Junior Data Manager (Center for Prostate Disease Research)

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Updated: March 5, 2020
Job ID: 215292
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Junior Data Manager to support the Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CPDR. US Citizenship is required for this position.

CPDR is an integrated, translational prostate disease research center with a comprehensive research program to study prostate cancer in the tri-service military health care system. CPDR was established in 1991 by the United States Congress and has made groundbreaking discoveries continuing to improve early detection and prognostic factors in developing potential treatments for prostate disease. The discoveries are propelling its reputation as one of the leading prostate disease research centers in the nation.

This is an entry level position for someone with one to four years of experience looking to jump start their career. The Jr. Data Manager will work directly with the CPDR Site Principal Investigator (PI) and other designated CPDR staff to ensure efficient, effective and productive functioning of the multi-center national database program and other CPDR priority research activities.


  1. Extensive data entry into CPDR multi-center national database, to include retrospective and prospective data collection.  Sources of patient information will include electronic medical records (EMR), as well as scanned or printed medical chart information completed as part of routine patient follow up and validated quality of life instruments. All patient data must be maintained and kept secure per CPDR’s master research protocol guidelines and site/federal.  Detailed training on data entry will be performed in Rockville, MD and will be completed on the job.
  2. Perform systematic quality control and assurance measures per CPDR multi-center national database master protocol SOPs to identify and reconcile data discrepancies, fill in missing data points, with the guidance of WRNMMC clinical staff as well as the CPDR Epidemiology Research program team in Rockville, MD.
  3. Obtain missing data by reviewing approved patient electronic clinical databases, medical charts and ongoing patient follow-up forms, as well as interacting with clinical personnel. Annual review of the CDC National Death Index is also required to confirm vital status of patients not seen in clinic for >12 months.
  4. Be responsible for safe and IRB-compliant handling of medical information and patient consent forms, per guidelines set forth in CPDR’s multi-center national database master protocol.
  5. Obtain Informed Consent from research subjects as permitted by site Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  6. Assist with coordination activities of the Quality of Life study to include proper maintenance of study records, prospective follow-up of patients, systematic survey administration and extensive data entry.
  7. Interact and maintain professional demeanor with members of CPDR scientific support branch, management staff, as well as WRNMMC staff and patients.
  8. Organize and maintain patient research files according to approved CPDR’s SOPs.
  9. Evaluate and deliver feedback on data collection and QA/QC processes to improve data reliability and reproducibility at local site.
  10. General administration/clerical duties such as research chart hard copy and e-filing as well as preparation of research records for scanning.
  11. Completes other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of research methods, proficiency in Microsoft Office, relational databases, data uploading, and data set creation for quality assurance and control purposes; excellent verbal and oral communication skills. Ability to obtain informed consent for participation in human subject’s research. Ability to understand and learn medical terminology related to the prostate cancer field. Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time and to work with minimal supervision.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor's degree in a science or IT-related discipline.

Minimum Experience: 0-2 years of experience required; 1 to 4 years’ experience preferred providing quality assurance for human subject clinical trials.

Physical Capabilities:  Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time at a computer and/or desk.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Reporting structure will include an on-site Senior Research Associate as the primary Supervisor and the CPDR Director of Epidemiological Research as off-site, secondary supervisor.

Work Environment: Office environment.

Security Requirements: US Citizen required; eligibility to obtain and hold a Secret Clearance in accordance with DoD personnel security regulations and requirements. Active Interim or Secret Clearance preferred.

Additional: There is no parking available on site. Alternate means of transportation will be required (ie, metro, bus, bike).

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.