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UT Health Data Management Specialist in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Data Management Specialist

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 190001YX

Department: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research

Location: Houston-TMC

FTE: Full Time/ Non Exempt

Salary: $43-53k/annually DOE

Position Summary:


Schools of Public Health at University of Texas Health Science Center at

Houston announces a data management analyst position at the University of Texas

at Houston, focusing on data integration/management, big data science, HIV

phylogenetic analysis, and social network methodology applied to public health

and health behavioral research, HIV prevention research, HIV molecular

epidemiology, and other public health fields of public health.

Utilizing analytical and data management tools, performs intermediate level data creation, management, analysis and troubleshooting activities in support of multiple research projects and studies. Performs statistical analyses associated with research projects.

The position includes opportunities for

population-level surveillance data management, conducting machine learning and

statistical methods to analyze sequence/network data. The position will focus

on managing various sources of surveillance and cohort social/phylogenetic

network data, conducting phylogenetic, statistical, and social network

analyses, and assist in publishing empirical papers from ongoing studies in the

United States.Various data integration/management tasks will be conducted at Houston

Health Department and thus, an applicant is expected to work at HHD (1.5 miles

from RAS,8000 N Stadium Dr,

Houston).Specific duties will include development and monitoring of standard

operating procedures to ensure high quality data, conducting data quality

assurance activities, performing data extraction, and most importantly,

establishing and maintaining analytical datasets using standard software

packages (i.e., R, SAS, python), and performing data analyses of various kinds

including social network anlayses and phylogenetic anlayses, statistical


Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for managing/maintaining data for multiple projects or research efforts.

  • Creates, supports, and troubleshoots tools or software used to manage data.

  • Develops and maintains quality controls for all research databases.

  • Designs database queries and compiles, analyzes, and reports statistical data for research projects.

  • Interfaces with vendors and offsite researchers and coordinators.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Detailed knowledge of query design, report creation, and graphic representations of data.

  • Knowledge and experience managing complex databases.

  • Experience providing analysis of data.


  • Strongproficiency in R Programming for data management

  • Strongexpertise in writing and implementing R/SAS programs and macros.

  • Experiencewith SQL.

  • Workingknowledge of statistical software (Stata)

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, computer science, mathematics, engineering, social sciences (quantitative analysis focus) or related related field. Related experience can be used in lieu of education.

  • Master’s degree preferred from ComputerScience, Statistics, Biomedical Informatics, Engineering, Economics, Sociology,Political Science, or other social science disciplines.

Minimum Experience:

  • Three years of experience with complex databases. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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