• Database Manager

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/24/2018 1:00 PM)
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  • Overview

    Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.


    We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!


    Duties & Responsibilities

    Medical Science & Computing is searching for a Database Manager to support the National Institutes of Health.  This is a permanent full-time position and it is on site in Rockville, MD.


    The Database Manager will primarily be working with the data management of clinical trials, multiple sites trials, and assisting in data management needs of in-house general research.  This includes assisting development of the study data management plan, QA/QC plan, and general data management SOPs. The successful candidate may be responsible for developing CRFs to be used with clinical DataFax and other systems, assisting in setting up the DataFax and Redcap data management system for research trials, and oversight of data management activities for the delivery of clinical data according to acceptable quality and integrity specifications, and timelines. The successful candidate will report to the principle investigators and will work in a small team to support the data collected from various field sites. He/She will develop and maintain a close liaison with the study team including the data manager, team leader and study coordinator in order to optimize data collection and data integrity.



    • Assisting in setting up and testing the DataFax databases including programming and testing custom edit checks/automatic queries and annotation of the CRFs (UAT)
    • Generate study QA/QC plan using DataFax’s level system
    • Provide training to field teams on proper completion of CRF forms as related to DataFax requirements either remotely or in person
    • Perform regular QA/QC audits of database which include validating data entered into system, providing constructive feedback to field teams regarding data entry, reviews automatically and manually generated queries, generates regular QC reports for field teams containing errors and inconsistencies on CRFs for correction
    • Create custom and standard reports of data and export data into various analysis dataset formats such as Excel, Access, and SAS
    • Insure that system is being used correctly and in compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 (security, access control/permissions, audit trails, etc.)

    Programming (not required but should be able to learn):

    • Develop study-specific custom programming in DataFax Edit Check programming language to automate generation of queries
    • Write study-specific SAS Base programming to create specific datasets and general analysis


    • Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred in computer science or statistics with at least 5 years of related work experience.
    • Basic relational database management knowledge
    • Strong computer skills: knowledge of computer programs and programming normally used for data capture, retrieval and analysis.
    • Proficiency with SQL and relational databases, SAS Base programming
    • Knowledge of Good Clinical Data Management Practices, clinical trial processes and Data quality management
    • Attention to detail, especially regarding data accuracy
    • Team building and management skills
    • Preferred, Clinical DataFax, DataFax Edit Check programming, and Adobe FrameMaker experience.
    • Experience in electronic data capture using RedCap or ODK


    Medical Science & Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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