NEST Data Manager

Rice University   •  

Houston, TX

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


5 - 7 years

Posted 23 days ago

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Position Summary The Rice 360° Institute for Global Health offers innovative research & education programs to design and implement new technologies to solve real global health challenges. The Neonatal Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST360°) program led by Rice 360° is an eight-year initiative to enable African hospitals to provide comprehensive newborn care and to establish a pipeline of local innovators, technicians and medical staff, in partnership with an international group of engineers, physicians, health experts and entrepreneurs from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Sub-Sahara Africa. The first phase of the project will focus on Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria.

Rice 360° is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of NEST Data Manager. The Data Manager, under the supervision of the Rice 360° Executive Director and the faculty Co-Directors, Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum and Dr. Maria Oden, will design, develop and manage a large, complex database and data dashboard solutions for NEST360° to track, improve and report on program work-flow and impact. The NEST360° Data Manager will also develop and maintain internal data publications and website-based dashboards, compile and analyze data required for development and production of specialty reports, and respond to general data requests from internal and external stakeholders.

Education Required Bachelor's Degree Major/Discipline Substitution for Education Requirement Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Education Preferred Master's degree.

Experience Required 5 years Type of Experience Management of large, complex research project data sets and data dashboards.

Substitution for Experience Requirement Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.

Experience Preferred - From scratch generation of decision-making data dashboards

- Maintenance of HIPAA compliant system for data storage and sharing, preferably using REDCap

- Presentation of a wide-range of data visually for diverse audiences

- Compilation and management of data sourced from multiple institutions

License/Certification Required License/Certification Preferred Skills Required - Knowledge of, computer system capabilities, business processes, and work flow

- Experience with SQL scripting

- Experience with enterprise applications and understanding of database driven applications

- Strong understanding of the software development life cycle

- Knowledge of principles and techniques used in conducting management studies and in systems analysis

- Current knowledge of rapidly changing computer technology

- Skill in conducting interviews and facilitating group meetings

- Skill in developing and conducting training programs

- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to bridge functional and technical resources by communicating effectively with individuals of varying systems expertise and business needs

- Strong listening, negotiation and conflict resolution skills

- Ability to design and document complex business systems

- Proven problem solving and analytical thinking and ability to approach problems logically and systematically

Skills Preferred - Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding environment

- Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Access and Excel), Tableau, SPSS and REDCap

- Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills

- Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments

- Demonstrated successful collaboration and effective working relationships with diverse populations

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

- Excellent organizational skills and ability to be detail oriented

- Demonstrated ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved

- Possess critical and creative thinking skills, high standard of integrity, and incorporate best practices into the organizational culture

- Ability to collect, organize, analyze, interpret, identify relevant trends and present information in a meaningful manner using large, complex datasets and databases

- Ability to present a wide-range of data visually for diverse audiences

Internal / External Contacts Internal interaction with Rice 360° students, staff, and faculty. Serve as Rice 360° primary contact for matters relating to its NEST360° data coordination with external partners.

Physical Demands Requires working at a computer for extended periods of up to eight hours per day.Job Duties Job Duty Name Essential Functions Description of Job Duty - Translate business processes into system requirements and/or development of systems solutions

- Analyzes new business requirements, assists with feasibility of enhancement requests, system functionality, current system use and user needs

- Specify functional analysis and design and work with developers and analysts to recommend solutions and resolve system issues

- Reviews, researches and evaluates software to determine its usefulness and appropriateness; assists or develops preliminary and detailed system design documentation

- Performs configuration of enterprise application software

- Performs testing of new systems, upgrades and patching of existing systems; plans, conducts and documents results of testing

- Develops instructional materials, training, and job aids

- Analyzes data and provides data sets to users for analysis

- May include development of operational and analytical reports for end users

- Liaise with external vendors or partners in support of business systems, which may include system development, implementation and/or operations

- Performs all other duties as assigned

Job Duties Job Duty Name Job Specific Functions Description of Job Duty - Designs formats and compiles data required for development and production of specialty reports to address research topics and projects

- Effectively communicates research findings and other information in written and verbal formats as well as graphic or tabular displays

- Identifies, secures, confirms and compiles data and completes survey submission requests from various external entities

- Organizes and leads special projects

- Develops and maintains assigned internal data publications

- Manages the process of updating data dashboards reported on Rice 360 managed websites

- Advises institutional constituents on use of interactive data dashboards

- Uses statistical software to produce aggregate data for analysis and dissemination

- Prepares and responds to internal ad-hoc requests

- Creates numeric and graphic displays for succinct and meaningful consumption

- Prepares regular status reports on projects or topics of interest

- Interprets data, identifies relevant trends and recommends actions

- Performs all other duties as assigned