Data Manager II @ Boston Children's Hospital, MA

The Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital are seeking a full-time Computational Health Informatics Data Manager II for multiple dynamic (domestic and/or international) research projects. 

This position involves overseeing multiple types of assessments (e.g., questionnaires, behavioral observations, neuroimaging, genetic and other biological data) from data collection to publication across a variety of research questions. This position does not involve interaction with study participants.


  • Manage the design, functionality, implementation, and validation of databases.
  • Develop scoring scripts and automated pipelines for cleaning, preprocessing, and statistical analysis of data for funding requirements and deliverables.
  • Perform data transfers from and to collaborators as part of research collaboration initiatives. Comply with HIPAA data security and data sharing guidelines working with BCH-approved secure file transfer methods.
  • Securely store data collected from research studies, including via REDCap, Smartsheet, CANTAB, third-party cloud software.
  • Develop data quality pipeline for questionnaires, clinical and cognitive behavioral assessments, diagnostic reports, videos, biological specimens, neuroimaging (e.g., EEG, ERP), caregiver reports and interviews. 
  • Optimize data storage health and maintenance using MATLAB, R, Python, SAS, SPSS, etc. with longitudinal datasets.
  • Track changes to study measures, charts, and cohorts, order of tasks, version control
  • Perform regular audit checks for data, combining awareness of how the data are collected with initiation of data-driven data collection methods.
  • Incorporate IRB-required changes related to data management and data sharing.
  • Support PIs and project managers in preparation of progress reports and preliminary data for grant submissions, including streamlining of report generation processes. 
  • Manage data sharing, including data/variable standardization, for biannual data submissions to data repositories (e.g., NDA).
  • May supervise or lead/mentor junior data managers and data staff.


  • Minimum of 2-year commitment is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, psychology, statistics, or health-sciences related field and a minimum of two or more years of data analyst and data coordinator or equivalent experience
  • Excellent computer skills, including expertise in Microsoft Office software (e.g., Excel), R and/or Python, SPSS, and familiarity with SAS and STATA
  • Experience in formatting and exporting data for statistical analyses
  • Experience in verifying, documenting, and cleaning large data files
  • Commitment to the consistent maintenance, accuracy, and completeness of data
  • Familiarity with best practices for HIPAA data security
  • High level of motivation, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and well-developed communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and proactively and to utilize internal and external resources to complete tasks
  • Prior project or data management experience
  • Strong writing skills for documentation or publication
  • Strong communication skills for necessary collaboration with study team members, coordinators, and PIs, representing data management best practices and leading data preparation and recovery initiatives.

Preferred Experience

  • Master’s degree in biomedical engineering, psychology, statistics, or health-sciences related field
  • Knowledge of developmental science and neuroscience
  • Experience with longitudinal datasets and longitudinal study experimental design
  • Experience with reporting on study and/or data performance measures
  • Experience using REDCap
  • Experience working with IRBs and data use agreements (DUAs)
  • Experience providing educational support and training to research investigators and staff

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