Data Manager - Public Health Research Center (Fixed-Term for 2 Years)

Job Number
Posting Date
June 27, 2019

Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Data Analyst/Manager to join the Public Health Research Center (PHRC).

The Public Health Research Center (PHRC) at NYU Abu Dhabi is seeking a Data Analyst/Manager for the UAE Healthy Future Study: a large cohort study in the UAE aimed at recruiting 20,000 Emirati National adults to study health outcomes related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. This position requires working with large amounts of data and providing data management, manipulation and analysis expertise and support to the PHRC team and investigators. This position will initially be for two years, renewable.

Key Responsibilities

  • Management, transformation and curation of study data, and creation of a data and specimen repository
  • Providing assistance in the planning and maintenance of programed web-based applications including online questionnaires
  • Design and perform data import, export, updates and quality control procedures as related to data in the PHRC databases
  • Organize the data security and access protocols
  • Creation and maintenance of quality control manuals and data catalogs
  • Efficiently create study datasets for use by investigators, and in turn, ensure accurate submission of datasets containing newly derived data to the main study database, including any associated documentation.
  • Write quality control reports and maintain appropriate audit trails
  • Assist with production of scientific papers
  • Perform any other data management or statistical tasks deemed necessary by the Director for completion of projects

Required Education:

  • BSc in Computer Science or related field + 3 years of experience

Preferred Education:

  • MSc in Computer Science or related field or higher

Required Experience:

  • Experience working with data science programming languages like Python, R and C++
  • Experience in managing and handling and large research data sets and big data
  • Experience in managing data life cycle
  • Working experience in database development and management
  • Demonstrated strong collaboration and organizational skills

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in Machine Learning, NLP and AI
  • Experience in data visualization, database administration, genomic datasets
  • Experience in clinical research or biobank environment

Other Information

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.