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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

Zero to Thrive is seeking a Data Manager to manage research databases. The Data Manager will work under the supervision of Principal Investigators and Senior Methodologist to complete all activities including conducting and overseeing data entry, data cleaning and organization, writing syntax, managing research databases, creation of codebooks and data dictionaries and performing analysis. This is a grant funded, full-time position opportunity and a multiple year commitment is preferred.


Manage research databases which includes overseeing data entry, cleaning and storage. Create datasets including writing syntax. Train and oversee research assistants in data entry and verification. Ensure data is transferred for independent coders in a manner according to data management safety guidelines.

Prepare data files for analyses by statisticians and other research team members under the supervision of PIs, Methodologist and project coordinators. Work independently to perform data analysis, data transformations and descriptive statistics. Translate and interpret results. Work with research team in developing and designing research measure protocols. Work with faculty to assist with dissemination of results including manuscripts and report writing.

Update IRB regarding data management as needed

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in related field, Master's preferred.
  • 1-3 years related experience
  • Experience with SPSS
  • Experience creating data sets, writing syntax and codes & performing data analyses
  • Ability to work well independently and prioritize tasks

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with SAS, Research Data Experience
  • Works well with other members of team
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to balance attention between multiple tasks

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.