Research (Database) Manager III

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA
Job Description

Job Title: Research (Database) Manager III

Job ID: 698597

Status: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Shift: Day Job

Facility: Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

Department: Biobank

Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213



The Magee Obstetric Medical and Infant Database (MOMI) is an electronic database comprised of all deliveries at Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh PA. MOMI contains 300 variables for over 200,000 deliveries from 1995 to the present. The current list of variables comes from admitting services, ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes, medical record data abstraction, the Pennsylvania state electronic birth record, and the Magee NICU database.

We are recruiting for a Research Database Manager to oversee this database, facilitate linkage to other clinical data repositories, maintain all regulatory approvals for data use, work with a small team to fulfill investigator research requests, develop quality control procedures to ensure accuracy and completeness of data, and implement a plan for expansion of MOMI to other UPMC delivery hospitals.

This position is grant funded.


* Assist senior investigator(s) in the design and plan of protocols and experiments for research projects.

* Coordinate all research activities, including data collection, data input, evaluation and analysis for a segment of a research project.

* Develop and implement solutions to solve study protocol problems.

* Develop and maintain an organizational plan for the laboratory.

* Develop curriculum materials for an educational session(s).

* Ensure that the laboratory meets applicable department, hospital and regulatory safety and fire requirements.

* Ensure the operational efficiency and accuracy of laboratory equipment; arranges for the repair of equipment.

* Has responsibility for interviewing, orientation, scheduling, work assignment and occasional input as needed from faculty supervisor.

* Implement, maintain, document and assist in the development of an effective quality assurance/quality control program; meets reporting schedules and standards.

* Individual's actions are not limited to a single work area and have a significant effect on the outcome of the research.

* Organize and interpret data and reports the results to principal investigator, study nurses and study monitors.

* Participate in planning and setting goals for the maintenance and development of activities and resources appropriate for the requirements of the laboratory.

* Participate in the preparation of papers for publication and presentation at meetings. Solicit information from principal investigator and study nurses.

* Perform complex scientific data reductions requiring the use of independent judgment.

* Perform laboratory procedures and tests. Analyze and interprets the results.

* Prepare, monitor and manage annual capital, labor and operating laboratory budgets.

* Program complex scientific and mathematical problems for solutions on a computer.

* Required to have an understanding of practices and procedures.

* Resolves unique problems by collecting and interpreting information.

* Responsible for following the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.

* Significant interaction outside of own work area and the MWRI.

* Solutions may include modifying procedures and methods to address new conditions. Occasionally receives advice and input as needed from faculty supervisor.

* Supervise library and computer searches for research data.

* The results of actions have a significant impact on a faculty investigator's research operation, with negative actions having a devastating impact on a faculty investigator's research operation.

* Write, update and maintain the laboratory policy and procedure manual according to department and hospital standards.


* Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral degree in Medical Technology, Chemistry or Basic Science.

* Ten (10) years of experience if you have a Bachelor's degree

* Eight (8) years of experience is you have a Master's degree

* Two (2) years of experience if you have a Doctorate degree

* Experience must be of a post-graduate technical experience in a research environment.

* Two - three (2-3) years in a supervisory capacity with a staff of at least 2 and responsibility over at least 3 extramural research studies.

* Previous experience as a Research Assistant, Research Associate and/or Laboratory Supervisor in a research environment.

* Proficient management and analytical skills.

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

* Demonstrated ability to handle, process and evaluate specimens for testing.

* Computer science, programming, project management preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

* Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities Salary Range: $24.27 to $41.99

Union Position: No

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