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Data Manager: Design

Health Sciences
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Fixed term
32,817 to 40,322 a year
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Role Description

Department of Health Sciences

The York Trials Unit (YTU) is one of the UK’s leading centres for the design and analysis of randomised controlled trials.  Due to the continued success of the Unit, we are now seeking to appoint a Data Manager - Design.  The post offers the opportunity to be part of a large and successful multi-disciplinary Department, renowned for its methodological expertise and commitment to policy relevant research.

You will assist with the design of Case Report Forms (CRFs) and design, build, test and maintain study eCRF applications using YTUs electronic data capture systems.  You will also configure, test and maintain data entry and scanning systems.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join a successful trials unit and contribute to the way CRFs and eCRFs are collected using Electronic Data Capture (EDC) systems.


  • To assist with the design of Case Report Forms (CRFs) used for data collection across a wide range of studies.
  • To conduct database development and data management activities using Electronic Data Capture (EDC) systems such as REDCap.

Conditions of Employment

It may become a requirement for anyone successfully appointed to this role to undertake an enhanced DBS check, in order to undertake specific project work. Appointees will be asked to declare any spent convictions at the point at which a project requires an enhanced DBS check. The enhanced DBS check will then be carried out before they undertake work relating to that specific project.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • First degree or equivalent relevant experience
  • Woking knowledge of an EDC system (e.g. REDCap, Macro, OpenClinica) or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of CRF design
  • Advanced and recent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel or Access
  • Knowledge of Copyright and licensing laws
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues both internally and externally
  • Ability to write clear, concise documentation and user instructions
  • Experience of database development or across the data management life cycle for clinical research
  • Recent experience of developing database specifications, and building and testing databases ideally using an Electronic Data Capture system such as REDCap or similar.
  • Experience of developing data management and other clinical research documentation and procedures such as DMPs and SOPs
  • Experience of query management and data validation
  • Good understanding of data protection regulation (Data Protection Act 2018, GDPR) and information governance requirements for clinical research (DSPT)
  • Experience of training and supporting system end users
  • Effective team working and willingness to work flexibly
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - be able to communicate effectively with colleagues and collaborators internally and externally
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise your own workload effectively
  • Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills, managing workload to suit changing priorities
  • Ability to work unsupervised on own initiative and to plan workloads balancing conflicting priorities and meeting deadlines

Interview date: 5 May 2021

These are new posts and the positions are available immediately.  Informal enquiries are welcome please contact Professor Catherine Hewitt (

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