Data Manager Position @ Boston Children's Hp

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

BCH offers competitive compensation and benefits.

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

Boston Children’s Hospital requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and Flu, (unless you are eligible for a medical or religious exemption).

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.


  • Paid job
  • Professional development
  • Research
  • Post-graduation