Job Summary

The International Foundation Against Infectious Disease in Nigeria (IFAIN) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established in 2013. As a not-for-profit organization, IFAIN’s sole enterprise is in medical research, specifically investigating the agents and causes of bacterial infections in Nigerian children. The results of IFAIN’s work help guide better public health practices and clinical treatments. It also improves the understanding of the epidemiology of infectious diseases in Nigeria through the generation of local data, promotes the training of local personnel in all aspects of infectious diseases, and provides evidence for advocacy for the prevention of infectious disease-related illness and deaths. IFAIN is uniquely positioned to generate critical epidemiologic data on infectious diseases in Nigeria through a network of diagnostic laboratories and access to both rural and urban populations across the country. The organization is supported by research grants from foreign universities, international donor agencies and has collaborative links with several Nigerian tertiary institutions. We seek application from a qualified candidate to fill the position of Senior Data Manager.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Job Description:

  • The Senior Data Manager will be responsible for coordinating data acquisition for research projects querying, cleaning, and validating existing data sources; supporting the creation of new data sources; and creating reports that support the analytical needs of senior leadership. This role will utilize various tools to develop reporting dashboards, create visualizations, and interpret data for stakeholders. Additionally, the Senior Data Manager will provide support on research and/ or data applications (Apps) by understanding the system data structure, assisting with testing of the system to ensure operational and data quality needs are met, assisting with training end-users, and creating institutional reports using data generated by these Apps. This position will apply proven quantitative, analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills to help maximize the benefit of the research system investment.
  • The Senior Data Manager will be responsible for performing end-to-end Data Management activities. He/she will participate as an active member of a multi-disciplinary team to plan, lead and execute the Data Management tasks required for field surveillance and clinical phase 1-4 studies. The Senior Data Manager must have a broad, fundamental knowledge of the data management process and be able to perform most required tasks with minimal guidance.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lead a large clinical study or a series of related studies with minimal guidance
  • Represent Data Management at local and international study management team meetings
  • Provide mentoring and training to lower-level Data Management staff assigned to his/her studies. Manage and monitor the progress of data management activities with collaborators or other vendors on assigned studies; build effective relationships with collaborators/ vendor counterparts
  • Develop and review protocols for appropriate data capture including the design of the electronic Case Report Form (eCRF). S/He will be expected to perform a detailed review of eCRF data requirements.
  • Interact with programmers, study operations lead, and statisticians in designing eCRFs and creating the annotated eCRF and CRF completion guidelines.
  • Lead the development of data edit check specifications and data listings
  • Coordinate the design and testing of Electronic Data Capture (EDC) systems according to company processes
  • Able to resolve EDC system issues with team members
  • Develop or lead the development of the Data Management Plan for a clinical study.
  • Able to review and provide feedback to the clinical team on other study documents, Statistical analysis plans and vendor specifications
  • May provide training on the EDC system and/or eCRF Completion Guidelines at Investigator Meetings and to internal and external study team members as needed
  • Perform reconciliation of data from external data sources against the clinical database
  • Perform Serious Adverse Event reconciliation activities according to SOPs and guidelines
  • Lead database upgrades/ migrations including performing User Acceptance Testing
  • Perform database lock and freeze activities per company SOPs

Essential requirements:

  • At a minimum, Bachelor's Degree is required in the scientific/ healthcare field.
  • At least 5 years experience in Data Management for the pharmaceutical/ biotechnology industry,
  • Must have good project management skills and a proven ability to multitask
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work individually, within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as with external partners and vendors.
  • Possesses strong English language written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to travel to off-site meetings or training seminars as needed.
  • Possesses solid computer systems and technical skills with a strong ability to learn multiple computer applications.
  • Prior experience with different Data Management systems and technologies, and Electronic Data Capture systems is desirable.
  • Remuneration will be commensurate with experience with formal opportunities for career development and training.

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