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Job Summary

The University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as an Associate Clinical Research Database Programmer for the Pediatric Acute Cardiology Care Collaborative (PAC3).



  • In collaboration with senior analytic team personnel, prepare data for clinical research projects.
  • Tasks include, but are not limited to, data quality checks and data cleaning, merging multiple data sources, and extracting project-specific data elements from large, relational datasets.
  • Work closely with faculty investigators and analytic team personnel to document data requirements, develop data collection tools, and maintain databases.
  • Assist with writing manuscripts, project reports, and grant applications.
  • Assist with literature searches and developing research ideas.
  • Maintain professional and productive interpersonal relationships with other project team personnel.
  • Contribute to database design and development, including user interfaces, data normalization and automated data quality assurance.
  • Work with software industry partners to develop clinical registry elements and reporting platform content.
  • This is a 40 hour/week (Monday – Friday) day shift position.
  • Will require occasional travel to Cincinnati Children's Hospital; frequency to be determined.
  • Please Note: This position could potentially be limited to 3 years, however, we anticipate the position will be ongoing as the database is built and the collaborative continues to grow.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, epidemiology, public health or similar program
  • One year of work experience in research data management
  • Demonstrated experience using SAS (or similar software) for data management and creation of research data sets, including use of arrays and loops.
  • Experience with relational databases and familiarity with SQL.
  • Ability to communicate data management concepts to biostatisticians, data analysts, and clinical researchers.
  • Candidate must have strong interpersonal skills necessary to work on a multidisciplinary team in a highly collaborative environment. 
  • Must be a self-motivated, highly dependable independent worker with the ability to efficiently and effectively multitask, prioritize and problem solve.
  • Excellent project documentation skills required. 
  • Candidate must be comfortable with meeting strict project deadlines as set by the leadership with input from candidate.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Knowledge of multiple statistical software packages (e.g. STATA, R, SPSS, etc.).

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.