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Data Research Manager

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 01/08/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 03/08/2018
Working Title Data Research Manager
Job Classification Research IV
Department Name 33204-Pharm-Pharmacy & Therapeutics
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0136023
Hiring Range $30,732.00 - $49,296.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Division at the School of Pharmacy is seeking a qualified Data Manager to lead the Program Evaluation and Research Unit’s (PERU) state-funded initiative, assessing new approaches to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

Since its founding in 2006, PERU has expanded its program development and research to four areas: substance use disorder education and research; opioid use disorder prevention, intervention, and treatment; medication adherence; and organizational health for healthcare systems. This specific role focuses on opioid-use disorders.

The Data Manager will evaluate project needs and resources in order to develop effective solutions and/or enhancements for complex data and database management. The ideal candidate has managed large-scale data projects or programs: assessing and mitigating risks, managing teams and timelines, implementing technical solutions.

The incumbent will be primarily responsible for project managing and leading the development, analysis, planning, upgrading, directing, designing, coding, testing, technical consultation, and specifications development for existing and/or new and highly complex information systems for critical research grant initiatives. A critical component of this role is ensuring and maintaining the integrity of all data and databases through the development, implementation, and adherence to quality control measures and procedures; this includes designing and establishing standards for data dictionaries, documenting modifications, and data collection instruments.

The Data Manager will act as the primary liaison for external organizations as it pertains to data requests and analyses. As needed, the Data Manager will perform complex statistical analyses and interpretation; create and manage web-based applications, websites, and perform website maintenance; and assist with grant preparation and scientific and technical manuscripts. This position requires the incumbent to work in a highly independent manner.

Education Required Master's
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 1-2 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

•Master’s Degree in Statistics, Information Science, Computer Science, or a related field strongly preferred
•Experience with standard statistical programs, such as MySQL, SPSS, SAS, STATA, Tableau, Excel, and database management programs is required
•Applicable project management experience
•PMP Certification is a bonus
•Proven success managing and deploying technical teams
•Effective written and oral communication skills
•Interest in opioid use disorder prevention, intervention, and treatment

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents