Data Manager (Hedden Lab / Alzheimer Neuroimaging Data), Department of Neurology

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility for the position is coordination, management, and analysis of clinical, behavioral, and neuroimaging data sets from cognitively normal older adults and patients with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and other neurodegenerative diseases.


The position will involve coordination and integration of databases to store and manage different data types; development of processing pipelines for analysis of neuroimaging data (PET and MRI); coding analytic procedures, and serving as an interface between researchers and the infrastructure provided by Scientific Computing at Mount Sinai. The direct supervisor is Dr. Trey Hedden, but the position offers exposure to multiple lab groups that employ different methodological techniques. The position requires a high degree of motivation and self-sufficiency.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Create, update, maintain and validate data for the provision of computerized reports. Manage data through review, computerization, cleaning and auditing for compliance with standard operating procedures, and regulatory agency guidelines
  • Reviews, analyzes, and validates data to ensure consistency, integrity and accuracy based on specific guidelines
  • Develops study questionnaires. Analyze responses; develop plans to provide feedback
  • Assists in standardizing data management procedures such as documentation for departmental operating procedures
  • Maintains documentation and data quality management guidelines
  • Writes and prepares manuscripts reports and other materials for internal and external audiences
  • Ensures data accuracy through review of case report forms or questionnaires for completeness and consistency
  • Recognizes recurring issues and analyze causes in order to reach a solution. Generate plans and provide tools/techniques for improvement and to measure success
  • Provides guidance appropriate training to staff. Coordinate activities required to meet quality standards
  • Maintains knowledge of current regulations and technologies related to data management
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Masters of Science in computer science, engineering, neuroscience, or a related field; B.S. or B.A. candidates with demonstrated experience will be considered with 4 years of progressive data management experience in an academic research setting
  • Will be collaborative in nature and able to work across multiple participating groups
  • Will be reliable, professional, and organized; will have an ability to translate technical skills into a research setting
  • Will have expertise in statistical analysis and pipeline development; will have proficiency with database computing such as SQ
  • Will have expertise in Linux, shell scripting, and MATLAB
  • Some familiarity with one or more of the following (R, SPM, FSL, FreeSurfer, MRI, PET)
  • Interest in research on aging and Alzheimer’s disease is preferred
  • More than anything, we are looking for a motivated individual who will work to learn new skills and applications and is comfortable in a dynamic and varied work environment
  • This is an excellent opportunity to apply technical expertise to clinical research problems
  • 3 years of data management/quality assurance/experience in a healthcare environment
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, organizational and planning skills
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.


We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.


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Who We Are

Over 38,000 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 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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