Research Associate, Data Management

George Washington University

United States

June 5, 2022


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Job Description Summary:

The George Washington Univerity Department of Global Health is seeking a Research Associate, Data Management for Dr. Emily Smith's research group. The research group focuses on how nutrition and infection shape healthy birth, growth, and development across the lifecycle. This position will carry out research activities by using quantitative methods to collect, analyze, and report data activities for an international study, under general guidance of the Principal Investigator. The study, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, aims to capture robust harmonized data on maternal and newborn health outcomes throughout pregnancy and postpartum.

This position will work directly with partners from multiple study sites to compile results and prepare technical reports. The individual in this role must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of epidemiology and global health. Working under the general guidance of a program manager, this position will be supervised day-to-day by the Principal Investigator (Dr. Emily Smith).

Responsibilities Include:

  • Prepare standard operating procedures and data collection forms.
  • Write statistical analysis codes for site-specific data quality assessment and cleaning.
  • Manage dashboard to track study progress and data quality.
  • Run data analyses for quarterly reports to the funding agency.
  • Support capacity building activities with data managers at implementing sites
  • Conduct statistical analysis under general guidance from the Principal Investigator.
  • Conduct data quality checks and send data quality reports to site data managers
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    Qualified candidates will hold a master's degree and 1 year of experience in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

    Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, or related field.
  • Advanced proficiency in data analysis using Stata and R.
  • Excellent project coordination and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience living or working outside the US and/or working with international partners.
  • Commitment to working in multidisciplinary teams, developing and maintaining positive relationships with co-workers and international collaborators.
  • Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience


    Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

    College/School/Department: Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Laboratory Research Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Hours Work Schedule: M-F, 9am-5pm; as needed. Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes Employee Onsite Status Full-time remote Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

    Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R001576 Job Open Date: 04/05/2022 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:

    Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

    The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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    About the employer

    George Washington University is a private institution that was founded in 1821. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,762 (fall 2020), its setting is urban, and the campus size is 43 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. George...