Data Manager - Research Associate

University of Cambridge - Department of Public Health and Primary Care

We seek to recruit an experienced data manager to the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit (CEU) in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge. The CEU is an internationally recognised interdisciplinary research Unit, currently comprising ~70 staff, which leads a portfolio of international epidemiology studies and trials. The post holder's main focus will be to develop databases to track biological samples, assays and data across these studies. Key examples of the studies the post-holder will work with include: 

  • INTERVAL: a 50,000 participant of English blood donors
  • COMPARE: a 30,000 participant of English blood donors
  • BELIEVE: a 20,000 participant household survey in Bangladesh
  • BRAVE: a 16,000 participant case-control study of vascular events in Bangladesh
  • MAVERIK: a case-control study of vascular events in Malaysia

The post-holder will work closely with the Head of Operations, Laboratory Manager and Data Management Team and will liaise with academics in the CEU as required.  The post-holder will be expected to have: (i) relevant qualifications (e.g. degree in mathematics); (ii) experience using SAS, STATA or other relevant software; (iii) experience of working with large data-sets and; (iv) excellent communication skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain databases for the tracking of samples, biological assays and all associated data.
  • Monitor, collate, QC and distribute data produced through biological assays.
  • Assist in sample selection through the production of 'pick-lists' and manifests.
  • Working with key stakeholders to resolve data errors/inconsistencies/anomalies.
  • General project administration (e.g. contribution to reports).

Education and Qualifications: Relevant degree PhD in Mathematics or similar numerical based discipline or equivalent qualification or have equivalent experience.

Relevant Experience: Experience of code writing in statistical packages such as SAS or STATA (or other equivalent statistical software). Knowledge of general principles of good clinical / research practice (e.g. confidentiality, data protection, consent).

Appointment at research associate is dependent on having a PhD or equivalent experience is recognised

Informal enquiries can be made to Liza Clarke  ( or telephone 01223 748622.

Location of post: Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge, CB1 8RN (approx. 2 miles south of city centre)

The funds for these posts are available until 31st December 2020 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Interviews expected to take place week commencing 13th November 2017

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role.  If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RH13565 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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