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Full-Time Data and Project Manager Position (m/w/d)

full time – JobID: P0025V317

as soon as possible
searched for the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health.

The position is limited to 2 years. With option of further extension.

Tasks and responsibilities

For the new RECODID and ECRAID Base research projects, we seek an experienced project and data manager to join the data harmonization team at Heidelberg University’s Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH). Heidelberg University is Germany’s oldest university and HIGH is Germany’s first department of global health. HIGH has ongoing research projects in more than 40 countries and includes more than 60 researchers from a variety of disciplines.

ReCoDID (‘Reconciliation of Cohort data in Infectious Diseases’) is a 4-year (2019-2022) Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Commission (EC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The overarching goal of the ReCoDID initiative is to improve the research response to viruses and other pathogens by facilitating data and sample sharing between infectious disease cohort studies and building linkages between data generators and the Open Science community. To achieve this goal, ReCoDID combines best practice in retrospective harmonization and ethical data sharing, long-term investments in federated, cloud-based data sharing platforms, and novel statistical methods to create an integrated, sustainable platform for collaborative research. ReCoDID’s ambition is to facilitate cohorts’ use of their own epidemiological and high-dimensional -omics data while connecting knowledge generators with the Open Science community to accelerate the development of personalized medicine approaches to the identification, prevention, and treatment of (emerging) infectious diseases. ReCoDID is working to harmonize participant-level data from COVID-19-related cohorts in Europe and Latin America.

ECRAID Base, the European Clinical Research Alliance on Infectious Diseases, is a 5-year (2021-2025), Horizon 2020-funded, Europe-wide initiative to improve the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases, with a focus on emerging infectious diseases. ECRAID includes 6 perpetual cohort studies based in intensive care units, emergency rooms, and primary care that will enroll 20,000 patients per year. These ongoing clinical trials allow for rapid, flexible response to emerging infectious diseases and related crisis and will facilitate the application of multi-site, multi-country, multifactorial, adaptive randomized controlled trials to address priority public health issues.

Data and project management tasks

  1. Corresponding with data contributors to obtain all necessary documentation to include their data in the project (e.g., letter of agreement, documentation of ethics review, de-identified, participant-level data)
  2. Managing regular project meetings to coordinate harmonization work
  3. Working with clinical experts to develop master codebooks for cross-study harmonization
  4. Developing and implementing standard operating procedures for retrospective harmonization
  5. Retrospective harmonization of participant-level data across related studies
  6. Basic data analysis to example variable distribution and quality
  7. Participation in related publications
  8. Supervision of student assistants
  • Close attention to detail
  • A master’s degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, or Computer Science
  • Experience in project and data management
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Familiarity with R
  • Familiarity with electronic medical records
  • Ability to work remotely with minimal supervision

Additional desired qualifications

  • Experience with clinical data standards (e.g. C-DASH, SDTM)
  • Clinical expertise related to COVID-19 or other respiratory pathogens
  • Ability to read Spanish, French, or Portuguese
We offer
  • Target-oriented individual further education and training opportunities
  • Targeted training on the job
  • Ticket for public transport
  • Possibility of child care (crèche and kindergarten) as well as subsidy for holiday care for school children
  • Active health promotion
  • Company pension scheme
  • Access to the university library and other university facilities (e.g. university sports)
Kontakt & Bewerbung

For further Information please contact Lauren Maxwell via lauren.maxwell@uni-heidelberg.de.


Applications will be accepted until filled via e-mail.

Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg
Heidelberg Institut for Global Health
Lauren Maxwell 
Im Neuenheimer Feld 130.3
69120 Heidelberg

Published: 02.11.2020

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