Junior Research Data Manager

Company Africa Health Research Institute
Reference # SOM/DATAMAN/006/FEB/2020
Published 06/02/2020
Contract Type Contract
12 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Junior Research Data Management is a significant part of the scientific research process aimed at ensuring that research data are efficiently managed and curated in accordance with the best data management practices. High quality research data result into sound and trustworthy scientific output. Data discrepancies regardless of the type of research can adversely bias the outcome of the research. Therefore, meticulous attention is needed when handling research data. The purpose of the Junior Research Data Manager is to manage Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) research data and maximize access by AHRI scientists to high quality research data.The position is based in Mtubatuba.
Job Functions Academic,Analytics,Auditing,Biotechnology,Clinical,Data Management,Information Technology,Mathematics, Statistics and Information,Medical,Monitoring & Evaluation,Other Research Development, Science and Scientific Research,Research,Research and Development,Science
Industries Academic,Healthcare,IT - Information Technology,Medical,Ngo / Non-Profit,Pharmaceutical / Medical / Healthcare / Hygiene,Research,Science & Technology
The Junior Research Data Manager is required to manage data related to Clinical and Population research studies. He/She is responsible for the creation, updating, maintenance and validation of AHRI population research databases, for maintaining a high level of population level data quality and for the provision of computerized reports of these data. He/She is a key member of the Research Data Management Department team.


1. Bachelor’s degree in computer science or other information technology (IT) field


1.At least one year working experience in data extraction and analysis or research data management
2.At least one year’ experience in research data analysis and management
3.Experience in working with complex and large databases
4.Exposure to data extraction, transformation and loading and business analytics
5.Experience in working with scientists, such as clinicians and epidemiologists, in formulating data requirements and preparing data for statistical analysis
6.Experience in successfully mentoring junior staff to fulfill data management functions such as data extraction, analysis and reporting.


1.Ability to work independently and to collaborate with teams of individuals in diverse settings with a solution-oriented approach and taking responsibility for own actions
2.Ability to handle multiple projects and work well under pressure, including working with interruptions and deadlines, ability to prioritize work, and produce quality
3.work precisely according to procedures, rules and regulations
4.Recognize recurring issues and analyse their causes in order to reach a solution
5.Ability to solve problems quickly and effectively
6.Consistency in delivering positive results, following tasks through from start to finish

Please note only those candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be considered. AHRI is fully compliant with South African labour law and is committed to employment equity. This position is open to South African applicants and valid work permit holders.

AHRI reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to extend the above date in order to facilitate further searches. Furthermore, AHRI reserves the right not to make an appointment. Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date.
Job Closing Date 01/03/2020
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