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The database administrator should create and maintain a database for a new study on Zika/Dengue Co-Circulation in Ecuador (Zika and Dengue Co-circulation under environmental change and urbanization).  The database administrator will also maintain the quality of the data in the prior EcoDess (Environmental Change and Diarrheal Disease: A Natural Experiment) research study and provide databases to student researchers upon request.

The job responsibilities include designing survey forms, monitoring, abstracting data, entering data onto protocol-specific forms and/or specifically designed computerized data-entry screens, and assuring the quality and the integrity of the data. The data manager is responsible for a computerized database system, including the training of users and designing of summary reports for the investigators. Data for the Zika research study will be collected using open data kit (ODK).  The database administrator will be responsible for developing a database structure and organizational system to store this new data as well as managing data from the prior project in Microsoft access.  The administrator should provide ongoing consultation and technical assistance. This person is detail oriented, well-organized, and is a valuable asset to the research team in the successful management of the study.

Data collection     

Establish data quality standards and work with investigators to ensure standards are met

Data system management
Assist investigators with set-up, testing, and implementation of data collection software
Ensure system is operational all software updates are properly installed and rolled out
Build database structure and develop storage solution
Monitor data entry and troubleshoot data error issues
Perform and document procedures for data preparation (data cleaning and standardization)
Ensure previously collected and new data are incorporated in the data system

Data reporting and analysis 

Ensure privacy law and standards
Provide data reports and datasets as necessary
Consult on data query coding problems and assist in developing solutions
Develop a codebook for the new database


Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field or equivalent combination of education, certification and experience
Experience in a related role performing Microsoft Access database administration

Desired Qualifications*

Experience setting up databases
Demonstrated ability to build data collection tools on tablets and/or mobile data collection (i.e., ODK)
License/Experience or Master’s degree in an environmental or biology subject
Experience in survey development and field implementation in a low-resource setting
Demonstrated understanding of written Spanish


Additional Information

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff (leader/member) with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community. 

***NOTE:  This position is part-time at 50% effort.  The salary range posted is the 100% FTR amount.  The salary range for 50% effort is:  $27,266-$33,682.

Background Screening

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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