitudinal data collection, as well as, extant survey, clinical, and biomarker data obtained during 2 prior waves of MIDUS using tools such as SPSS, Python, or similar technologies. The MIDUS Biomarker project data are obtained during a 2 day study visit to a clinical research center at one of 3 data collection sites at UW Madison, UCLA and Georgetown University. UW-Madison is the coordinating center for the Biomarker data collection thus data collected at all 3 locations is delivered to UW for subsequent processing, cleaning, and integration into analytic data files. The duties described below represent general areas of responsibility in which tasks are related to managing data and materials as they are delivered to UW over the course of the multi-year data collection period. This position also provides back-up support for data collection staff in recruitment and some tasks completed during the study visit.

    POSITION DUTIES:
    List of Duties

    INSTITUTIONAL STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY:
    Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

    For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

    DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:
    Bachelor's degree required. Graduate work or degree in epidemiology, population health or social sciences preferred.

    MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
    Two years of related research experience in the epidemiology, population health or social sciences is preferred. Additionally, experience in database management integrating data from multiple sources and developing/managing data base/data entry systems (SQL, Excel etc) using SPSS, Python, or similar technologies is strongly preferred. Experience in recruiting study participants and running study visits is also helpful.
  •  Contact information:
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Madison, WI 53706
  • United States
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