Job Posting for BWH, Center for Surgery and Public Health: Senior Data Manager

Title: Senior Data Manager

Organization: Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH), Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH)

Brief Summary of Position:

Established in 2005 as a joint initiative of Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), CSPH’s mission is to advance the science of surgical care delivery by studying effectiveness, equity, and value at the health system and population levels, to inform policy, and to provide support for faculty and trainees committed to excellence in surgical health services research (HSR).  The senior data manager will refine current data processes and leverage solutions to improve data quality issues and ensure data consistency and integrity.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Determine data sources that meet project needs
  • Acquire potential data sources and follow-on steps of cleaning, aggregating and importing data from a variety of sources (proprietary, internally generated, third-party), merging, de-duplicating, and validating
  • Prepare and execute data validation and quality specifications
  • Analyze data quality and recommendations for remediation of quality issues•Manage reviews of all data includes data collected via surveys and other mechanisms•Produce summaries and listings of study data
  • Manage Data User Agreements (DUA)
  • Develop processes for data collected under study protocols in collaboration with research and technical teams
  • Train/support research fellows and staff to help improve the quality of data being collected
  • Liaise between faculty, fellows and study personnel to track and report data management status
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities at the supervisor’s request


  • MPH or MS degree required, preferably in Public Health, Applied Math, Computer Science, Economics, Epidemiology, Statistics, or a related quantitative field.
  • Five or more years of experience in managing complex data sets and applying statistical methods to solve research problems.
  • Working knowledge of SAS and STATA as well as advanced mastery of statistical analyses.
  • Experience using factor analysis methodology and TreeAge software welcome.
  • Experience with large databases such as CMS and SEER-Medicare, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), and Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), among others.
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Must be deadline oriented.

To Apply: View full job description and apply here. Contact Emily Wilson, Communications Specialist, Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH), Brigham and Women’s Hospital at: with any questions.

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