Data Manager Npdpsc

Case Western Reserve University Cleveland , OH 44114

Posted 5 days ago


Working under general supervision, Serve as the primary Data resource expert representing the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center. Write and implement complex programs and applications with broad impact on the National Surveillance Center and Centers for Disease Control. The primary responsibilities of the Data Manager include technological support for Center projects, including database design and management, web site maintenance and design; as well as detailed data analysis. This position will work closely with all members of the administrative team to assure projects are completed in a timely manner. The analyst will provide direct organizational support and regular updates to the center manager and director.


  • Serve as the primary Data resource expert representing our national presence, provide data and reporting interpretation and ensure cohesive working relations with all State Departments of Health and The Center for Disease Control. Analyze data to identify areas of concern to manage national health risk and report appropriately to the State Departments of Health and the Center for Disease Control. Prepare and interpret annual department reports for presentations, survey data and all other statistical information as needed. Extract data according to specifications for a variety of applications including but not limited to the CDC, State Department of Health, grant applications, progress updates, website case reporting, and research projects. Critically evaluate and present data to answer specific questions for use in these documents. Collaborate with researchers from around the world to extract statistical data for publications (35%)
  • Provide high-level data analysis for the Center manager and Department director based on the information collected to ensure continuous and uninterrupted functioning of the administrative activities. Assist the director and manager in identifying goals, objectives, priorities and actions with the database and workflow (20%)
  • Maintain current application portfolio, maintain data and other research related activity. Keep abreast of changing reporting requirements and compliance standards. Advise research team leadership and provide solutions to maintain and report data ensuring that it meets compliance standards. (10%)
  • Prepare detailed specifications for project management plans, including MRI Study, Positive CSF Follow Up, patient database housed in the Secure Research Environment, and Turnaround Time. Work independently to implement, design, test, problem solve, modify and document plans using detailed instructions and specifications identified by Utech and the Office of Compliance. (10%)
  • Prepare detailed specifications from which programs will be written. (10%)
  • Design and manage the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center website content; including development, updates, and troubleshooting as needed. (5%)
  • Automate routine tasks. Automate current manual center functions in order to improve workflow and increase productivity, i.e., create and maintain additional databases, contact information maintenance, monitoring of research and diagnostic projects, and statistical analysis of both autopsy retention rate and turnaround of both lab and administrative processes (5%)
  • Provide database program support to department users as needed. Assist with information technology issues, such as program installation, peripheral installation and assist others with program usage issues. (5%)


  • Learn tools and techniques of quality management and risk management.

  • Assist in overall smooth functioning of the Center. Update job related protocols as necessary.

  • Ensure production turnover is timely and accurate and that follow-up occurs after implementation.

  • Be a participant of the Quality Assurance Committee.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Department: Continuous contact with department staff and faculty to extract research data, manage turnaround time and work flow and report statistics.

University: Frequent contact with UTech, the Compliance Office and Research Departments for MTA's and collaborative work,

External: Daily contact with Physicians, Biofortis, International Researchers, the Centers for Disease Control, State Departments of Health. Ensure compliance with CWRU and CDC requirements.

Students: Little or no contact with students


This position has no direct supervision of staff employees


Associate's degree and 2 years related experience or Bachelor's degree and 0 years of experience. Knowledge of LabMatrix, languages such as Visual Basic, C++, JAVA, HTML, and COBOL and databases such as Oracle, includes PL/SQL preferred. Additional formal training classes related to Statistics, Business Analyst or Project Management education preferred.


  • Accountability/integrity, customer/quality focus, diversity/maturity, receptivity, interpersonal relations, planning/organizing, problem solving, project management, self-development, and teamwork.

  • Thorough knowledge of applicable database design and access necessary for systems development/modification utilizing DB2 and Oracle.

  • Some knowledge of network systems/operating systems supporting applications.

  • Competent to work on a high level of application system analysis and programming activities.

  • Demonstrated ability of showing initiative, creativity, flexibility, self-confidence and high ethics and values.

  • Demonstrated development in leadership and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to actively listen, responsive to verbal and non-verbal clues.

  • Ability to respond to difficult, stressful or sensitive situations in ways that reduce or minimize potential conflict and maintains good working relationships among internal and external customers.

  • Ability to develop networks and use them to strengthen internal and external support. Ability to identify opportunities and take actions to build strategic relationships between NPDPSC, UTech, Biofortis, Departments of Health, CDC, and international researchers.

  • Ability to work as part of a team, being able to play the roles of team leader and team player as required.

  • Ability to recognize the importance of certain tasks and responsibilities and the ability to prioritize to ensure that deadlines are met.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple projects.

  • Ability to identify various types of problems along with the creation of workable solutions.

  • Good knowledge and understanding of project management principles, practices and techniques.

  • Working knowledge of languages such as Visual Basic, C++, JAVA, HTML, and COBOL

  • Working knowledge of relational databases such as Oracle.

  • Operating systems such as Microsoft Windows and Solaris.

  • Basic PC skills, general knowledge Microsoft Office products.

  • Ability to meet consistent attendance.

  • Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face.


General office environment. Limited manual dexterity required. Work requires negligible physical exertion. Little or no exposure to hazards.

Diversity Statement

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Reasonable Accommodations

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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Data Manager Npdpsc

Case Western Reserve University