Mount Sinai Careers

Data Manager, Department of Psychiatry

New York, New York
Allied Health

Job Description

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What You’ll Do:  

The Data Manager will work in the Traumatic Stress Studies Division at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/ James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center primarily in Bronx, NY. Under the supervision of the Director, the Data Manager will be responsible for all aspects of data management supporting clinical research studies, which includes several government funded studies that collect both clinical and biological data as well as genome-wide analyses. Several of the projects are multi-site studies conducted by collaborators nationally.

Database Management:

  • Design and maintain databases to support all research projects
  • Perform data tracking and quality assurance
  • Conduct queries and reports for statistical analysis and reporting purposes
  • Perform system backups and recovery
  • Provide consultation and training sessions to database users
  • Conduct research to specify the data collection tools and technology platforms for the research projects
  • Create a Data Management Plan, participate in Case Report Form design, develop/implement edit check specifications, develop/maintain software for the monitoring of ongoing studies, reporting, and analysis of all projects
  • Participate in development of long range planning for new projects and facilities, serve in an advisory capacity on database procedures and methods
  • Ensure smooth integration into the database of data acquired from disparate sources, including scannable forms and internet-based questionnaires
  • Produce data listings, summary tables and graphics for interim and final analyses as well as publications
  • Manage user requests and access permissions to research program folders and files, establish new user accounts and privileges
  • Ensure that external and internal regulations and policies governing data management are met, including regulations concerning security, auditability, and privacy
  • Perform SQL queries

Data Collection Management:

  • Maintain internet-based questionnaire system
  • Develop new questionnaires as needed
  • Train staff in the use of data base systems
  • Ensure that data is being entered in an timely manner after collection
  • Advise and assist in the integration of other data sources (e.g., psychophysiological recordings) into the general research database)
What You’ll Bring:

Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities, which include the following:

  • BA or BS degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Advanced knowledge of databases and software technologies
  • Requires an in depth understanding of data collection, data flow management, data quality, data technology, dataset delivery, data archiving and data standards
  • In depth knowledge of clinical and biological research operations, quality management
  • Has a thorough knowledge and understanding of regulations, guidelines, policies and practices for the conduct of clinical and biological research, especially as related to computer systems, data handling and processing
  • Experience in training users in operation of software
  • MS Access and REDcap database management and programming (forms creation and Visual Basic programming)
  • MS SQL-Server database management and programming or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with large datasets from structured/complex questionnaires, databases, and research data
  • Knowledge of multiple statistical environments such as SPSS and SASS
  • Ability to provide security administration, backup/recovery planning, and maintenance
  • Must exercise judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness in making decisions consulting on occasion with academic supervisors
  • Ability to multitask, work independently with minimal supervision and proceed without specific direction to organize and work out all techniques involved
  • Excellent problem solving, change management, and analytic skills. Will keep abreast of new development in field and participate in professional society meetings and continuing education to keep skills current
  • Ability to recognize and troubleshoot both routine and complex problems
  • Ability to work with all levels of expertise represented and consults with academic supervisors on nature and general plan of approach to basic research problems
  • Demonstrated strong teamwork and organizational skills, and outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

Skills Preferred but Not Required:

  • Knowledge and experience in computational environments such Linux/Unix, R, Perl, and Python
  • Knowledge Bayesian statistics is a plus
  • Knowledge of advanced machine learning techniques
  • Experience working with large datasets, genome-wide genotyping, methylation and gene expression data
  • Experience working with supercomputer systems
  • Develop software using a variety of software tools, utilizing programming languages such as Java, C, SQL, scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python), and analysis platforms (e.g., Matlab, R) in a UNIX environment
  • Help to develop and utilize programs to collect, store, manage, and analyze array-based and sequencing- base genomic data

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Who We Are:

Over 35,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is committed to the tenets of diversity and workforce that are strengthened by the inclusion of and respect for our differences. We offer our employees a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, a 403(b) retirement plan, and much more.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.

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